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PLACEMENT EXAMS

Who should take it?

If you’re an incoming degree seeking student at Palm Beach State College, you may need to take the PERT. | See exemption list

Non-Palm Beach State students planning to attend another school can take the PERT at a PBSC Test Center. A completed non-credit application is required and should be submitted to the Office of Admissions. A test fee is required in the Cashiers Office prior to taking the test.

Do I need an appointment?

No, an appointment is not needed on any of the PBSC campuses. Please check Test Center Schedules for hours of operation.

Is there a fee?

Possibly.  For new PBSC students, the initial exam is included in your Application Fee. Should you need to retake the exam or you're not a new student, the fee would apply. | View testing fees

What else do I need to know?

The PERT is comprised of three sections: Reading, Writing Skills (English) and Math. There are 30 questions per placement sub-test. The PERT is an untimed test but each test section should be completed within the same school day.

Students may not retake the PERT on the same day and remediation is required prior to the 3rd attempt. The testing fee must be paid for each retake. Printed proof of remediation must be presented to the Test Center staff.

Acceptable remediation sites:

Students required to take the LOEP must take the LOEP before taking the PERT a second time.

Students currently enrolled in developmental courses cannot retest in the same subject area until the end of the current term.

After the 3rd attempt, students cannot retake the PERT until the scores have expired. Test scores are valid for two years from the date the test was taken.

Who should take it?

International students whose native language is not English must present evidence of proficiency in speaking, writing and understanding the English language by submitting passing scores on one of the following tests: Accuplacer ESL or TOFEL.

Do I need an appointment?

No. The PBSC Testing Centers offer the Accuplacer ESL on a walk-in basis

Is there a fee?

Possibly.  For new PBSC students, the initial exam is included in your Application Fee. Should you need to retake the exam or you're not a new student, the fee would apply. | View testing fees

What else do I need to know?

There is a 30 day wait period before retesting. Students currently enrolled and attending a preparatory class cannot retake the Accuplacer ESL until the end of the current class.

Students should check with the Office of Admissions or Academic Advising to determine if this test is needed. After taking the Accuplacer ESL test, students should see an Academic Advisor.

Sample LOEP Questions

Who should take it?

Scores can be used to place students into intermediate algebra, college algebra, pre-calculus, and introductory calculus course.

Do I need an appointment?

No. The test is given on a walk-in basis during regular test center hours of operation.

Is there a fee?

Possibly.  For new PBSC students, the initial exam is included in your Application Fee. Should you need to retake the exam or you're not a new student, the fee would apply. | View testing fees

What else do I need to know?

There are 20 questions on this test. Six content areas are measured:

  1. Algebraic Operations – simplification of rational algebraic expressions, factoring and expanding polynomials, and manipulating roots and exponents.
  2. Solutions of Equations and Inequalities – the solution of linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, systems of equations, and other algebraic equations.
  3. Coordinate Geometry – plan geometry, the coordinate plane, straight lines, conics, sets of points in the plane, and graphs of algebraic functions.
  4. Applications and other Topics – complex numbers, series and sequences, determinants, permutations and combinations, factorials, and word problems.
  5. Functions – polynomial, algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions.
  6. Trigonometry – trigonometric functions

Who should take it?

PBSC offers the TABE Level D or A. Prior to testing, students should check with an Advisor, Program Manager, or Employer to understand which level of the TABE test is required for their program of choice. Students should also check to see if they are exempt from taking the TABE.

Do I need an appointment?

No. The test is given on a walk-in basis during regular test center hours of operation.

Is there a fee?

Possibly.  For new PBSC students, the initial exam is included in your Application Fee. Should you need to retake the exam or you're not a new student, the fee would apply. | View testing fees

What else do I need to know?

If a student has documented proof of remediation from the Palm Beach State VPI (Vocational Preparatory Instruction) Lab, or other verifiable program, the waiting period before retaking the TABE is thirty (30) days. Students must wait 90 days before retaking the TABE if there is no documented proof of remediation. 

The allowable time for each TABE 11/12 session is listed below. The entire exam does not have to be taken at one time. You can take one section and then return later to take another section. 

  • Reading - 120 minutes
  • Language - 60 minutes
  • Math - 75 minutes

Online TABE practice exams:

ACADEMIC EXAMS

Who should take it?

