Online Testing Registration

Department of Testing Services

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

Testing Center Hours Vary.  All Testing By Appointment Only. 

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

Available Tests

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

 ACT WorkKeys

Attention Northeast State Students!

Starting in the 2020 spring semester, Northeast State will begin awarding three hours of college credit for WorkKeys certification (Gold or Platinum) and resume. 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 Gold or Platinum 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. It is not required but an option for students who have placed into learning support courses. You may schedule to take the exam on the Blountville or Kingsport campus. If you prefer proctored remote testing for ACCUPLACER® via zoom, then please email the Testing Center at The $10.00 fee should be paid online. Using Google Chrome, Go to the registration website. Click on “Payment for Testing Services” then “Payment for ACCUPLACER ®.” Make sure the payment is complete before you come to the Testing Center.

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 $114. $89 is paid to The College Board, and $25 is paid to Northeast State. The $89 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.

If you are taking an English CLEP® exam that has an optional essay, and you want to do the essay portion, then please contact the Testing Center first:  There is an additional charge from CLEP® for the essay.

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 Summer 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 summer 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. Students must pay the $10.00 fee online in order to obtain an access fee for scheduling a test date. 

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: : Pay the $10 online.  Go to the registration website. (Use Google Chrome.) Click on “Payment for Testing Services” then “Payment for A2 Nursing”

Step 3: A follow-up email will be sent to you with scheduling information, steps to create an Evolve®/HESI account, and a Payment ID authorization to pay for the A2.  

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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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Summer 2020 - TN eCampus midterm and final exams are being proctored via Examity.  If you do not have computer access with a webcam and audio, check with your instructor for alternative testing locations, such as the Blazier Library.   For additional information about TN eCampus proctoring, please visit the state's TN eCampus website..

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