Professional Testing Center

About the Professional Testing Center

Central Georgia Technical College Professional Testing Center is a service unit within Student Affairs and it administers both paper-and-pencil tests and computer-administered standardized tests that support the programs of CGTC and address community needs for admissions tests, distance learning, workforce development, credentials, and licenses.

Services provided through the Professional Testing Center are available to CGTC students and members of the community.

The Professional Testing Center provides special accommodations for test candidates with appropriately documented disabilities.

Commitment Statement

The staff in the Professional Testing Center is committed to providing exceptional, accessible, and comprehensive testing programs for Central Georgia Technical College students and the community. All tests are administered under standardized conditions that are efficient, fair, and secure. We maintain and adhere to all standards set forth by the National College Testing Association (NCTA).

Our goal is to assist students in fulfilling educational objectives by providing a variety of testing services by certified personnel in a pleasant, technologically advanced environment. Because we are mindful of the many challenges students face, we offer a very accommodating schedule for administering exams. The Professional Testing Center equips students with valuable information needed to promote educational growth and achieve goals during and after college. We promote student satisfaction and achievement through learning and engagement.

Our Values

We affirm and embrace in the Professional Testing Center Core Values of Communication, Competence, Honesty, Integrity, Personal Growth, Student Success and Trust in all that we do.

Membership and Standards
Central Georgia Technical College Professional Testing Center is a member of the National College Testing Association (NCTA) and subscribes to the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines for Post-Secondary Test Centers.

The Professional Testing Center is located in the J Building, Room 141. All standardized testing--including college placement exams (Compass/ASSET), Georgia Work Ready, Prometrics, ACT and SAT, GED, PSB, Surgical Technology, Pest Control, CLEP, and high school articulation test are offered through the Center.

Services also include independent study (distance learning) exams, and other program testing examines.

For information on dates and times of a major test, please stop by the testing center or call (478) 757-3431.

Testing Center Staff

Benita Stallings, Test Administrator
(478) 757-3515
bstallings@centralgatech.edu

Brandi Mitchem, (Milledgeville Campus)
Student Affairs Coordinator
(478) 445-2313
bmitchem@centralgatech.edu

Tests Dates

Test Dates and Times Location
Georgia Work Ready

Monday – Thursday: 8:30am – 2:00pm
Friday: 8:30am – 12:00pm

A-126
Warner Robins Testing Center
Georgia Work Ready

Monday – Thursday: 8:30am – 2:00pm
Friday: 8:30am – 12:00pm

J-141
Macon Campus Testing Center
Test Dates and Times Location
POST Monday – Thursday: 8:30am – 2:00pm
Friday: 8:30am – 12:00pm
($20 fee assessed)
A-126
Warner Robins Testing Center
POST Monday – Thursday: 8:30am – 2:00pm
Friday: 8:30am – 12:00pm
($20 fee assessed)
J-141
Macon Campus Testing Center
Test Dates Time Location
CLEP Every Tuesday
($15 fee assessed)
9:00 am J141
Macon Campus

Tests Administered

College Placement Exams (COMPASS/ASSET)

The COMPASS placement test is one of the most important tests you will take related to your admissions to Central Georgia Tech. The test does not determine if you get into Central Georgia Tech, however, it does determine if you qualify to take college-level courses or if you will be required to take support learning courses prior to starting your college-level coursework. COMPASS is not a pass-fail test, but is used for appropriate course placement to insure successful completion of your academic program goals. The COMPASS test is not timed, but generally takes 2-3 hours to complete. There is no fee to take the initial test; however, a charge of $20 will be assessed for any re-testing.

Georgia Work Ready (GWR)

Through the Georgia Work Ready program, skills that employers consider essential to job success are measured and documented by the Georgia Work Ready Certificate. Certified skill levels are then matched with existing or customized job profile requirements.

The Central Georgia Technical College Professional Testing Center administers these certification assessment tests and works with our Business and Industry Training Specialist to create customized job profiles.