A PBSC student who will miss or has missed a regularly scheduled class test may be permitted to take an Out-of-Class test. The decision to allow the test is left to the instructor. 

Do I need an appointment?

No. It is up to the student to make the appropriate arrangements for the test. 

Is there a fee?

Yes. The fee is $5. Students with accommodations are excluded from the fee.

Fee waivers are provided for students who missed a test due to jury duty, military duty, death of an immediate family member, college sponsored activity, hospitalization, illness, or religious, reasons. Documentation is required and must be presented at the Testing Center.

What else do I need to know?

Provide the Testing staff with the professor's last name, the course number, and which test you want to take.

Check with your professor for information about your test, e.g., deadline date, time allowed,  or authorized aids you should bring.

Testing Center staff will adhere strictly to your professor's written instructions and deadline dates. They are not authorized to make any exceptions.

Out-of-Class tests are administered during regular operating hours of the Testing Centers. 

Examinees should insure that there is sufficient time, as indicated by the Professor, to complete their exam prior to Test Center closing. Time waivers will not be granted within 30 minutes of closing time. All students will be required to relinquish their exams 15 minutes prior to the time the Testing Center is scheduled to close.

Test Center personnel cannot transfer classroom materials, homework assignments, projects, etc., from the students to professor and vice versa.

Student responsibilities for testing at Palm Beach State College

Who should take it?

Distance Learning students may take an exam at the Test Center of their choice, provided the instructor has submitted the exam with instructions to the Testing Center. 

Do I need an appointment?

No. The test is given on a walk-in basis during regular test center hours of operation.

Is there a fee?

Generally, there is no fee, unless a test is taken outside the normal test window. When the test is taken outside the normal test window, the fee is $5 per test.

What else do I need to know?

Examinees should insure that there is sufficient time, as indicated by the Professor, to complete their exam prior to Test Center closing. Time waivers will not be granted within 30 minutes of closing time. All students will be required to relinquish their exams 15 minutes prior to the time the Testing Center is scheduled to close.

Test Center personnel cannot transfer classroom materials, homework assignments, projects, etc., from the students to professor and vice versa.

These tests are available at all campuses.

Student responsibilities for testing at Palm Beach State College

Who should take it?

Another institution may utilize the Test Centers at Palm Beach State College for test proctoring services, at the discretion of the Test Center Manager. Check each campus for availability and required guidelines for proctoring services. 

Is there a fee?

$40 per test. Fee is to be paid via PantherWeb or at the campus cashier's office, by the student or institution.

What else do I need to know?

Please note: The test centers cannot submit course assignments between students and their professor. We offer test proctoring services, only.

Testing instructions should include:

  • Start and end date for test taking.
  • Resources, to be used (calculator, notes, etc, if any.)
  • Time limit for test.
  • A form to be completed and signed by the test proctor should accompany the test.
  • Return, stamped envelope: to return completed exam to college, university or institution.

Student must have full allotted time for testing prior to closing. For example: If a test is two hours long as indicated by the Professor, then the student must be seated two hours prior to closing. No waivers of time are permitted

To arrange proctoring services a student, college, university or institution should contact a PBSC test center to request the test proctor's name and contact information and days available for proctoring services.

A prospective PBSC Distance Learning student needing to take the PERT College Placement Test from another location needs to contact a Palm Beach State College Test Center for information. 

Student should arrive at the test center with appropriate photo ID:

  • Drivers license with Photo
  • State, County, or municipality issued ID with Photo
  • Federal government issued ID with Photo including current Military ID
  • Current Alien Registration Card (Green Card) with Photo
  • Current Passport with a recent Photo


A Palm Beach State Student ID number is required for Correspondence Testing:


You should allow enough time to complete your test, per the instructor's stated test time, before the Test Center closes for the day. For example: If the instructor has allotted two hours for a test, the student should be seated in the Test Center by 5 p.m. if closing time is 7 p.m.

NURSING EXAMS

Do I need an appointment?

Yes, if you take the HESI A2 at the Belle Glade or Palm Beach Gardens campuses.

Test appointments on these campuses will be available on specific dates during each semester.

Please check the Test Center Appointment page for testing availability.

No, if you are taking the HESI A2 at the Boca Raton or Lake Worth Testing Center. Tests are administered on a walk-in basis.

Is there a fee?

