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New Online Scheduling System Live Now!

Click Here to Schedule Your Appointment

(Certiport, ACT WorkKeys, Distance Education, Other Certification, CLEP, DSST, and NYU Foreign Language Proficiency only; see below for scheduling information for exams from Comira, Kryterion, MSSC, Pearson Vue, Praxis, TOEFL, GED, and NOCTI PLA.)

Have a question?  Send an email to workforcetestcenter@nvcc.edu.

Mobile Test Center available for special testing events!

Special Notice: The Alexandria location will close permanently as of December 21, 2017. All test proctoring services will be transferred to our Woodbridge location.

What We Do

We provide fee-based test proctoring services for industry certification and licensing exams from national test vendors, private associations, and businesses. We also proctor credit for prior learning exams and distance education exams for students taking courses at institutions other than NOVA. Fees vary based upon exam. 

We are located on the Woodbridge campus in the Workforce Regional Center (WRC).

Locations and Hours of Operation

*Hours are subject to change
Woodbridge (WRC)

NOVA Workforce
Workforce Regional Center (WRC), Suite 238 
Woodbridge Campus
2645 College Drive 
Woodbridge, VA 22191-4099 

Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

PARKING: Park in spaces labeled “WRC”. Permit required.

Who We Serve

We serve business professionals, employee candidates, career switchers, students, English-language learners, or anyone who needs an exam proctored.

NOVA Academic Testing Centers

To take a NOVA English, Math, English as a Second Language (ESL) placement test, and Extended Learning Institute (ELI) test, or a NOVA instructor referred make-up test please contact the NOVA academic testing centers located on each campus. Some NOVA Academic Testing Centers proctor exams for schools within the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). Please click here for more information.

Career Testing Proctoring Services

Industry certification and licensing examinations are available from the following vendors, other private associations, and businesses:


Test sponsors include the following and more. Visit COMIRA for exam, registration, scheduling, and payment information. 

  • American Culinary Federation (ACF)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM)
  • Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
  • Certification of Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI)
  • U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME)

Purchase your certification exam from the following sponsors here.

  • Microsoft Office Specialist
  • Microsoft Technology Associate
  • Adobe Certified Associate
  • Autodesk Certified User
  • Intuit QuickBooks Certified User
  • IC3 Digital Literacy Certification

SCHEDULE your Certiport-MOS appointment online by clicking here. Proctoring fees are payable at time of scheduling using a debit or credit card. 


Exams from the following test sponsors and more are available. Register and schedule to test at our location by going to KRYTERION.  

  • Amazon Web Services
  • National Contract Management Association
  • Salesforce.com
  • ITIL®
  • Construction Management Association of America
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
Manufacturing Skill Standards Council


Active military and returning veterans, this is for you! Register and schedule to test at our location at MSSC to complete the following exams and earn industry recognition from the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC).

  • Certified Production Technician
  • Certified Logistics Technician
Pearson Vue
Pearson Vue

IT Network 

Test sponsors include the following and more. Register and schedule to test at our location at Pearson VUE. 

  • Microsoft
  • Cisco
  • CompTIA
  • Linux
  • Oracle
  • Evaluation Systems-Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) for teacher
  • SAS
  • VMware

Praxis Logo

Complete your professional assessment requirement for your teaching, school principal, and school superintendent’s license by taking the corresponding exam. To register and schedule to test at our location go to PRAXIS®

Other Certification Exams for Businesses and Organizations

Businesses and Organizations 

We provide proctoring services to employers and private associations for their respective certification exams.

SCHEDULE your individual certification exam appointment online by clicking here. Proctoring fees are payable at time of scheduling using a debit or credit card.

To schedule a small (less than 10) or large group (more than 10) testing session, email workforcetestcenter@nvcc.edu  or call 703.878.6149 to request a consultation and make arrangements for your specific needs.

ACT WorkKeys®

ACT WorkKeys® Job Skills Assessments

For the Workplace: Earn a Virginia Career Readiness Certificate (CRC), a portable credential that proves to employers you have the right skills to be successful for the job. Complete three 55-minute tests that measure achievement in reading workplace documents, applied math, and graphic literacy. Click here to purchase a practice test. Visit Virginia's Career Readiness Certificate  for detailed information.

For High School Students: Reading for Information and Business Writing assessments are available for students in addition to the CRC.

SCHEDULE your ACT WorkKeys® appointment online by clicking here. Proctoring fees are payable at time of scheduling using a debit or credit card.

Academic Test Proctoring Services

Distance Education

This service is designed to support students taking courses at institutions other than NOVA and other VCCS institutions.

SCHEDULE your Distance Education appointment online by clicking here. Proctoring fees are based upon the exam time limit set by your instructor and payable at time of scheduling using a debit or credit card.

If required, submit your test sponsor’s proctor verification form by emailing it to workforcetestcenter@nvcc.edu

We are not able to accommodate walk-in appointments.

