Testing Services

The purpose of Testing Services is to coordinate the administration of college testing. The office also provides testing for community members: High School Equivalency Testing Services, CLEP, certification testing, and proctoring of Distance Education exams to citizens in the College’s five county service area.


             Testing dates are typically added only 30 days in advance - check back frequently for added dates/times.

Due to the Christmas holidays, there will be no test sessions scheduled December 20, 2021 through Jan 3, 2022.

At the Blountville campus, please park in lots that do NOT require a permit.

Payment for all exams, except A2 nursing, is in-person at the Business Office at each campus location.  In Blountville, the cashier is located in the General Studies Building, C2407. 

A2 Nursing please follow instructions below on how to pay fees online.

  Inclement Weather:  The Testing Center follows the same schedule as Northeast State for closings or delays due to weather.  If on a delay, the Testing Center will open 30 minutes after Administration offices open.   

Available Tests

 Visit the following sites for more information on each available test and to schedule a test date.  

A2 - Nursing Entrance Exam ACCUPLACER® - Placement Test CLEP(R)  Distance Learners/Employer Certification Exit Exam  EMS Certification Exam HiSET - Formerly GED  INFS Credit-by-Exam Make-Up Tests Math Department Testing Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) TN eCampus  WorkKeys

    For additional tips on study skills and test-taking, please visit  TestTakingTips.com.

    Testing Services Guidelines

     Please review the Testing Services Guidelines and information for each test before scheduling a test date.

    Testing Locations

    Blountville Testing Center
    C2303, General Studies Building, Northeast State at Blountville
    2425 Highway 75, P.O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617

    Elizabethton Testing Center  
    E122, Northeast State at Elizabethton
    386 Highway 91 N, Elizabethton, TN 37643 

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

    Kingsport Testing Center  
    BWH134, Blazier-Wilson Hall, Northeast State at Kingsport
    222 W. Main Street, Kingsport, TN 37660

    Some tests have a testing fee.  This information is provided with each available test listed above.  No payment is required in the registration system, RegisterBlast.  Follow the directions with each test on how to pay online or to pay at the Cashier's Office on campus.  Testing Services staff cannot accept payments.                      

    ACCUPLACER®, College-Level Examination Program®, and CLEP® are registered trademarks of The College Board. ETS® is a registered trademark of Educational Testing Service. NCRC® is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc. 

    Go to Safe Northeast


    Melissa Ramsey

    Kathy Albright 

    Denise Walker
    Dean of Student Services

    Barbara Clark
    Workforce Testing Assistant/Proctor

    Patty Seeger


    Office Hours

    Monday – Friday
    8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Office Room C2301, General Studies, Blountville

    Testing Center - C2303

    Contact Us

    Phone: 423.354.2587
    Email: testing@NortheastState.edu