Online Testing Registration

Department of Accessibility, 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:  423.323.0215

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

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

Attention: Scheduling for testing is currently closed. Please check back on April 6th for updated information.

Notice: Due to COVID-19, the college campuses are closed, and the inability to take the A2 exam at this time, the nursing application deadline will be extended to provide sufficient time to complete the application requirements. The extended deadline will be communicated once the college provides campus access notification. Please email nursing mail with questions or concerns:

Available Tests

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

Students who have been approved for testing accommodations and plan to test in the Accessibility Services office will need to schedule a date/time online. Students are encouraged to schedule their test date as soon as possible, but at least two (2) days before the date required by their instructor. Dates/times will be open up to two (2) days, i.e. if you want to test on September 19th, you must schedule by September 17th. By scheduling two (2) days before a test date we can make sure a low distraction environment is available for each student. If no testing dates/times are available or you cannot schedule two(2) days before you need to test, please contact Accessibility Services at 423-279-7640 for scheduling assistance.

Hours for Testing

  • Blountville Campus Testing hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Kingsport Campus Testing hours may vary.

Once students have scheduled their test, they must complete the Testing Accommodation Form and give to their instructor. The Testing Accommodation Form must be completed for every test scheduled to be take in Accessibility Services. This will ensure your instructor is aware of your intentions and can provide your test to Accessibility Services. For more information visit Accessibility Services, email or call 423-279-7640.

Please review the Accessibility Services Testing Guideline and information for each test before scheduling a test date

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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.

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Attention Northeast State Students!

Starting in the 2020 spring semester, Northeast State will begin awarding three hours of college credit for WorkKeys certification. The credit will be applied to the College’s Advanced Technology programs in Industrial Technology through the College’s prior learning assessment process. The credit will apply to these concentration areas:

- advanced manufacturing -

- automotive body/collision repair -

- automotive service -

- engineering design -

- machine tool -

- manufacturing engineering -

- mechanical -

- motorsports -

- welding/metal fabrication -

- chemical process operations technical certificate -

You will need to turn in your WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate® and personal resume to Deidre Close, Registrar at Northeast State. Her office is located in the Admissions in the Pierce Building on the Blountville campus.

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 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.)

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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 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 CLEP 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.

CLEP testing is available throughout the year. Dates are posted 30 days in advance and CLEP is usually posted only once a month. If no dates are available, or you need a specific date/time, then send an email to

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.

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Only eligible students may test. Contact David Bryant at 423.354.2535 or for information on eligibility.

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Attention Spring Graduates - Due to Northeast State’s closure in response to COVID-19 the College is suspending the requirement to take the exit exam to graduate for spring 2020. If you have questions about your graduation application contact Samantha Rowlett,

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.

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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.

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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

Make-Up Test Policy

Microsoft Office Specialist testing is offered at the Blountville campus for Northeast State students. Students can obtain certification in 2016 Office Word®, Word Expert®, Excel®, PowerPoint®, Access®, and/or Outlook®.

Step 1: Go online to purchase the exam(s) at

Step 2: Use coupon code "HEDTN25D" for 25% off retail for most exams.

Step 3: Schedule online. Dates are limited. Please email for specific requests.

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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 website 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.  

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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 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 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 Room C2106.

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

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For more information about scheduling midterm and final exams, please visit the TN eCampus testing page. There is no charge for proctoring TN eCampus exams.

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Please call 423.354.2587 ONLY if you have issues scheduling your test online.