High-school equivalency exams. Click here  to register and schedule to test at our location.

Credit for Prior Learning

Click here to visit the Credit for Prior Learning page.

NOVA may award college credit by exam for college-level learning attained outside of the classroom through self-study and life experiences. The WPTC offers three exam series to support this option as listed below in addition to foreign and English language proficiency.


Testing – College Level Examination Program

Contact your school’s Student Services office for more information on how CLEP scores are applied to your transcript.

Two-five (2-5) days after you complete your exam the College Board will mail your official CLEP transcript to the institution you designate when you purchase your exam.

The Workforce Professional Test Center does not keep copies of CLEP scores and it does not process CLEP transcripts for NOVA.

  1. Review the CLEP Information for Test Takers booklet by clicking here.
  2. Purchase your exam from the College Board by clicking here.
  3. Print your CLEP Exam Registration Ticket and bring it to the test center on test day.
  4. Information about test preparation from the College Board may be found here.
  5. Click here for CLEP Exams and NOVA Equivalents.
  6. Proctoring administrative fees apply in addition to purchase price of exam.

SCHEDULE your CLEP appointment online by clicking here. Proctoring fees are payable at time of scheduling using a debit or credit card. 


Adult learners, military personnel and veterans, and home schooled students can prove mastery of subject matter for what they already know, earn college credits, and save money on their education by passing individual exams.

  1. Choose your exam title by visiting DSST® Get College Credit
  2. Purchase your exam before test day by calling 1.877.471.9860. Tell the representative you wish to purchase a DSST voucher for Northern Virginia Community College.
  3. Proctoring administrative fees apply in addition to purchase price of exam.  

SCHEDULE your DSST appointment online by clicking here. Proctoring fees are payable at time of scheduling using a debit or credit card. 


Prior Learning Assessments 

This series offers 112 technical skills assessments that have been recommended for college credit by the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS). They are ideal for military veterans, reserves, or those on active duty. Individuals re-entering the workforce, changing careers, or anyone who has acquired knowledge and technical skills outside of the traditional classroom may also benefit. Click here for a full list of available assessments.  Examples include Criminal Justice, Dental Assisting, Early Childhood Development, Emergency Medical Services, Health Assisting, and Home Health Aid, HVAC, Legal Services, Medical Assisting, Nursing Assistant, Personal Care Services, Practical Nursing, and Technical Drafting. To register and purchase your exam click here.   Email workforcetestcenter@nvcc.edu to schedule your appointment. 

Foreign Language Proficiency

 New York University (NYU) Foreign Language Proficiency Exams 

This exam series includes over 50 different languages and is designed for students who wish to earn college credit for their native language.

  1. Purchase your exam from NYU by printing and completing the Registration Form located on the scheduling website and mailing it to the address below with your payment and a Proctor Letter.
    NYUSPS Foreign Languages, Translation, and Interpreting
    838 Broadway, 6th Floor 
    New York, NY 10003 
  2. Click here for an up-to-date list of exam fees and more information from NYU.
  3. Request a proctor letter to submit with your application by providing your mailing address in Section 7 of the online scheduling system when you purchase proctoring services.
  4. Once your exam is received from NYU a test center staff member will contact you and assist you with scheduling your appointment.
  5. All NYU exams should be mailed to NOVA-Woodbridge Campus, Workforce Regional Center, Suite 238, 2645 College Dr., Woodbridge, VA  22191-4099.
  6. It may take up to four (4) or more weeks for your request to be processed by NYU.

SCHEDULE your NYU Foreign Language Proficiency exam appointment online by clicking here. Proctoring fees are payable at time of scheduling using a debit or credit card.  

English Language Proficiency

Test of English as a Foreign Language 

Scores from this exam are used as evidence of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers planning to study in universities in the U.S., to apply for a visa, to gain employment, and more. Testing sessions fill quickly so make your appointment as soon as possible! Register and schedule to test at our location by visiting TOEFL.

Test Center General Information and Procedures

1. All candidates must have an appointment prior to arriving at test center.

2. Valid government-issued photo ID with signature is required; it is the candidate’s responsibility to verify any additional ID requirements by contacting their test sponsor before test day.

3. Proctoring administrative fees are paid in advance of appointment using our online scheduling system with a debit or credit card.

4. Cell phones and other electronics must be turned off and are not permitted in the testing room.

5. Food, candy, gum, and beverages are not permitted in the testing room.

6. All exams must be completed by closing time.

7. Lockers are available to store your personal belongings.

8. Special Testing Accommodations: NOVA makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request and according to the test sponsor’s requirements with valid official documentation submitted one week prior to test day (recommended).

9. The Workforce Professional Test Center follows the weather and other closings and delays of NOVA.  A closing or delay announcement will be reported right on the College’s home page, www.nvcc.edu. For more information click here