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Our mission is to provide national, graduate, professional certification and licensure, proctored exams and university assessments to students and regional examinees in a professional, secure and accessible environment. We adhere to the National College Testing Association’s Professional Standards & Guidelines for professional test administration.

National Certification

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Commonwealth University - Bloomsburg’s Test Center is nationally certified through the National College Testing Association (NCTA).

This designation demonstrates mastery of best practices in the testing industry and shows state government, outside agencies, and accrediting bodies that our test center operates under the highest accepted standards and procedures for all types of testing.

Available On-Campus Testing

A high school equivalency exam is a recognized alternative to a high school diploma.

Our test centers administer the General Educational Development (GED) and the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET). Once either exam is complete, the diploma equivalent is nationally recognized no matter which exam was taken.

Available Placement Tests

Watch small video vignettes in a one-hour appointment and answer 50 questions. Scratch paper and pencil are provided. Results print at end of exam. Score 88% or higher to place into a higher-level course. Only 2 attempts allowed per person and must be at least 6 months apart.

Register for Placement Tests

ACTFL OPIc Language Exams

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The Oral Proficiency Interview by Computer (OPIc) language exams help you earn college credit for languages you already know.

This is a 20-40 minute virtual conversation conducted online. You will speak into a headset and hold a conversation with an avatar on the computer. Rating of the exam takes approximately 5 business days.

Languages currently available: Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Pashto, Persian Farsi, European Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

Test Administration
  • Each ACTFL OPIc exams has two (2) fees
    • Fee #1: Exam Fee
      Payable to Language Testing International (LTI)
    • Fee #2:
      Payable to Commonwealth University of PA – Bloomsburg
      • This fee is non-refundable.
      • Click the "Register for ACTFL OPIc Language Exams" button to sign up for a seat in our test center and pay the proctoring fee.
  • Two (2) Forms of Identification Required
    • Acceptable Primary ID: Government-issued identification (passport, driver’s license, or state ID card)
    • Acceptable Secondary ID: Any Primary ID or the College ID card
Submit for Credit

The chairperson of CU’s Department of English, Languages and Cultures works with the Office of the Registrar to determine the appropriate credit based on your ACTFL OPIc Score Report.

Attach a copy of your Score Report to the Approval of Transfer Credit form and submit both to the Chairperson of CU’s Department of Languages and Cultures for review.

Register for a ACTFL OPIc Language Exam


CLEP

Answer multiple-choice questions in a 90-minute appointment to earn college credit, bypass prerequisites, and become eligible to register for upper-level courses better suited to your educational needs and abilities.  Scratch paper and pencil are provided. Results print at end of exam. Score 50% or higher to earn credit at CU. Retaking the same test-title requires a 3-month waiting period.

Please visit CU’s Registrar’s website for information about what score is required to pass and where credit will be applied.

ModernStates.org

The College Board partners with ModernStates.org to provide free CLEP test preparation. Sign up for a free account and enroll in a free preparation course. Complete the course and practice questions. Request the CLEP Voucher from the Modern States website. Register for your CLEP exam using the Modern States voucher to pay the exam fee (instead of your credit card!).

Schedule your CLEP exam at one of CU’s Testing Centers (Bloomsburg, Lock Haven, or Mansfield) using the "Register for a CLEP Exam" button below.

Test Administration
  • Each CLEP exam has two (2) fees
    • Fee #1: Exam Fee
      Payable to College Board/CLEP
      • Complete payment through your College Board Account. This generates a Ticket ID#.
        Then, register for a seat in our test center.
    • Fee #2:
      Payable to Commonwealth University of PA
      • This fee is non-refundable.
      • Click the “Register a CLEP Exam" button to sign up for a seat in our test center and pay the proctoring fee.
  • One (1) Form of Identification Required
    • Acceptable Primary ID: Government-issued identification (passport, driver’s license, or state ID card)

Register for a CLEP Exam 


DSST

If experience is the world’s greatest teacher, then your experiences may well qualify you for college credit. The nationally recognized DSST Credit-By-Exam Program gives students the opportunity to get college credit for learning acquired outside the traditional classroom. With more than 30 exam titles in college subject areas such as Social Sciences, Math, Applied Technology, Business, Physical Sciences, and Humanities, DSST exams shorten the pathway to graduation while reducing college costs. DSST exams offer students a cost-effective time-saving way to use knowledge acquired outside the classroom from personal research, on-the-job training, independent study, work or military field experience to accomplish their educational goals. Please visit CU’s Registrar’s website for information about what score is required to pass and where credit will be applied.

Test Administration
  • Each DSST exam has two (2) fees
    • Fee #1: Exam Fee
      Payable onsite – bring your credit card to the scheduled appointment
    • Fee #2:
      Payable to Commonwealth University of PA
      • This fee is non-refundable.
      • Click the “Register for a DSST Exam” button to sign up for a seat in our test center and pay the proctoring fee.
  • One (1) Form of Identification Required
    • Acceptable Primary ID: Government-issued identification (passport, driver’s license, or state ID card)

Register for a DSST Exam

Exams scheduled through the Test Center

Click on the test name for more information about the exam.

