Testing Available

The Iowa Central Testing Center provides a variety of services and exams to students and members of the community. All examinees must provide a valid photo ID before testing (student ID, driver’s license, or passport). The full allotted time must be available for an examinee to begin an assessment. Call the Testing Services Coordinator at 515-574-1044 or the Academic Resource Center at 515-574-1155 to schedule an appointment at the Fort Dodge campus.

Examinees needing accommodations (for Iowa Central exams) must make arrangements with the Academic Assistance and Accommodations Coordinator (515-574-1045 or reeves@iowacentral.edu). Be aware that other universities and testing agencies may have additional requirements before reasonable accommodations will be approved. These accommodations will need to be made through such outside agencies. 

Please see Testing Center Policy for a full list of Testing Center guidelines.

Tests Available

The Iowa Central Testing Center coordinates the administration of classroom tests for students with disabilities. Students must be registered and approved with Iowa Central's Accommodations Office to receive and take accommodated exams.

Click here for information on requesting accommodations.

Things You Should Know About Taking Accommodated Tests

  • A photo ID must be provided (student ID, driver’s license, or passport)
  • Students should take their accommodated test during their scheduled class time.
    • If they have back-to-back class times, a make-up time can be arranged
  • Testers with a reader for accommodations must contact the Coordinator of Testing Services to schedule the exam in advance, 515.574.1044
  • The only finals given in the Testing Center are accommodated tests.
  • *Please click here for the complete Testing Center Policy for Examinees

Amy Moffitt
Testing Services Coordinator
515-574-1044
moffitt_a@iowacentral.edu

Testing Center
515-574-1161
TestingCenter@iowacentral.edu

Before enrolling in courses at Iowa Central, all first-time, full-time students; all part-time students taking math, English, reading; and/or any students whose program requires it must present assessment scores (from the last 3 years). Iowa Central requires ALEKS®, COMPASS, ACT, ACCUPLACER®, SAT, or Iowa Assessments (junior year) scores so it can guide students to appropriate coursework and to eventual academic success.

ACCUPLACER® Assessment

The ACCUPLACER® Assessments are Iowa Central’s reading and writing (English) placement assessments.

The computerized ACCUPLACER® Reading Comprehension is an untimed test comprised of 20 questions and measures your ability to understand what you read, to identify main ideas, and to make inferences. You need to distinguish between direct statements and secondary or supporting ideas.

The computerized ACCUPLACER® WritePlacer® assessment is 60-minutes in length and will require an examinee to compose a 300-600 word, typed essay. The WritePlacer® test measures your ability to write effectively, which is critical to academic success. Your writing sample will be scored on the basis of how effectively it communicates a whole message to the readers for the stated purpose. Your score is based on your ability to express, organize and support your opinions and ideas, not the position you take on the essay topic. The following characteristics of writing will be considered:

Purpose and Focus The extent to which the writer presents information in a unified and coherent manner, clearly addressing the issue.

Organization and Structure - The extent to which the writer orders and connects ideas.

Development and Support - The extent to which the writer develops and supports ideas.

Sentence Variety and Style - The extent to which the writer crafts sentences and paragraphs demonstrating control of vocabulary, voice, and structure.

Mechanical Conventions - The extent to which the writer expresses ideas using Standard English.

Critical Thinking – The extent to which the writer communicates a point of view and demonstrates reasoned relationships among ideas.

A holistic score will be given at the completion of the essay.

Study materials for the ACCUPLACER® Reading Comprehension can be access from your computer, tablet or smartphone on the free ACCUPLACER® Study App. Study materials for the ACCUPLACER® WritePlacer® can be found here:  www.iowacentral.edu/writeplacerprep

Things You Should Know About Taking Assessments

  • The ACCUPLACER® Assessments is given on a drop-in basis at the Fort Dodge Center and by appointment at the Storm Lake and Webster City Centers. 
  • A valid photo ID must be provided (student ID, driver’s license, or passport).
  • All placement scores are valid for 3 years from the start the course you are placed in.
  • The placement assessments can only be given once per day; you must wait 24 hours before reassessing.
  • No student will be allowed to begin an assessment if the full allotted time is not available.
  • A $25 fee is charged to students who wish to have their placement scores sent to another institution. Click here to fill out your Placement Test Score Request Form
  • After you complete the ACCUPLACER® Assessment, we will interpret your scores for placement into specific Iowa Central courses. See the Mandatory Placement Chart