Yes. Contact the Testing Center were you plan to take the HESI exam. The total cost for the HESI is $70. How you pay will depend on the campus and the exam you are taking. 

What else do I need to know?

HESI A2 Student Instructions

1. You Must Create a Student Evolve Account before arriving at the Testing Center:

  • Test applicants are required to set up an Evolve account with the vendor, Elsevier.
  • You should only create one Student Evolve account through Elsevier. If your information changes, just update your account. (You will need an active PBSC student email account to register.) 
  • After registering, an email with your user name and password will be sent to your student email account.
  • This email will need to be printed and brought with you at the time of your test appointment.
  • Students without an active Student Evolve Account will not be eligible to test.

2. Register for an Evolve Account

You must have an Evolve account with Elsevier, the exam sponsor, in order to register and pay for the HESI A2.

  1. Go to the Evolve home page
  2. Select I'm a student
  3. Select Register for Distance Testing under HESI Secured Exams
  4. Select Register for this now on the HESI registration page to put HESI registration in your cart
  5. Select Redeem/Checkout
  6. Enter your name, email address and an account password to create your Evolve account
  7. Read the Registered User Agreement
  8. Select Yes, I accept
  9. Select Submit

 3. Register for a HESI A2 Testing Appointment at Palm Beach State College

  • The HESI A2 test may be taken every 61 days but not more than 3 times per calendar year
  • If you register for the HESI A2 test within the same period of time, on more than one campus, the appointment system will notify the test center that you have already registered on another PBSC campus. Consequently, the appointment(s) will be canceled.

Boca Raton & Palm Beach Gardens Test Centers ONLY

  • Complete the online appointment process at Schedule a Test Appointment.
  • You will receive a confirmation email once your appointment has been made.
  • This email will need to be printed and brought to the test center on the day of testing

Belle Glade Campus Testing Center ONLY

  • Complete the online registration process at Schedule a Test Appointment.
  • Return the email confirmation either by fax 561-993-1170, or in person to the Belle Glade Testing Center in CRA 115.
  • A response will be sent to you within 2 business days.
  • Questions can be emailed to westtesting@palmbeachstate.edu

Lake Worth Testing Center ONLY

  • The HESI is given on a walk-in basis - no appointment is necessary. Please arrive between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Monday through Thursday or between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Friday. (The HESI A2 is not administered on Friday during the summer semester).

4.  Accommodation requests:

  • You are required to contact the Disability Support Service Managers (on the campus where you will be taking the test) a minimum of two weeks prior to your testing date to request accommodations.
  • The request needs to be made after you have made your appointment for testing. palmbeachstate.edu/Disability

5.  Study guides and websites:

 Who should take it?

The Palm Beach State College Nursing Department determines if these tests are needed and permission from the Nursing Department is required prior to testing.

NLN ACE I - Foundations of Nursing: This is a pre-admission exam for students who are licensed as LPNs or Paramedics. If qualified, a student can advance into the RN program by skipping one semester.

NLN ACE II - Nursing Care of Childbearing Family
This is a pre-admission exam for individuals who are current or past RN students.

Do I need an appointment?

Yes. These exams are administered at the Lake Worth Campus only. Permission from the Nursing Department, is required prior to testing. Once approval is obtained, follow the information at the link below to select a date/time and pay for the exam(s). 

NLN Student Registration Information

 NLN ACE I Exam Dates

 NLN ACE II Exam Dates

Is there a fee?

Yes, $60.

What else do I need to know?

NLN ACE I - Foundations of Nursing  

This is a pre-admission exam for students who are licensed as LPNs or Paramedics. If qualified, a student can advance into the RN program by skipping one semester.

The NLN ACE exam covers the Fundamentals of Nursing, which is the focus of PBSC’s Semester One of nursing. The exam is timed for 3 ½ hours and there are approximately 185 questions. A transition student will need a score of 75% or higher to advance place into Semester Two of the RN program.

NLN ACE II - Nursing Care of Childbearing Family  

This is a pre-admission exam for individuals who are current or past RN students. These students must have successfully passed Semester Three but were not successful in Semester Four of nursing. The student MUST pass both the NLN ACE I and the NLN ACE II exams in order to return to Semester Four. By passing both exams the student can skip Semesters One, Two and Three.