Register for exam through the Test Center


Exams scheduled through the testing company

Register online through our testing partners prior to taking these tests on campus.

CU’s Testing Programs & Services Office provides test proctoring services to students and community members taking online courses at other colleges or universities who need a local site to take their exams. Tests are only administered on weekdays and non-refundable fees apply.

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We are a member of the National College Testing Association's Proctoring Network — many schools now require an NCTA CCTC member to proctor their exams.

Arrangements with Your School

It is the examinee's responsibility to notify their instructor of the date and time the test will be administered, and to follow up to make sure that CU’s Test Center has received the exam(s), directions and restrictions information at least one business day prior to the test appointment. If test materials are to be mailed back to your school and the school does not provide a paid-return envelope, examinees must bring a pre-addressed, pre-paid envelope for materials to be returned to your school.

About Proctor Consent Forms

If your school requires a proctor consent form, complete their form with this Proctor information:

Contact Person: Dr. Valovage
Title: Director, Testing Programs & Services
Location: Bloomsburg Test Center
Address: 411 Lightstreet Road, Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Email: testingservices@commonwealthu.edu

Proctoring Fee
  • Payable to Commonwealth University of PA
    • This fee is non-refundable.
    • Click the “Register for Test Proctoring” button to sign up for a seat in our test center and pay the proctoring fee.
Identification
  • One (1) Form of Identification Required
    • Acceptable Primary ID: Government-issued identification (passport, driver’s license, or state ID card)

Register for Test Proctoring

Our test center staff proctors university assessments for students enrolled at Commonwealth University of PA on behalf of academic departments. Typically, academic departments need to assess students’ baseline knowledge before beginning their course of study and again at the end of the program to determine how well the curriculum has educated you on the various concepts, theories, and facts within your discipline.

If you found this page, you are in the group of students participating in a university assessment this year. Academic departments also use the information to identify areas where they can improve instruction and/or possibly modify the curriculum, to obtain funding and support for our students, and demonstrate program effectiveness required for university accreditation.

Your participation in taking an assessment is greatly appreciated.

Proctoring Cost
  • There is no fee for taking a university assessment.
Arrive Early
  • Plan to arrive at the Testing Center at least 15 minutes before your confirmed test appointment to allow time for the check-in process.
Identification
  • One (1) Form of Identification Required
    • Acceptable Primary ID: Government-issued identification (passport, driver’s license, or state ID card)

Register for University Assessment Proctoring

Exams scheduled through the Test Center

Click on the test name for more information about the exam.

Register for exam through the Test Center


Exams scheduled through the testing company

Register online through our testing partners prior to taking these tests on campus.

Parking, Policies and Resources

  • Photo ID is required for all testing.
  • Only exam candidates are allowed into the testing room.
  • Testing Center staff cannot watch unattended children. Make childcare arrangements prior to arriving for your test appointment.
  • Food and beverages are not permitted in the testing room.
  • Electronic devices, mechanical pencils and personal items must be stored outside the testing room in the lockers provided.
  • Examinees may not take notes out of the testing room.
  • Calculators are permitted for specific tests. Personal calculators will be inspected before use is permitted.
  • Open book/open note testing is only permitted for authorized tests.
  • Once a test is issued it must be completed in one sitting.
  • Weapons are not allowed.
  • Different testing programs have different rules.
  • Talking is not allowed in the testing room.
  • Videotaping of exam administrations is conducted.
  • Acts of dishonesty are subject to disciplinary action and will be reported.
  • If you smoke or wear excessive perfume or cologne or exhibit and strong-smelling odors on the day of your exam you may be asked to reschedule your exam. These odors may be disruptive to other examinees and those with allergies.
  • Please complete the Testing Center Comment Card so we may improve our service.
University Status
  • If classes are compressed or cancelled, offices stay open
    • Test Center will be open
  • If the university is closed
    • Test Center is closed
Message Outlets

Along with CU's Facebook and X (Twitter), you can learn about weather impact on university hours at the following:

  • Be Safe Hotline: 570-389-2723
  • University Police - Bloomsburg: 570-389-4168
  • University Police - Lock Haven: 570-484-2278
  • University Police - Mansfield: 570-662-4900
  • Television and radio including: WNEP-TV (16), WBRE-TV (28), WYOU-TV (22), WHLM (AM 930), WKOK (AM 1070)

Test Center Contacts

Testing Programs & Services

411 Lightstreet Road
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
570-389-5294
testingservices@commonwealthu.edu

Hours of Operation

Bloomsburg Test Center

Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Lock Haven Test Center

Monday – Friday
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Mansfield Test Center

By appointment, call us at 570-662-4771

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