ACCUPLACER® Assessments

  • Should the need arise, the ACCUPLACER® Assessment may be paused and completed on an arranged date.
  • Students may take the ACCUPLACER® Assessment as many times as they would like, but only once per day.
    • Students who are trying to reassess for the ACCUPLACER® exam are charged $10 per section retake.

*Please click here for the complete Testing Center Policy for Examinees

At The Other Campuses, Call Ahead For Times/Appointments

Amy Moffitt
Testing Services Coordinator
515-574-1044
moffitt_a@iowacentral.edu

Testing Center
515-574-1161
TestingCenter@iowacentral.edu

Before enrolling in courses at Iowa Central, all first-time, full-time students; all part-time students taking math, English, reading; and/or any students whose program requires it must present assessment scores (from the last 3 years). Iowa Central requires ALEKS®, COMPASS, ACT, ACCUPLACER®, SAT, or Iowa Assessments (junior year) scores so it can guide students to appropriate coursework and to eventual academic success.

ALEKS Assessment

The ALEKS Assessment is Iowa Central’s math placement assessment. If students have not taken any prior math placement assessments, they can take the ALEKS Assessment at any of the Iowa Central centers, free-of-charge. The computerized ALEKS Assessment is not timed and provides a built-in calculator that can be used for some of the problems. The average time for the ALEKS Assessment is 90 minutes. Once you have completed the first assessment, you will have access to an online Prep and Learning Module where you can work through a series of problems specific to your proficient/deficient math subject areas.

Additional ALEKS information can be found in the ALEKS Handout

Things You Should Know About Taking Assessments

  • The ALEKS® Assessments is given on a drop-in basis at the Fort Dodge Center and by appointment at the Storm Lake and Webster City Centers.
  • A valid photo ID must be provided (student ID, driver’s license, or passport).
  • All placement scores are valid for 3 years from the start the course you are placed in.
  • The placement assessments can only be given once per day; you must wait 24 hours before reassessing.
  • No student will be allowed to begin an assessment if the full allotted time is not available.
  • A $25 fee is charged to students who wish to have their placement scores sent to another institution. Click here to fill out your Placement Test Score Request Form
  • After you complete the ALEKS® Assessment, we will interpret your scores for placement into specific Iowa Central courses. See the Mandatory Placement Chart

ALEKS Assessment

  • The ALEKS Assessment is untimed; however, students should plan approximately 90 minutes to complete 30 placement problems.
  • Only the on-screen calculator can be used for the ALEKS Assessment. Some problems will not allow access to the calculator. Students can use scratch paper, provided by the Testing Center.
  • Students may take the ALEKS Assessment up to 5 times, total. After the 5 attempts, students may pay $20 to gain access to another 5 attempts.
    • Between the first and second assessment, students must wait a full 24 hours before retesting.
    • Between assessments 2-5, students must put in a mandatory 5 hours into the Prep and Learning Module before they will be able to take their next assessment. 
  • The ALEKS Assessment must be taken in one sitting.

*Please click here for the complete Testing Center Policy for Examinees

At The Other Campuses, Call Ahead For Times/Appointments

Amy Moffitt
Testing Services Coordinator
515-574-1044
moffitt_a@iowacentral.edu

Testing Center
515-574-1161
TestingCenter@iowacentral.edu

Iowa Central Community College serves as a Prometric Testing site for ASE (Automotive Service Excellence). There are more than 40 ASE certification tests, covering almost every imaginable aspect of the automotive repair and service industry.

ASE Provides more than 40 tests for:

  • Cars & Light Trucks
  • Collision Repair
  • Medium-Heavy Truck
  • Truck Equipment
  • School and Transit Buses
  • Auto & Truck Parts

To download a free study guide for ASE Testing, please click here.