The NLN ACE II exam covers Obstetrics, Pediatrics and Care of Child which is the focus of PBSC’s Semester Three of nursing. This exam is only for nursing students who have failed the Semester Four of the RN program. This exam is timed for approximately 1 ½ hours and there are approximately 100 questions. A student will need a score of 75% or higher to advance place into Semester Four of the RN program.

If the student is unsuccessful with NLN ACE I and or NLN ACE II, the student will have to start from the beginning with Semester One of the RN program.

The TEAS test is no longer administered for entrance into any Palm Beach State College program. If you are taking the TEAS for another institution, it is only administered on the Boca Raton and Lake Worth campuses.

 Do I need an appointment?

The TEAS is administered on a walk-in basis on the Lake Worth Campus. For the Boca Testing Center, call 561-862-4324 for details.

Is there a fee?

Yes, $70 payable to ATI via credit/debit card and a $30 proctoring fee payable to Palm Beach State College.

What else do I need to know?

Directions For Testing
The TEAS cannot be administered without the following information:

  • You MUST have a Palm Beach State College Student ID number.
    • If you do not have a PBSC Student ID, you may obtain one by completing a PBSC Non-Credit Application. Record your PBSC Student ID number and your PBSC email address.
  • Examinees need to set up an account with ATI, the testing vendor, at atitesting.com
  • You are required to bring your username and password to the test center. Without it, you will not be able to test.

 TEAS Facts

  • TEAS is 3.5 hours
  • Four sections: Reading, Math, English, Science
  • Total of 170 questions
  • No calculator permitted for the Math section; only scratch paper

PUBLIC SAFETY EXAMS

Who should take it?

Palm Beach State College offers the CJBAT test for Law Enforcement and Corrections.

Do I need an appointment?

Yes, if you take the CJBAT at the Belle Glade Campus.

Belle Glade campus Test Information

No, if you take the CJBAT on the Lake Worth Campus.  

Lake Worth campus Test Information

Is there a fee?

Yes, $45.

What else do I need to know?

Each test includes the same basic abilities, but they are customized for each criminal justice discipline.

Accommodated testing must be preapproved by I/O Solutions, the test vendor. Documentation should be submitted through the Lake Worth or Belle Glade DSS office. Please allow 5 to 7 business days for processing. 

Study Guide for the CJBAT exam

 

Who should take it?

The NFSI test is required for entry into the following PBSC programs:

EMT

  • ALL applicants are required to take the NFSI within one year of the application deadline date and score at least a 75% in order to be considered for selection.
  • Candidates must wait a period of 30 days before retaking the NFSI exam.

Paramedic

  • ALL applicants are required to take the NFSI within one year of the application deadline date and score at least a 75% in order to be considered for selection.
  • Candidates must be a certified Florida EMT or eligible for the Florida EMT exam.
  • Candidates must wait a period of 30 days before retaking the NFSI exam.

Firefighter

  • ALL candidates are required to take the NFSI within two (2) years of the application deadline
  • A passing score is at least a 75%
  • Candidates must wait a period of 30 days before retaking the NFSI exam.

Do I need an appointment?

No. The test is given on a walk-in basis during regular test center hours of operation.

Is there a fee?

Yes, $45.

What else do I need to know?

The Palm Beach State Lake Worth book store will have study guides in stock, and you can go to I/O Solutions for additional information concerning the exam.

Who should take it?

 

Palm Beach State College, in collaboration with National Testing Network (NTN), is now offering computer-based employment testing for entry-level firefighters, law enforcement officers, correction officers, and emergency communications applicants applying for city, county, and state public safety agencies. 

Do I need an appointment? 

To schedule and pay for your exam(s), go to the NTN website

Is there a fee?

Yes, the fee is paid when you schedule you exam on the NTN website.

What else do I need to know?

NTN’s testing delivers examinations with video simulations that depict scenarios candidates would actually encounter while working in the position they are applying for. After viewing the scenarios, applicants are asked how they would respond in a particular situation. Candidates can see their score after completing the test, and public safety departments receive instantaneous score results once exams are completed.

PRIOR LEARNING EXAMS

Who should take it?

 CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program in the United States. It's available at the Belle Glade, Boca Raton, Lake Worth, and Palm Beach Gardens campuses.

Do I need an appointment?

Students must register at CLEP Registration Website and pay $89.00 by credit/debit card for each CLEP exam. For directions on how to register on the CLEP website, view the CLEP Exam Registration Tutorial

Candidates must bring their CLEP Test Voucher and PBSC receipt to the Testing Center on the day of testing.

