Testing Center

The Testing Center at Charlotte Technical College offers a wide variety of important tests and valuable professional industry certifications. Passing key tests and acquiring industry certification can be your ticket to a better life.

Professional certification is found in almost every industry today for many reasons. It helps advance the profession. It helps employers evaluate potential new hires, analyze job performance, evaluate employees, select contractors, market services, and motivate employees to enhance their skills and knowledge. Certificate holders benefit as well. Certification gives recognition of competency, shows commitment to the profession, helps with job advancement, and may afford greater earnings potential.

The following is a list of the various exams and professional industry certifications currently available through Charlotte Technical College. Please note that prices and dates are subject to change without notice.

CTC is an Autodesk Authorized Test Center. Certification is available for the following Autodesk products: AutoCAD, AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Autodesk Inventor, and Revit Architecture. The Autodesk Certification program gives students the opportunity to validate their knowledge and skills, helping accelerate their entry into the design industry.

Cost: $50.00 (Associate), $125.00 (Professional)
Test Dates: Call 941-255-7500 and speak with Sandy Thomas at ext. 120
Official Website: http://www.autodesk.com/

CTC is an Castle Authorized Test Center. Certification is available for the following Castle products: AABIP American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, AACD American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, AAHID American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers, AADE American Association of Diabetes Educators, BC-ACM Board Certified Advanced Diabetes Management, ACMPE American College of Medical Practice Executives, CMPE Certified Medical Practice Executive, ACR American College of Rheumatology, MSUS Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Professional Certification, ACVP American College of Veterinary Pathologists, ACE American Council on Exercise, PT Personal Trainer, GFI Group Fitness Instructor, HC Health Coach, AHFS Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist, BOC Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer, BLS Board of Laser Safety, BPS Board of Pharmacy Specialists, BCACP Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, BCNP Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist, BCCCP Board Certified Nuclear Pharmacist, BCNSP Board Certified Nutrition Support, BCOP Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist, BCPPS Board Certified Pediatric Pharmacist, BCPS Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, BCPP Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist, PCS Breining Institute Private Practitioner/ Clinical Supervisor, ACE Breining Institute Addiction Counselor, CCIDC California Council for Interior Design Certification, CHD Center for Health Design, EDAC Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification, CCN-NAMMS Certification Commission of the National Association of Medical Staff Services, CRA Certified Radiology Administrator, AHRA American Healthcare Radiology Administrators, CRRN Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse, RNCB Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board, ETA Electronic Transactions Association, CPP Certified Payments Professional, HFMA Healthcare Financial Management Association, CHFP Certified Healthcare Financial Professional, ISAC International Association for the Advancement of Cytometry, ICCE International Cytometry Certification Examination, IAFN International Association of Forensic Nurses, SANE Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, LES Licensing Executives Society, CLP Certified Licensing Professional, LOMCCT Logical Operations Modern Classroom Certified Trainer, CFR Cyber Security First Responder, NAAEI National Apartment Association Education Institute, CAM Certified Apartment Manager, ACA Apartment Community Analysis, NCBRNA National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists, NSPM Nonsurgical Pain Management, NRF Foundation Certification in Customer Service and Sales, NRFA Advanced Customer Service and Sales, NRFF National Retail Foundation Professional Retail Business Credential, NABCEP North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, PMA Pilates Method Alliance, RID Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, NIC National Interpreter Certification, RRC Registered Roof Consultant, NICWA National Indian Child Welfare Association, PTOE Professional Traffic Operations Engineer, TPCB Transportation Professional Certification Board, PTP Professional Traffic Planner, WRC Work Readiness Credential, WOCNCB Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board, CWCN Certified Wound Care Nurse

Official Website: http://www.castleworldwide.com/

Certiport offers individuals current and relevant digital skills and credentials for the competitive global workforce. These solutions include the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³®), iCritical Thinking, Microsoft® Office Specialist, Microsoft® Business Certification, and Adobe Certified Associate programs, delivered by more than 12,000 Certiport Centers worldwide. For more information about our globally-recognized programs visit our website.

Official Website: http://www.certiport.com/portaldesktopdefault.aspx?TZ=-5

The Florida Basic Abilities Test (F-BAT) meets the needs of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for testing candidates for law enforcement (LEBAT), corrections (COBAT) and correctional probation (PROBAT).