More information on scheduling: www.ase.com

Things You Should Know About Taking ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Exam

You may register by going to www.ase.com, create a myASE account and login. You can also call Prometric at:
1-877-346-9327. Iowa Central Testing Center site code #7463

  • Test Registration
    • Summer Registration
      June 1, 2017 - August 25, 2017
    • Fall Registration
      September 1, 2017 - November 21, 2017
    • Register using the myASE LOGIN or create a myASE account and login. You can also call Prometric at 1-877-346-9327.
  • Certification Test Fees
    A $36 registration fee is paid only once during a registration window—no matter how many tests you take. Tests are $39 each, except L1, L2, and L3 which are $78.
  • Recertification Test Fees
    There’s a $36 registration fee which is paid only once during a registration period. Tests are $39 each except L1R and L2R, which are $78 each. You may take as many recertification tests as you want in a registration window but we cap the cost of your tests at $117. So the most anyone would pay to recertify in a single registration window is $153—no matter how many recertification tests are taken.
  • After you register for your exam, you must schedule your exam appointment with the Testing Services Coordinator at 515-574-1044.
  • A photo ID must be provided that contain both a current photo and signature (driver's license, state-issued identification card, military identification card or passport)
  • Any belongings including your wallet, keys and mobile phone will be stored in a secure locker provided by the testing site.
  • You will be screened with a hand-held metal detector and may be asked to turn your pockets inside-out or to pull up your sleeves or pant legs.
  • No examinee will be allowed to begin an exam if the full allotted time is not available.
  • *Please click here for the complete Testing Center Policy for Examinees

For More Information

www.ase.com

Amy Moffitt
Testing Services Coordinator
515-574-1044
moffitt_a@iowacentral.edu

Testing Center
515-574-1161
TestingCenter@iowacentral.edu

Iowa Central offers its students the opportunity to earn immediate college credit by demonstrating academic proficiency. Credit granted by examination will be indicated on the student's transcript with a” T” (Credit by Examination). Credit by Examination is available when duplication of a college level course does not exist. The college is a National Testing Center for CLEP examinations.

Application Information

The cost of each test is $125.00 (two separate payments: one to CLEP for $85.00 and one to Iowa Central for $40.00).

Students are eligible to take a CLEP exam for credit as long as it is not a repeated course, they are not currently enrolled in the course, and do not have an equivalent course that was previously attempted or completed.

Information is available through the Academic Resource Center. Click the link to print the CLEP Application Information.

Some Things You Should Know about Taking CLEP

  • Testers must contact the Coordinator of Testing Services at Iowa Central to schedule the exam in advance, 515-574-1044.

Who should consider testing?

  1. You are sure the credits will be accepted by the college(s) and/or university(ies) you plan to attend and
  2. You have a superior high school background, already have college-level proficiency in certain subject areas, or have earned an ACT score above 24.

Study materials for CLEP are available in many libraries, bookstores, and the College Board http://www.collegeboard.org. You may also order a copy of The Official Study Guide for approximately $30 by calling 1-800-323-7155 and charging it to your major credit card. A reference copy of The Official Study Guide is in the Academic Resource Center.

Repeating an exam is possible only after a six month waiting period.

*Please click here for the complete Testing Center Policy for Examinees

Use of CLEP at Iowa Central Community College

Each college decides how to apply CLEP credit. Iowa Central Community College follows the guidelines of the agreement between the Regent Universities and the Area Colleges. A maximum of 30 s.h. of CLEP credit will be granted by Iowa Central. If you have questions about applying CLEP credit toward Iowa Central graduation, see the Iowa Central Registrar. Click the link to print the Credit by CLEP Examination Opportunities at Iowa Central.

Transferring Credit

Most senior colleges will accept CLEP from the Iowa Central Community College transcript of student grades, but transfer applications of CLEP credit should be discussed with an Iowa Central Community College Advisor and the Admissions Office of the senior college. You will need to go to the College Board website, http://collegeboard.org in order to transfer your CLEP credit to another institution.

