Online Testing Registration
Department of Counseling and Testing Services
Office: Testing Services
Room: C2101, General Studies Building
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
2425 Highway 75, P.O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617
Blountville Testing Center
Room: C2106, General Studies Building, Northeast State at Blountville
2425 Highway 75, P.O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617
Elizabethton Testing Center
Room: E120, Northeast State at Elizabethton
386 Highway 91 N, Elizabethton, TN 37643
Johnson City Testing Center
Room: J1011, Northeast State at Johnson City
101 E. Market Street, Johnson City, TN 37604
Kingsport Testing Center
Room: BWH134, Blazier-Wilson Hall, Northeast State at Kingsport
222 W. Main Street, Kingsport, TN 37660
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Testing is by appointment only. Please review the information for each test before scheduling a test date.
Northeast State is an ACT-approved NCRC® WorkKeys Testing Center. Northeast State proctors the WorkKeys test at three campuses: Blountville, Johnson City, and Kingsport. When scheduling a test online, look at each campus to determine availability. A limited number of test sessions for first time test takers are available at no cost for current Northeast State students, former Northeast State
students, and community members. Check the WorkKeys
(Kingsport – Free) or WorkKeys (Blountville – Free) for availability. Other
dates are available for a fee. The fee is $13.00
per WorkKeys exam ($39 for all 3) for current Northeast State students and $22.00 per WorkKeys exam ($66 for all 3) for former Northeast
State students and community members.
The exam fee can be paid on the day of the test
at the testing location or it can be paid prior to the day of testing. You must
bring the receipt to check-in when testing. Instructions for payment are
available once a test date is scheduled. On the Blountville campus, individuals
without a Northeast State parking pass must obtain a Visitor’s Pass from the
Welcome Center to place in their cars during testing. Parking is available in
Kingsport at the lot off Shelby Street next to Blazier-Wilson Hall and in
Johnson City in the parking garage on Buffalo Street. Visitor passes are not
required in Kingsport or Johnson City.
ACCUPLACER® is a computerized assessment and placement test. Go to
ACCUPLACER for information about testing requirements, scores, and placement.
Prepare for the test by using the free ACCUPLACER web-based sample tests on your computer, smartphone, or tablet at
https://accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org/login. Create an account and select “Next-Generation Practice Tests”. Two options for preparation: 1) “Learn as You Go” provides immediate feedback after each question is submitted and includes an explanation for the correct response and 2) take the “Sample Tests”. The sample tests are similar to the real test, so you will know ahead of time what your experience will be like on test day. (Scores on the sample tests do not guarantee that you will receive a specific score on the actual ACCUPLACER test.)
The cost for each CLEP® exam is $112. $87 is paid to The College Board, and $25 is paid to Northeast State. The $87 fee must be paid prior to your test day at Northeast State by going to clep.collegeboard.org. The $25 CLEP Registration Fee must be paid at the Cashier's Window on the first floor of the James Pierce Administration Building on the Blountville campus prior to testing. This fee may be paid on the same day of the scheduled test. Go to
for more information about study materials and CLEP exams accepted for credit at Northeast State. Also, check out information about tuition-free online CLEP prep courses and possible vouchers for CLEP exams here.
Non-Northeast State students will need to obtain a Visitor's Parking Pass at the Welcome Center at the main entrance on the Blountville campus. This pass should be placed on the vehicle's dashboard during testing. Check-in for CLEP exams is in Room C2101 of the General Studies Building. The Testing Center is located in Room C2106. Next, schedule a testing date at Northeast State by clicking the link below.
Associate degree seeking students take the Proficiency Profile/Exit Exam before graduation. Testing is available on the Blountville, Johnson City, and Kingsport campuses. When scheduling a test date, select the location, test date, and time. Provide your name, phone numbers, and an email address. A reminder of your test date will be sent to your email account. Only students who have submitted a graduation application and received notification from the Office of Admissions and Records may test. Please visit
How to Graduate for more information.
This exam may not fulfill the Computer Proficiency requirements at transfer institutions. Students wishing to transfer to other colleges or universities with Computer Proficiency requirements must contact the transfer institution for verification of exam acceptance before scheduling the INFS Credit-by-Exam.
ETSU will accept the INFS Credit-by-Exam as the graduation requirement for Using Information
Technology (UIT) at the university. No transfer credit for CSCI 1100 at the university will be awarded by ETSU based on the exam.
A Request for Credit by Examination Form must be obtained in Room F211 of the Faculty Office Building on the Blountville campus. After obtaining the form, a test date may be scheduled. This exam can only be taken once. Retesting is not allowed. The exam is only available on the Blountville campus. The $25 fee must be paid at the Cashier's Window on the first floor of the James Pierce Administration Building on the Blountville campus prior to testing. Check-in for the exam is in Room C2101 of the General Studies Building. The Testing Center is located in Room C2106.
The Testing Center is open *Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for student walk-ins. The Testing Center closes at 4:30 p.m. No appointments are necessary during these open times. Students will be tested as seats become available. Photo ID is required to test.
*The Testing Center may close for the lunch hour, when short staffed, or due to unforeseen circumstances.
Testing check-in is in Room C2101 of the General Studies Building on the Blountville campus. Testing is proctored in the Testing Center, Room C2106.
For more information, visit the Make-Up Test Policy page. Contact Testing Services in Room C2101 of the General Studies Building on the Blountville campus. Call 423.354.2587 or email testing@NortheastState.edu.
The Admission Assessment (A2) is required for all students applying to the Associate of Applied Science Nursing Degree programs (Traditional and LPN to RN options). There is a $10.00 Northeast State Registration Fee and a fee that must be paid directly to HESI.
Scheduling a test date cannot be completed until you have submitted your
A2 Registration Form along with the $10.00 fee to a campus cashier and you have received an access code. There are two testing
cycles per year: Cycle 1 (Spring) February – May and Cycle 2 (Fall) September – October. Available test dates fill up quickly and are closed when filled. One week is required between retests; therefore, anyone testing the last week of the cycle will not be allowed a retest.
Step 1: Visit the
Nursing Entrance Examination web site for review materials and testing information.
Step 2: Print the
A2 Registration Form.
Step 3: Submit the A2 Registration Form and the $10.00 Registration Fee to Northeast State.
Step 4: A follow-up email will be sent to you with scheduling information, steps to create an Evolve® account, and a Payment ID authorization to pay HESI.
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 schedule for availability. If dates are not available, email
testing@NortheastState.edu. The $25 fee must be paid at the Cashier's Window on the first 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
Northeast State students requesting proctoring services for tests from other institutions will be charged the $25 fee per exam.
For more information about scheduling midterm and final exams, please visit the
TN eCampus testing page. Students in accelerated courses need to call 423.354.2587 to arrange testing times. There is no charge for proctoring TN eCampus exams.
Please call 423.354.2587 ONLY if you have issues scheduling your test online.