Testing Services

On-Ground Testing Services

Services are available by appointment by registering through the Online Scheduler.

Remote, Virtual, At Home Proctoring Services

Please go to Remote, Virtual, At Home Proctoring Services to learn more about virtual testing options for  ACCUPLACER, HISET, Pearson Vue, Praxis and other academic proctoring.

ACT National Tests

Please go to ACT website for the most recent updates: ACT Student.

Schedule Your Appointment
All tests are scheduled by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please go to our Online Scheduler.

Testing Services

The Testing Services offices support the mission of Columbia State Community College by providing assessments and tests that facilitate student success through enrollment, retention, and graduation initiatives. Using trained and qualified test administrators with state-of-the art technology, Testing Services offices intentionally strive to provide quality customer services to all stakeholders with a high degree of personal integrity. As a member of the National College Testing Association, we adhere to their professional standards and practices as outlined in the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines.

We also provide support for the College's academic programs, Tennessee Board of Regents' institutions and testing agencies.

Testing Services Hours of Operation (Columbia and Williamson Campuses)

  • Office Hours:
    Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. until 4:15 p.m.

  • Proctoring Hours:
    Monday through Friday,  9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Important Links

Placement Testing

adult helping student ACT on Campus The ACT Residual is designed to access general educational development. Scores cannot be transferred to another institution. ACT (On Campus)
testing lab ACT National The ACT National is designed to assess high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college level work. ACT National
smiling student ACCUPLACER The ACT, SAT or the ACCUPLACER Test is used by Columbia State to determine course placement for entering students ACCUPLACER Placement Test

Exit Exam/Graduate Assessments

  • This exit exam is used to assess general education courses for graduating associate degree students. It is an online, unproctored exam. The student must complete the Intent to Graduate form and submit it to the Records Office. Once the Records Office has successfully processed your Intent to Graduate, you will receive an email with next steps including the exit exam.
  • Graduate Survey
    The Graduate Survey is an exit exam survey used to retrieve information about the graduate experience.

Certification Testing

  • The CLEP (College Level Examination Program) is a computer based testing that is offered through Columbia State's Testing Services.
  • Certification testing for candidates enrolled in the Columbia State Healthcare Program under the Workforce & Continuing Education Program. Certification testing is available in the following areas: Phlebotomy Technician (CPT), ECG/EKG Technician (CET) and Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA).
  • A variety of testing options including IT and Professional licensure and certification tests.
  • The Praxis tests are given to Education majors. The test is designed to measure the basic skills in reading, writing and mathematics.
Disability Resource Center Testing
AIM (Accessible Information Management) is a comprehensive accommodation, appointment, and case management software for disability services offices. Academic proctoring services is provided for all Columbia State students at all locations.
Learn more about Disability Testing
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High School Equivalency
Individuals seeing to earn a high school equivalency diploma will have the option of taking the HiSET® (High School Equivalency Test).
Learn more about HiSet
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Columbia Campus
Jones Student Center 162
931.540.2821 or 931.540.2773
Williamson Campus
Admin. Building, room 323
615.465.5717 or 615.465.5719
Lawrence Campus
169 Southern Tennessee Lane, Lawrenceburg, TN
Lewisburg Campus
980 S. Ellington Pkwy., Lewisburg, TN
Clifton Campus
795 Main St., Clifton, TN