For More Information

Amy Moffitt
Testing Services Coordinator
515-574-1044
moffitt_a@iowacentral.edu

Testing Center
515-574-1161
TestingCenter@iowacentral.edu

Iowa Central Community College Testing Center will proctor tests for examinees from the community and other colleges and universities.  The fee for correspondence (proctored) exams is $30 per test (cash, check, or credit). $30 for an exam of 2 hours or less and $10 for each additional hour, or any portion of an hour, payable at the time of the test. The fee is based on the maximum exam time permitted, as defined by your institution. The Testing Center reserves the right to review the exam BEFORE confirming a final test fee. It is the examinee’s responsibility to provide, in advance, all information regarding the test so that an appropriate fee can be set. Correspondence testers must contact the Coordinator of Testing Services at 515.574.1044 to schedule the exam and make all arrangements in advance.

Once arrangements have been made, examinees may have their institution mail the exam(s) directly to the Iowa Central Testing Center. Please mail to:

Iowa Central Community College
Attn: Testing Services Coordinator
One Triton Circle
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

OR

Exams and exam directions may be e-mailed (preferred method) or faxed to:

E-mail: moffitt_a@iowacentral.edu AND TestingCenter@iowacentral.edu
Fax: 515-574-1162

Some Things You Should Know About Taking Correspondence Tests

  • Testers must contact the Coordinator of Testing Services at Iowa Central to schedule the exam in advance, 515-574-1044.
  • A valid photo ID must be provided (student ID, driver’s license, or passport)
  • There is a charge of $30 for an exam of 2 hours or less and $10 for each additional hour, or any portion of an hour, payable at the time of the test.
  • *Please click here for the complete Testing Center Policy for Examinees

For More Information

Amy Moffitt
Testing Services Coordinator
515-574-1044
moffitt_a@iowacentral.edu

Testing Center
515-574-1161
TestingCenter@iowacentral.edu

Dental professionals must contact the Coordinator of Testing Services at 515-574-1044 to schedule the exam. The following exams are available:

  • *Dentist (Jurisprudence Exam) – 100 questions, 1 hour
  • *Dental Hygienist (Jurisprudence Exam) – 50 questions, 1 hour
  • *Dental Assistant (Jurisprudence Exam) – 50 questions, 1 hour
  • Dental Assistant (Radiography Exam) – 56 questions, 1 hour
  • Dental Assistant (Infection Control) – 50 questions, 1 hour

*Open book exams

Things You Should Know About Taking Dental Professional Exams

  • Testers must contact the Coordinator of Testing Services at Iowa Central to schedule the exam in advance, 515-574-1044
  • A photo ID must be provided (student ID, driver’s license, or passport)
  • A letter of verification to test from the state must be provided.
  • There is a testing fee of $40.00 per day.
  • *Please click here for the complete Testing Center Policy for Examinees

For More Information

Amy Moffitt
Testing Services Coordinator
515-574-1044
moffitt_a@iowacentral.edu

Testing Center
515-574-1161
TestingCenter@iowacentral.edu

Iowa Central Community College, along with all Iowa community colleges, offers HSED (High School Equivalency Diploma) classes to assist students in completing the five HiSET sub test areas in a computer based test format. The HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) offers students the same High School Equivalency Diploma from the state of Iowa as GED® has in the past.

  • Math - 50 questions, 90 minutes
  • Science - 50 questions, 80 minutes
  • Social Studies - 50 questions, 70 minutes
  • Language Arts - Reading – 40 questions, 65 minutes
  • Language Arts - Writing – Part 1 - 50 questions, 75 minutes
  • Language Arts - Writing – Part 2 - 1 question, 45 minutes   

For more information about the HiSET please check out: http://hiset.ets.org/test_takers