Seating is limited on all campuses. For scheduling information refer to the individual Campus Testing Schedules. Some campuses allow walk-in testing. Other campuses are by appointment only.

Is there a fee?

CLEP exams are available to candidates at all Palm Beach State Test Center locations.

CLEP charges $89 for each CLEP exam taken.

There is a $15.00 (per test) proctoring fee payable to Palm Beach State College. Payment Instructions.

What else do I need to know?

Palm Beach State students are required to see an Academic Advisor to determine if a CLEP exam is accepted for their area of study. Students are responsible for selecting the correct CLEP exam.Palm Beach State College DOES NOT administer the College Composition MODULAR exam.

If you do not have a Palm Beach State College Student ID number, a non-credit online application must be completed to generate the Student ID number. To complete an online non-credit application, view available testing schedules, and to register for a CLEP appointment go to Schedule a Test Appointment.

CLEP ID REQUIREMENTS  

  • ID option for Home-schoolers: If you do not have the required government issued ID, please complete a Student ID Form, which is valid for one year. The form must be accompanied by a recognizable photo, with a school or notary seal overlapping the photo. The form must be signed in front of a school official or notary. If you fail to present the appropriate ID, you will not be tested.
  • Obtain the Student ID form

Funding for CLEP Exams is extended to eligible military veterans. You can receive full reimbursement for a CLEP exam and administration fees from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Tuition Free Online CLEP® Courses

CLEP Exam Descriptions & Study Guides

Who should take it?

Students who need to provide documentation of their competency in a foreign language may satisfy their foreign language requirement by successfully passing a Brigham Young University (BYU) Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service (FLATS) exam.

The BYU - FLATS exams are open to the public, but you must obtain a PBSC ID number.

Do I need an appointment?

PBSC students are required to obtain approval from the Registrar's office prior to registering for a BYU - FLATS exam. |  Registration Process

Is there a fee?

BYU charges $50 for an online exam and $75 for a paper/pencil exam. The BYU charges are payable online via a debit or credit card. 

Students will be assessed a $15 proctoring fee payable to Palm Beach State College.

What else do I need to know?

The exams are administered at the Lake Worth, Boca Raton, and Palm Beach Gardens Campuses. 

The results are reported as pass/fail.

The exams can fulfill the foreign language competency requirement at PBSC; but no college credits are awarded at PBSC. The exams cover the equivalent of the first three semesters of a given language. Most exams are computer based and are a maximum 2½ hours in length. Ten exams are administered with paper and pencil. 

List of Available BYU - FLATS Exams

Who should take it?

Certain courses within the curriculum offered at Palm Beach State College are eligible for earned credit or clock hours through a challenge examination. If the student achieves a passing score on the examination, credit or clock hours will be awarded to the student's transcript.

For information about exams offered and to download the Challenge Exam form, visit the Challenge Exam webpage.

Do I need an appointment?

No. Challenge Exams are administered on a walk-in basis at the Lake Worth campus only. The exams are administered Monday through Thursday between the hours of 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Is there a fee?

Yes, $50.

What else do I need to know?

If the student achieves a passing score on the examination, credit or hours will be awarded to the student's transcript.

Exams are not immediately scored. Results should be available within 24 hours.

 

PEARSON VUE CERTIFICATION EXAMS

Do I need an appointment?

Yes, appointments are made through Pearson Vue.

Is there a fee?

Yes, the fee is payable to Pearson Vue when you schedule your appointment.

What else do I need to know?

Under the provisions of Florida Statute 943.1397 individuals have three attempts in a 12 month period to pass the SOCE.

Please certify that you have met the following requirements:

  • Met the Minimum Qualifications established in Florida Statutes 943.13
  • Passed the Basic Abilities Test (BAT)
  • Completed the Basic Recruit or Cross Over Training program at a Commission-certified training school
  • Paid the SOCE fee of by registering online at Pearson Vue using a debit or credit card
  • Signed the Pearson Vue Candidate Rules Agreement

The SOCE is only administered at the Lake Worth Campus. You must have a Palm Beach State College Student ID number. If you have never attended PBSC, you can obtain a PBSC Student ID number by completing a PBSC Non-Credit Application

Who should take it?

