Professional Testing Center

 

COVID-19 IMPACT TO TESTING CENTER UPDATE

The Testing Center will remain closed until at least August 24, 2020 as part of the University's COVID-19 response.

Examiness will be contacted by ETS or Pearson VUE to reschedule.
The most up-to-date testing information is available on the Pearson and Praxis websites.

Please email Kelsey Organ with testing questions. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

 

Testing Center

PTC MISSION STATEMENT

It is the Mission of the Professional Testing Center at West Chester University to provide high quality educational testing and exceptional customer service, within a technologically appropriate facility. We are committed to providing students and working professionals both at West Chester University and the surrounding Mid-Atlantic region testing options to assist in their journey for academic and professional fulfillment. Our staff is trained to promote the overall goals of the testing center and to provide a positive and culturally respectful setting for testing candidates. The Professional Testing Center at West Chester University subscribes to all NCTA Standards and Guidelines for Post-Secondary Test Centers.

Available On-Campus Testing

Praxis
Basic Skills
Praxis II

PECT
Basic Skills
PreK-4
Special Education PreK-8
Special Education 7-12

CLEP
All 34 CLEP Exams Offered

Pearson VUE
Evaluation Systems / Evaluation Systems CCIS
Amazon Web Services
General Education Development (GED)
Microsoft
Oracle
Cisco Systems Inc.
CompTIA
American College
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
American College of Sports Medicine
National Strength and Conditioning Association
Crossfit
National Restaurant Association
International Association for Health Coaches (IAHC)
APICS
NorthEastern Joint Apprenticeship & Training (NEAT)
World at Work
The Open Group
And Many More...

Testing Policies

  • Bring a valid government-issued ID containing your photograph and signature. Please note that the candidates without proper ID will not be permitted to test. A student ID is not a valid form of identification for testing.
  • Arrive 15 minutes early to allow for check-in procedures.
  • Only exam candidates are allowed into the testing room. Testing Center staff cannot watch unattended children. Make childcare arrangements prior to arriving for your test appointment.
  • Food and beverages are not permitted in the testing room.
  • Electronic devices and all personal items (e.g., wallet, keys, pencils, hats, winter coats, and all watches) must be stored outside the testing room in the lockers provided.
  • Examinees may not take scratch paper out of the testing room.
  • Calculators are permitted for specific tests. Personal calculators will be inspected before use is permitted. The test center does not provide calculators for loan.
  • Talking is not allowed in the testing room.
  • Refrain from wearing strong fragrances (e.g., perfumes, colognes) in consideration of others who may have medical sensitivities. Smokers, please consider not smoking before entering the testing room. There is no smoking allowed during test breaks.
  • Please do not touch computer monitors with pencil point or eraser.
  • Acts of dishonesty are subject to disciplinary action and will be reported.
  • The Testing Center is equipped with video recording. Examinees wil be recorded at all times during their test.
  • All eye glasses must be visually inspected by Test Center Staff.
  • Different testing programs have different rules.

PARKING options

Parking at West Chester University can be a challenge and even more so during campus construction.

Please allow yourself extra time to find a parking spot and to get to the Testing Center. Please visit the WCU Parking Services webpage for the most up-to-date parking information.

  1. New Street Parking Garage (Recommended) - Located at 704 South New Street. Please note, New Street Parking Garage accepts credit cards only (CASH NOT ACCEPTED).
  2. Metered Street Parking - Located on South High Street, Sharpless Street, University Avenue, South Church Street, and West Rosedale Avenue. Please note, metered street parking spaces are not always available, so please arrive early.
  3. Accessible Parking - Located next to the Testing Center north of West Rosedale Avenue between South High and South Church Streets.
 

Professional Testing center

Francis H. Green Library, Suite 129
25 West Rosedale Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383

Kelsey Organ, Coordinator
KOrgan@wcupa.edu
610-436-2413

Hours of Operation

Academic Year: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Summer: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Procedures for Closings
The Testing Center follows West Chester University's Closings and Cancellation Procedures (found on the WCU homepage). Any test schedule changes related to delays or closings will be recorded on the Testing Center phone line. In the event of a cancellation, examinees will be contacted by ETS or Pearson VUE to reschedule. CLEP examinees must email KOrgan@wcupa.edu to reschedule.

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