Prior to Taking HiSET

  • All students must register and attend an orientation to join a class.
  • Step 1: Attend free HSED classes - All students must register and attend an orientation to join a class. For information on dates, sites, contacts, and orientation/class sessions, click here.
  • Step 2: Obtain HiSET testing approval
    • HiSET test candidates will:
    • Complete a paper pre-registration in class
    • 17 & 18 year olds must turn in documentation of high school withdrawal before pre-registration
    • Register online for HiSET – this will done in class with an instructor’s guidance
  • Step 3: Begin testing
    • Each of the five HiSET subtests will be scheduled and paid for through the HiSET online website. Testing cost is $50 if the whole fee is paid to HiSET up front or $15/test if paid separately. Students can pay with a credit/debit card or vouchers can be purchased at the Iowa Central bookstores. Students will receive more information at orientation sessions. Testing is computer based and will be offered at the following Iowa Central Testing Centers:
      • Fort Dodge
      • Storm Lake
      • Webster City
    • Testers must bring their Iowa Verification for HSED test form and photo ID to the testing site.
    • Testers must bring their Iowa Verification for HSED test form and photo ID to the testing site.
    • No examinee will be allowed to begin an exam if the full allotted time is not available.
    • *Please click here for the complete Testing Center Policy for Examinees

For More Information

The Iowa Legislature passed the “Iowa Plumber and Mechanical Professional Licensing Act” that created a licensing Board under the Iowa Department of Public Health. Iowa Central Community College serves as a testing site for licensure for plumbing, HVAC, refrigeration, mechanical, hydronics and sheet metal professionals who work in the state of Iowa.

The following exams are available and exam fees must be paid by Visa or MasterCard. Exam fees are Non-refundable and non-transferable.

  • Master Plumber with Gas - Open Book, 125 questions, 5 hours, $99
  • Journeyperson Plumber with Gas - Open Book, 75 questions, 3 hours, $99
  • Master HVAC-Refrigeration with Gas - Open Book, 100 questions, 4 hours, $99
  • Journeyperson HVAC-Refrigeration with Gas - Open Book, 75 questions, 3 hours, $99
  • Master Hydronics with Gas - Open Book, 100 questions, 4 hours, $99
  • Journeyperson Hydronics with Gas - Open Book, 75 questions, 2 hours, $99
  • Master Mechanical - Open Book, 100 questions, 4 hours, $99
  • Journeyperson Mechanical - Open Book, 75 questions, 2 hours, $99
  • Journeyperson Sheet Metal - Open Book, 75 questions, 2 hours, $99

More information on scheduling/allotted materials please click here

Things You Should Know About Taking IPMSB (Iowa Plumbing and Mechanical System Board) Licensing Test

  • You may register for your examination by calling 319-398-7768 or 319-398-5529 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Central time), Monday through Friday. Please have your Visa or MasterCard information available and an active email account.
  • After you register for your exam, you must schedule your exam appointment with the Testing Services Coordinator at 515-574-1044.
  • A photo ID must be provided that contain both a current photo and signature (driver's license, state-issued identification card, military identification card or passport)
  • The names on the ID must exactly matches the name used to register for the exam (including designations such as "Jr", or "III")
  • If you do not pass the exam, you must register for a new exam. Please note that you must wait two business days for your results to be processed before scheduling a retake appointment. To schedule for a retake exam, contact Kirkwood Community College at 319-398-7768 or 319-398-5529.
  • No examinee will be allowed to begin an exam if the full allotted time is not available.
  • *Please click here for the complete Testing Center Policy for Examinees

For More Information

www.kirkwood.edu/iowalicensingexams

Kirkwood Community College Continuing Education Department
6301 Kirkwood Blvd SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406
319-398-7768 or 319-398-5529
contactce@kirkwood.edu

Amy Moffitt
Testing Services Coordinator
515-574-1044
moffitt_a@iowacentral.edu

Testing Center
515-574-1161
TestingCenter@iowacentral.edu

Make-up testing is intended only for extraordinary circumstances where a student has missed an exam due to illness, an unavoidable cause, or participation in a school-sponsored activity, such as a sport, student ambassadors, etc. Students should provide documentation to satisfy the instructor that a make-up test is warranted. It is the responsibility of the student to contact their instructor PRIOR TO missing an exam/class. Students who are scheduled to participate in school-related and sponsored activities are to inform teachers immediately if their participation creates a conflict situation with a proposed testing date. If a student is deemed to be justifiably absent the instructor may allow arranging a makeup time for that student.