Individuals seeking a license in one of the following disciplines must take a Florida Bureau of Fire Prevention exam

  • Contractor I
  • Contractor II
  • Contractor III
  • Contractor IV
  • Contractor V
  •  Portable Extinguisher Licensee
  • Portable Extinguisher Permittee
  • Pre-Engineered System Licensee
  • Pre-Engineered System Permittee

Individuals seeking a license in one of the following disciplines must take the Florida Bureau of Fire Standards & Training exam.

  • BSFT Live Fire Instructor I
  • Fire and Life Safety Educator
  • Fire Investigator I
  • Firefighter II
  • Hazardous Materials Technician
  • Fire Officer I
  • Instructor I
  • Instructor II
  • Fire Safety Inspector
  • Special Firesafety Inspector
  • Pump Operator
  • Hazardous Material Awareness & Operations


Do I need an appointment?

Is there a fee?

Yes. The fee will be posted on the Pearson Vue website when you register.

What else do I need to know?

Please ensure that you have completed the following requirements:

- Registered online and paid the associated exam fee via debit or credit card

- Signed the Pearson Vue Candidate Rules Agreement

The FIRE exams are only administered at the Lake Worth Campus. You must have a Palm Beach State College Student ID number. If you have never attended PBSC, you can obtain a PBSC Student ID number by completing a PBSC Non-Credit Application

Who should take it?

The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians determines which candidates are authorized to take the NREMT exam and sends that information to Pearson VUE for each authorized candidate. The records specify which exam a candidate has been authorized to take and the time period during which he or she can take the exam; a candidate cannot register/schedule with Pearson Vue unless he or she has authorization from NREMT.

Do I need an appointment?

Appointments are scheduled through the Pearson Vue website.

Is there a fee?

Yes. All payments for exam fees are handled through NREMT.

What else do I need to know?

Identification Requirements: Two (2) forms of ID are required. The Primary ID must be a valid government issued photo ID with signature. The Secondary ID may be any valid (unexpired) ID with a visible name and signature.

Please ensure that you have read the Pearson Vue Candidate Rules Agreement.

The NREMT exams are only administered at the Lake Worth campus.

You must have a Palm Beach State College Student ID number. If you have never attended PBSC, you can obtain a PBSC Student ID number by completing a PBSC Non-Credit Application

View the links below for more information.

Cisco – Sit for your Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam at the PBSC Lake Worth Testing Center.  Schedule your CCNA exam.

CompTIA - CompTIA Security+ certification covers the essential principles for network security and risk management – making it an important stepping stone of an IT security career.  Schedule your Security+ Exam

EC-Council – Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) has become the fastest growing certification in the security industry.  Schedule your CEH exam.Enter to add more content

CERTIPORT CERTIFICATION EXAMS #1

Who should take it?

Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)
This certification is an industry-recognized credential that can be used to effectively validate one's skills in Adobe digital-media software, including Adobe Animate®, Adobe Dreamweaver®, Adobe Flash®, Adobe Illustrator®, Adobe InDesign®, Adobe Photoshop® and Adobe Premiere Pro®. Individuals have the entry-level skills to plan, design, build and maintain effective communications using different forms of digital media.

Adobe Certified Expert (ACE)
ACE certification validates expert-level skills in the above mentioned Adobe products. ACE is recognized internationally as a mark of professional distinction and validation of an individual's expertise in leading Adobe products.

Do I need an appointment?

Yes. To view the available testing schedule and to pay the proctoring fee, go to Schedule a Test Appointment. You will be required to enter your PBSC Student ID number. If you have never attended PBSC, you can obtain a Student ID number by completing a no-charge Non-Credit Applicaion at the following site PBSC Non-Credit Application. Certiport exams are administered at the Lake Worth Campus only

Is there a fee?

Yes. Please register and pay for the Adobe certification exam on the Certiport Website. You will receive a voucher which you should bring to the Lake Worth Testing Center on the day of your appointment. 

What else do I need to know?

When you arrive at the PBSC Testing Center on the day of the test, you will be required to provide your Certiport Test Voucher, the Confirmation Email for your Test Appointment and one form of non-expired, government-issued, photo- and signature-bearing primary ID - such as a driver's license, military ID card, state ID card, passport, etc.

Who should take it?

