Testing Services

Department of Counseling and Testing Services

Campus:  Blountville
Office:  Testing Services
Room:  C2101, General Studies Building
Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Address:  2425 Highway 75, P.O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617
Phone:  423.354.2587
Fax:  423.323.0240
Email:  testing@NortheastState.edu
Web:  www.NortheastState.edu/TestingServices

Blountville Testing Center
Room:  C2106, General Studies Building, Northeast State at Blountville
Address:  2425 Highway 75, P.O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617

Bristol Testing Center  
Room:  BR314, Northeast State at Bristol
Address:  620 State Street, Suite 300, Bristol, TN 37620

Elizabethton Testing Center  
Room:  E120, Northeast State at Elizabethton
Address:  386 Highway 91 N, Elizabethton, TN 37643 

Johnson City Testing Center 
Room:  J1011, Northeast State at Johnson City
Address:  101 E. Market Street, Johnson City, TN 37604

Kingsport Testing Center  
Room:  BWH135, Blazier-Wilson Hall, Northeast State at Kingsport
Address:  222 W. Main Street, Kingsport, TN 37660



The purpose of Testing Services is to coordinate the administration of college testing. The office also provides high school equivalency testing services, certification testing, and proctoring of Distance Education exams to citizens in the College’s five county service area.

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

The first stop for many students is at one of the College's Testing Centers when they take ACT Compass® for assessment and placement. Once regularly admitted at Northeast State, students may take the A2 Nursing Assessment, CLEP, a make-up exam, and/or proctored TN eCampus (formerly known as RODP) midterm and final exams in one of the centers. One of the final stops for graduates is the Testing Center, as well, since graduates earning an associate degree take the Proficiency Profile/Exit Exam. Northeast State also proctors Distance Learner and Employee Certification exams for non-Northeast State students for a fee.

Visit the following sites for more information on each available test:

The main Testing Center is located in Room C2106 of the General Studies Building on the Blountville campus. Check-in for all tests on the Blountville campus begins in Room C2101. Compass is proctored at Northeast State's Johnson City and Kingsport sites once or twice monthly. Compass is available at the Elizabethton site once a month during peak months. TN eCampus midterm and final exams are proctored at the Kingsport site monthly.


All exams must be scheduled through the Online Testing Registration system. Testing dates may be limited at some of the campuses.


Northeast State proctors Distance Learner computer-based and paper-based exams (non-Northeast State exams) and Employee Certification tests for business and industry. It is the responsibility of the test taker to make sure Testing Services has the correct test and/or proctoring information. Home institutions or companies may email testing@NortheastState.edu for verifying information. 

Test takers are responsible for paying postage when paper exams must be mailed back to the home institution. There is a $25 fee for each proctored exam. Please check the Online Testing Registration schedule for availability. If dates are not available, email testing@NortheastState.edu. The $25 fee must be paid at the Cashier's Office (P203A) on the second floor of the James Pierce Administration Building on the Blountville campus before testing. Check-in for the exams is in Room C2101 of the General Studies Building. The Testing Center is located in Room C2106.

Northeast State students requesting proctoring services for tests from other institutions will be charged the $25 fee per exam.


Testing fees for the Compass, CLEP, and A2 Nursing Assessment exams, as well as proctoring services, must be paid at the Cashier's Office (Room P203A) on the second floor of the James Pierce Administration Building on the Blountville campus or to the cashier at the Elizabethton, Johnson City, or Kingsport campuses on the day of testing for tests specific to those sites. Testing Services staff cannot accept payments.


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