Requirements to Take Georgia Work Ready Assessment

New Changes to Georgia Work Ready – In order to take the Georgia Work Ready, you need the following:

  • Picture ID
  • Payment (one assessment - $21.00, two assessments - $42.00, three assessments - $55.00)

All payments must be made in the Cashier located in J Building before coming to the testing center. The testing center is located in J141.

Test Dates

Prometrics (Pending)

Central Georgia Technical College is an authorized Prometric Testing Center, and offers computer-based certification exams in a wide variety of fields. To find out more about Prometric Testing, visit the Prometric Web site at www.prometric.com. You can register online for these exams at www.2test.com.

The Professional Testing Center administers testing for Prometric (Microsoft, Oracle, & CompTIA Exams), ACT (Automotive Service Excellence, ASWB, Registered Dietician, & Nuclear Medicine Board Exams) and Psychological Services Bureau (Health Aptitude Exams).

ACT (College Placement Test)

ACT is designed to help high schools and colleges derive maximum benefits from their participation in ACT services and programs. Educational Services maintains a staff of consultants located within a few hours of any secondary or postsecondary institution in the United States.

Go to the website http://www.actstudent.org:
• Register to test or make changes
• Services for students with disabilities
• Test preparation materials/practice questions
• View or send ACT scores

SAT

Test dates and registration deadlines and fees for the SAT are available at the College Board's website.

PSB

PSB tests are designed exclusively for healthcare education programs. All examination content is carefully tested and proven to be effective. PSB test descriptions, links, and test dates are available.

Certification Exam for Surgical Technologists

History of the NBSTSA
The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA), formerly the LCC-ST was established in 1974 as the certifying agency for surgical technologists. NBSTSA is solely responsible for all decisions regarding certification; from determining eligibility to maintaining, denying, granting and renewing the designation. In 2005 the NBSTSA relocated its headquarters to Littleton, Colorado.

NBSTSA Board of Directors
The NBSTSA is governed by a nine (9) member Board of Directors composed of:
Six Certified Surgical Technologists (CST’s), and Certified First Assistant (CST/CFA),
One public member
One surgeon; as appointed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS)
One surgical technology educator.

The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) reviews and grants accreditation to the NBSTSA for its administration of both the CST and CST/CFA certifications. The NCCA evaluates certifying agencies on a comprehensive set of criteria, including appraising the appropriate certification requirements, assessing the occupation being certified, and weighing both the validity and reliability of the certifying examinations, as well as the extent to which the public interest is protected.

The purpose of NBSTSA is to determine, through examination, if an individual has acquired both theoretical and practical knowledge of surgical technology or first assisting. In addition, through the acquisition of continuing education credits or by re-examination, CST’s certified after August 31, 1977 and all CST, CFA’s are required to stay up to date with changes in the medical field.

Pest Control Exams

Listed below are exams given in the Professional Testing Center:

Fee Information
Testing Center Fee - $45

Individuals who wish to obtain a commercial applicator license must pass the general standards examination, as well as at least one major category examination with a score of 70%. The general standards exam is designed to test for general knowledge on the use of pesticides, while the category examinations are more specific to particular types of pesticide application.

PDF Categories and Subcategories of Pesticide Applicator Licenses
PDF Training Materials
Pesticides - GA Department of Agriculture

CLEP

Central Georgia Technical College will award CLEP credit based on qualifying scores on individual tests. Credit may be awarded based on score recommendations from the Department of Academic Affairs.
More information about CLEP is available on the College Board's web site.

Test Dates

Pearson VUE

Pearson VUE implements innovative electronic testing solutions that enhance the performance, reliability and security of professional licensing and certification programs throughout the world. Exams are delivery through a domestic network of more than 200 company-owned and operated Pearson VUE Authorized Centers. For information about Pearson VUE please visit the website (http://www.pearsonvue.com).

High School Articulation

Central Georgia Technical College establishes articulation agreements with interested area high schools to ensure that students receive course credit when established competencies have been achieved.

Proctoring

Are you taking courses from an out of state college or university and need a test proctor from a professional testing center?
We can help.  Proctoring Fees are $25.00 per hour.  Contact the Testing Center for information and details at 478-757-3515.

 

Orientation

A consolidated area for orientation for future and current students including enrollment, registration, academic, and technology resources.