Testing Center Precautions
Central Arizona College Testing Centers highly encourage you to be mindful of the following recommendations:
- If you are ill, exposed, or at risk of exposing others, please reschedule your test.
- Use the hand sanitizing station upon entering the Testing Center.
- We sanitize each workstation prior to and following each use.
- We encourage and enforce the CDC recommendation of Physical Distancing.
The CAC Testing Center is operating under strict protocols. Therefore, it is imperative that you are on time for your scheduled test. Late arrivals may lose their appointments. If you know you will be late, please call your respective Testing Center (see information below). Our office phones are staffed only during scheduled testing days.
What is a proctored exam, and why do I need one?
A proctored exam is a test that is required for your course, but it is not given during class time. You may need one if your Online, Face-to-Face, or Hybrid class at Central Arizona College requires you to take a proctored exam at an Academic Testing location. Your instructor will announce this requirement via in person, your syllabus, or in your Blackboard ULTRA course shell.
You will need a proctored exam:
- If your instructor is using ProctorU to proctor your mid-term or final, click here. For more information see the Testing Partners page.
- If your instructor is using Examity to proctor your exam, click here.
- If your instructor is using Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitoring, click here. You may also view a brief introduction on Respondus LockDown to get started; however, please note the following information:
To install Respondus Lockdown Browser on your home Computers, click here.
Technical considerations for Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitoring
GED, HESI, Pearson VUE, and CLEP Testers:
Please note that the HESI exam is being administered at all our Testing Centers as well as virtually. We will continue to make every effort to stay in compliance with the CDC’s guidelines such as practicing physical distancing, conducting frequent and proper sanitizing of personnel and equipment, and limiting crowd size etc. to promote staff and students’ safety.
Monday – Thursday 8 am to 6 pm
Friday through Sunday and National Holidays – Closed
8470 N. Overfield Rd.
Coolidge, AZ 85128
What do I need to bring to my exam?
Be sure to bring a picture ID to your exam appointment. The Central Arizona College ID is preferred, but a valid driver’s license or passport is acceptable.
Math exams: Your instructor will provide information on whether you can use a calculator, index cards, formula sheets, and scratch paper. Lockers are provided so that items that are not allowed may be secured by the tester.
Partnered exams may require your receipt from the cashier’s window or other materials.
Can I walk-in and take an exam?
Student walk-ins will be accommodated based on time and space availability.
Walk-ins should anticipate longer waits during peak testing periods.
Calling at least one week in advance can help to ensure that you receive your preferred time and date.
Can I bring my family to the testing center?
The testing center observes College Policy 508 – Minor Children on Campus.
“No employee, student, or visitor to the College shall leave a child under the age of 16 unattended on campus, nor may such person leave a child with a College employee or student, unless the child is enrolled in and attending an authorized program of the College.”
What are the rules at the testing center?
All tests end five minutes to close. Example 6:55 p.m. This is true even if your test indicates that you have more time.
You must stay in the testing room until your test is complete. Leaving the room for any reason will result in the submission of the test, and possible notification for academic dishonesty. *
Cell Phones, wallets, purses, etc. should be in a locker. Possession of these items in the testing room will result in a notification of academic dishonesty. *
Scratch paper and notecards will be collected at the end of your test. Please turn them in.
*See the Code of Conduct in the Student Handbook.
How do I pay for my GED?
Pay for your GED test here.
How do I pay for a different partnered exam?
To purchase a partnered exam that may require a fee, testers need to go to the cashier’s window and purchase the exam. The cashier should have a fee schedule.
Remember to bring your receipt to the testing center.
No monies are exchanged at the testing center.
I missed my exam, what do I do?
Proctors cannot adjust end dates on exams. If you miss the last testing date, you must contact the instructor for an extension. S/he will notify the testing center if the date is extended.
Most partnered exams must be taken on the same day that they are purchased. Be prepared by scheduling early and bringing the required items to the testing center.
Please call the testing center if you cannot make your appointment. Staff would be happy to find a different date that will work for you.