Things You Should Know About Taking Make-Up Exams

  • A photo ID must be provided (student ID, driver’s license, or passport)
  • Students need to be aware of any time limitations imposed by their instructor and are responsible for managing their own time.
  • No examinee will be allowed to begin an exam if the full allotted time is not available or the test has expired.
  • Students are responsible for providing their own testing tools, including Scantron sheets
  • Make-Up tests cannot be made up during Finals Week.
  • *Please click here for the complete Testing Center Policy for Examinees

For More Information

Amy Moffitt
Testing Services Coordinator
515-574-1044
moffitt_a@iowacentral.edu

Testing Center
515-574-1161
TestingCenter@iowacentral.edu

ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate™ (NCRC) is a portable credential that demonstrates achievement and a certain level of workplace employability. WorkKeys assessments measure "real world" skills that employers believe are critical to job success. Test questions are based on situations in the everyday work world.
Individuals can earn the NCRC by taking three WorkKeys® assessments:

Individuals who successfully complete all three assessments are eligible for a certificate at one of four levels, showing they're ready for a percentage of jobs in ACT's extensive database of occupational profiles:

  • Platinum
    Skills for 99 percent of the jobs in ACT's database
  • Gold
    Skills for 90 percent of the jobs in ACT's database
  • Silver
    Skills for 65 percent of the jobs in ACT's database
  • Bronze
    Skills for 35 percent of the jobs in ACT's database

For more information about the National Career Readiness Certificate™, click here.

Things you Should Know About Taking National Career Readiness Certification Exams

  • Examinees must have an Iowa address
  • A photo ID must be provided (student ID, driver’s license, or passport).
  • No examinee will be allowed to begin an exam if the full allotted time is not available.
  • *Please click here for the complete Testing Center Policy for Examinees

For More Information

Amy Moffitt
Testing Services Coordinator
515-574-1044
moffitt_a@iowacentral.edu

Testing Center
515-574-1161
TestingCenter@iowacentral.edu

Iowa Central Community College serves as a testing site for Pearson VUE Testing. Pearson VUE delivers certification and licensure tests through the world’s largest network of test centers in 175 countries across the world. Pearson VUE provides testing services for information technology, regulatory and certification boards, academic, government, and corporate clients.

Things You Should Know About Taking PearsonVUE Exams

  • All candidate identification must be valid (not expired) and must be an original document (not a photocopy or a fax).
    • Primary ID: Must contain a permanently affixed photo of the candidate, along with the candidate’s signature.
    • Secondary ID: If the exam sponsor requires a secondary ID, it must contain the candidate’s signature.

For More Information

Amy Moffitt
Testing Services Coordinator
515-574-1044
moffitt_a@iowacentral.edu

Testing Center
515-574-1161
TestingCenter@iowacentral.edu

Iowa Central Community College serves as a testing site for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (Pesticide Bureau) for Commercial Applicator Certification as well as Private Pesticide Applicator Certification.

Things You Should Know About Taking Pesticide Applicator Exams

  • A photo ID must be provided (student ID, driver’s license, or passport)
  • The Pesticide test is $20/day (whether pass or fail).
    • Each day you can take as many tests as needed as long as they are not the same test or in the same category, and it is within the allotted time of the Testing Center.

At The Other Campuses, Call Ahead For Times/Appointments

For More Information

Amy Moffitt
Testing Services Coordinator
515-574-1044
moffitt_a@iowacentral.edu

Testing Center
515-574-1161
TestingCenter@iowacentral.edu

PRAXIS is a series of exams used to evaluate the knowledge and teaching ability of candidates pursuing a career in education.  PRAXIS “Core” tests cover the reading, writing, and math skills necessary to enter the K-12 field, while the “Subject Assessment” exams measure a candidate’s subject-specific knowledge, as well as his or her general pedagogical ability.

Students must register and pay online in order to test.  A printed admission ticket is also required.

Retake Policy
If you feel you did not perform to your potential, you may retake a Praxis test once every 21 days, not including your initial test date. (Note: If you take a combined test, such as the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects Test or the PA Grades 4–8 Core Assessment, you cannot retake a subtest until after the 21-day period.)