Cost: $45.00
Test Dates: Call 941-255-7500 and speak with Sandy Thomas at ext. 120
Official Website: http://www.mdc.edu/north/f-bat/default.asp

Set up your free MyGED account at GED.com
Once you have setup your account you will be able to schedule your test online using your account on MyGED.com
When you go to sit for your GED test at your testing center of choice you will need to bring a non-expired Government issued photo identification.

All underage persons are to make an appointment through Helen Koche at the Academy High School, 941-255-7545, ext. 317, to meet with the Principal, Jack Ham, to receive an underage waiver.

Official Website: http://www.fldoe.org/workforce/ged/

Individuals who pass the certification exam will be recognized as Nationally Certified Allied Healthcare professionals. With certification, you will earn credentials to use with your name, a certification ID card and a certificate.

Certifications available include Medical Administrative Assistant, EKG Technician, and Phlebotomy Technician.

Test Dates: Call 941-255-7500 and speak with Sandy Thomas at ext. 120
Official Website: http://www.nhanow.com/

The ParaPro assessment measures skills and knowledge in reading, writing, and math of prospective, as well as practicing, paraprofessionals. It also measures the ability to apply these skills and knowledge in the classroom. It was designed to satisfy the federally legislated No Child Left Behind Act.

Cost: $65.00
Test Dates: Call 941-255-7500 and speak with Sandy Thomas at ext. 120
Official Study Guide Website: https://www.ets.org/parapro/test_prep/materials?WT.ac=clkm

Official Website: https://ibt.ets.org/parapro/

CTC is a Pearson VUE® Authorized Test Center. Pearson VUE delivers over 4 million high-stakes tests a year across the globe for clients in the licensure, certification, academic admissions, regulatory, and government testing service markets.

Information Technology (IT) test areas that we deliver include Adobe, Altitis, Aruba, Avaloq, Avaya Inc., British Computer Society, Brocade, Business Objects, Check Point Software Technologies, Cisco Systems, Citrix, Certified Internet Webmaster, CompTIA, Convergence Technologies Professional (CTP), CWNP, Dassault Systems, EC-Council, EMC, EXIN, Fortinet, HDI, ILOG, Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM), ISEB, Isilon, Linux Professional Institute (LPI), MySQL, National Instruments (NI), Nokia Siemens Networks, Novell, Object Management Group (OMG), Pegasystems, PostgreSQL CE (SRA OSS), Riverbed, RSA Security, SAP, Security Certified Program (SCP), Siemens, SpringSource, UMTP, VMware, Websense, and Zend Technologies.

Test Dates: Call 941-255-7500 and speak with Sandy Thomas at ext. 120
Official Website: http://www.vue.com/

The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is a timed battery of tests covering reading, math and language skills and is required by the Florida Department of Education for many GED-prep and career courses.

Testing Waiver Technical students can be waived with original documentation of an Associate in Applied Science degree or higher (AAS, ATD, AS, AA, BA, BS, etc.) from an accredited U.S. institution. If you have documented testing accommodations, please let the testing center know prior to testing.

What can I expect on the TABE test? Your reading, math and language skills will be assessed. Reading is primarily comprehension skills: Demonstrate understanding of information presented in graphic formats (maps, signs, graphs, consumer materials).

  • Understand words in context.
  • Understand the literal meaning of a passage.
  • Identify the main idea.
  • Draw conclusions.
  • Recognize cause and effect.
  • Demonstrate critical understanding by making predictions, distinguishing between fact and opinion, transferring ideas to other situations and identifying the author’s purpose.

Math includes two sections:

  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division of whole numbers, decimals, fractions, integers (positive and negative numbers), percents, Order of operations
  • Algebraic Operations involving exponents, roots; solve equations; simplify expressions

Call Linda Diff to schedule your test at 941-255-7500, ext. 197
On the day of your test bring with you the following items:
$20 CASH
Government Issued Photo Identification

The Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (WBST) is a short form measure of adult language and math skills which are generally learned in high school. The WBST is used to identify students and job applicants who have the skills to successfully handle the written and computational requirements of any career training program or entry level job.

Cost: $25.00
Test Dates: Call 941-255-7500 and speak with Linda Diff at ext. 197
Official Website: http://www.wonderlic.com/

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