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.


                                              The Testing Center will be closed if Northeast State is closed.  If the college is on a delayed schedule, then testing will begin 30 minutes after administration offices open.   

The receipt confirmation for scheduling an exam will have an ESTIMATED duration time at the top.  Depending on the type of test, times may vary slightly from that estimated time.                                             

             Testing dates are typically added only 2-3 weeks in advance - check back frequently for added dates/times.  Email Testing@NortheastState.edu if you have any questions on dates/times.

The Testing Centers in Blountville and Kingsport have video surveillance.

At the Blountville campus, please park in lots that do NOT require a permit. Below is a campus map for Blountville showing how to find the Testing Center, C2303.

Northeast State Community College testing center parking map

Payment for all exams, except A2 nursing and ACCUPLACER(R) Kingsprt, is in-person at the Business Office at each campus location.  In Blountville, the cashier is located in the General Studies Building, C2407.  Information on payment for A2 Nursing and ACCUPLACER (R) Kingsport are included when you choose that exam below.

Spring graduates - Exit Exam dates are now available!

Registration for A2 Nursing is now open - follow steps below under A2 - Nursing Entrance Exam.


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) ETS Praxis TN eCampus  WorkKeys

    Testing Services Guidelines

     Please review these testing guidelines and information for each test before scheduling a test date.

    A valid photo ID is required for tests.

     Cell phones must be turned on silent and collected prior to testing. Students will not have access to them during testing or breaks.

     Children are not allowed in the Testing Center during testing and must be supervised by an accompanying adult while on campus.

     Students who are ill or experiencing coughing, high fever, or other contagious symptoms are encouraged to reschedule their tests.

     Plagiarism, cheating, fabrication, and other forms of academic misconduct are prohibited in the Testing Center. Testing Center staff who have good cause to believe that a student engaged in academic misconduct have the authority to dismiss the student from the Testing Center. The student’s course instructor or appropriate test provider for a third party test taker will be notified. Northeast State students, including those enrolled in TN eCampus courses, are subject to NeSCC Policy 03:05:04 Academic, Non-Academic, and Classroom Misconduct.

     Students whose behavior is a disturbance to other students will be asked to leave the Testing Center.

     All scratch paper must be turned in before leaving the Testing Center.

     Accommodations for testing (e.g., extended time, low-distraction testing, etc.) must first be approved through Accessibility Services, and then the appropriate testing location will be determined.

     Food or beverages are not allowed at the testing computer stations and must be properly stored while in the Testing Center.

    Contact Informatin for Testing Services:  www.NortheastState.edu/Testing 423.354.2587 testing@NortheastState.edu 

    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. 

    Northeast State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate degree.  Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Northeast State may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).


    Melissa Ramsey

    Kathy Albright 

    Denise Walker
    Dean of Student Services

    Kyle Wiaranowski

    Patty Seeger

    Tammy Carter
    Proctor - Kingsoprt

      Office Hours

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

    Testing Center - C2303

    Contact Us

    Phone: 423.354.5358
    Email: testing@NortheastState.edu