Iowa Central Test Dates
PRAXIS exams are given most Tuesdays at the Iowa Central Community College Testing Center on the Fort Dodge Campus.

Exams are given at 8:30am CST. Exam length may vary depending on type of exam taken.

Things You Should Know About Taking the PRAXIS Exams

  • Register for the PRAXIS.
  • Payment must be completed online during the registration process.
  • Bring a copy of your admission ticket.
  • A photo ID must be provided (student ID, driver’s license, or passport).
  • Students should arrive 30 minutes before their scheduled test time.
  • *Please click here for the complete Testing Center Policy for Examinees

For More Information

Amy Moffitt
Testing Services Coordinator
515-574-1044
moffitt_a@iowacentral.edu

Testing Center
515-574-1161
TestingCenter@iowacentral.edu

The TOEFL exam is used to measure English language proficiency among non-native speakers. The results of this test are used to determine whether a student is ready to pursue a college-level course of study in English. This test takes approximately 4 1/2 hours to complete, including a mandatory 10 minute break.  It consists of 4 sections designed to evaluate reading, listening, speaking, and writing ability.  Each section is scored from 0-30 points, with a cumulative maximum possible score of 120 points.

It costs $195 each time a student takes the TOEFL exam and there’s no limit on how many times a student may retake the test.  However, 12 days must elapse between testing dates.

Iowa Central Test Dates

Friday, September 22, 2017
Friday, September 29, 2017
Friday, November 3, 2017
Friday, November 17, 2017
Friday, December 8, 2017

Exams are given at 9:00am CST on the select Fridays above at the Iowa Central Community College Testing Center on the Fort Dodge Campus.

Things You Should Know About Taking the PRAXIS Exams

  • Register for the TOEFL
  • Payment must be completed online during the registration process.
  • A photo ID must be provided (student ID, driver’s license, or passport).
  • Students should arrive 30 minutes before their scheduled test time.
  • As always, electronics and other personal items are not permitted in the testing area.
  • Test scores are posted online 10 days after the test date.
  • *Please click here for the complete Testing Center Policy for Examinees

For More Information

Amy Moffitt
Testing Services Coordinator
515-574-1044
moffitt_a@iowacentral.edu

Testing Center
515-574-1161
TestingCenter@iowacentral.edu


All exams listed are offered at the Fort Dodge Testing Center. Call 515-574-1044 to schedule an appointment.

*Offered at the Storm Lake Testing Center by appointment only. Call 712-749-5179 to schedule an appointment.

**Offered at the Webster City Testing Center by appointment only. Call 515-832-1632 to schedule an appointment.

Hours

  • Regular Hours
    Monday-Thursday 7:30am-4:00pm
    Friday 7:30am-3:30pm
  • Summer Hours
    Monday-Friday 7:30am-3:00pm
  • Testing hours are subject to change.
  • Monday-Thursday evening testing is by appointment only and needs to be scheduled at least 1 business day in advance.
  • You may call the Testing Center at 515-574-1044 or the Academic Resource Center at 515-574-1155 to schedule an appointment.
  • Evening testing is not available during summer hours.

Things You Should Know

  • All testers must provide a photo ID before testing (student ID, driver’s license, or passport)
  • Students must complete a test in one sitting; students taking tests in the center are not permitted to leave the testing station/room after the exam has been distributed.
  • Once the exam is complete, all testing materials, including any scratch paper, must be turned in to the proctor.
  • No examinee will be allowed to begin an exam if the full allotted time is not available or the test has expired.

Placement Score Requests

  1. There is a $25.00 processing/proctoring fee to send placement test scores to another institution. Scores will not be sent until payment has been received. Once the Placement Test Score Request form is received, you will be contacted by the Testing Services Coordinator to complete the payment process.
  2. The highest scores will be sent to the requested destination (indicated on the placement test score request form).
  3. Some institutions consider test scores to be valid only for a specific duration. Please check with your future institution prior to requesting your scores to confirm procedures.
  4. The Placement Test Score Request Form is located on Iowa Central's secure server.  To fill out the placement test score request, click on the link below:

Click here to fill out your Placement Test Score Request Form

For More Information