Autodesk Certified User (ACU)
The Autodesk Certified User (ACU) certifications enhance student college applications and resumes, providing evidence of competency and proficiency. ACU certification is an excellent way for students with about 150 hours of real-world Autodesk software experience to validate their software skills. Earning User-level certifications while in school gives students confidence as they continue to master Autodesk products and pursue Professional-level certifications in the future.

Autodesk Certified Professional (ACP)
The Autodesk® Certified Professional (ACP) is designed for professionals and students who want to advance beyond the Autodesk Certified User. This credential is for those who possess more advanced skills and can solve complex challenges in workflow and design. ACP is the logical credential for advanced and professional Autodesk software users who possess at least 400 hours of real-world Autodesk software experience. Certification at the Professional level demonstrates a skill set that ensures certified individuals stand out as they pursue career advancement. Becoming an Autodesk Certified Professional can lead to accelerated career development, improved productivity, and enhanced credibility.

Both the ACU and the ACP are available for the following Autodesk applications:

  • AutoCAD Certifications
  • Autodesk Revit
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Autodesk Maya
  • Autodesk Inventor
  • Autodesk 3ds MAX
  • Autodesk Fusion 360


Do I need an appointment?

Yes. Certiport exams are administered at the Lake Worth Campus onlyTo view the available testing schedule and to pay the proctoring fee, go to Schedule a Test Appointment. You will be required to enter your PBSC Student ID number. If you have never attended PBSC, you can obtain a Student ID number by completing a no-charge Non-Credit Applicaion at the following site PBSC Non-Credit Application.

Is there a fee?

Yes. Please register and pay for the Autodesk certification exams on the Certiport Website. You will receive a voucher which you should bring to the Lake Worth Testing Center on the day of your appointment. 

What else do I need to know?

When you arrive at the PBSC Testing Center on the day of the test, you will be required to provide your Certiport Test Voucher, the Confirmation Email for your Test Appointment and one form of non-expired, government-issued, photo- and signature-bearing primary ID - such as a driver's license, military ID card, state ID card, passport, etc.

Who should take it?

Candidates for ESB certification will be expected to have key conceptual knowledge of entrepreneurial and small business principles, although it is not required for students to have had real-world experience as a small business manager in order to take and pass the exam. Successful completion of this certification will validate skills and knowledge for those students interested in working in a middle-skill trade profession as their own boss and those with entrepreneurship and small business career aspirations.

Do I need an appointment?

Yes. Certiport exams are administered at the Lake Worth Campus only. To view the available testing schedule and to pay the proctoring fee, go to Schedule a Test Appointment. You will be required to enter your PBSC Student ID number. If you have never attended PBSC, you can obtain a Student ID number by completing a no-charge Non-Credit Applicaion at the following site PBSC Non-Credit Application.

Is there a fee?

Yes. Please register and pay for the ESB certification exam on the Certiport Website. You will receive a voucher which you should bring to the Lake Worth Testing Center on the day of your appointment. 

What else do I need to know?

When you arrive at the PBSC Testing Center on the day of the test, you will be required to provide your Certiport Test Voucher, the Confirmation Email for your Test Appointment and one form of non-expired, government-issued, photo- and signature-bearing primary ID - such as a driver's license, military ID card, state ID card, passport, etc.

Who should take it?

Global Standard 4

The Global Standard 4 (GS4) exam objectives are include technologies and digital literacy requirements including social media, collaboration, and cloud computing concepts. The GS4 certification is comprised of three individual exams and is designed to validate competency in three key areas: Computing Fundamentals, Living Online, and Key Applications.

Global Standard 5

Global Standard 5 (GS5) is the newest addition to the IC3 Digital Literacy program. It is also composed of of three exams: Computing Fundamentals, Living Online, and Key Applications. GS5 is the most up-to-date internationally recognized standard for digital literacy and includes the following topics.

  • Focuses on a wider range of technologies, specifically cellular networks, smart phones, tablets and apps of all shapes and colors
  • Contains objectives related to obtaining cellular services and what might be involved as far as contracts and data plans
  • Dives into deeper discussions of Wi-Fi versus networked via Ethernet
  • Places a heavy emphasis on cloud services (OneDrive, Google Drive) and web apps

Do I need an appointment?

Certiport exams are administered at the Lake Worth Campus only. To view the available testing schedule and to pay the proctoring fee, go to Schedule a Test Appointment. You will be required to enter your PBSC Student ID number. If you have never attended PBSC, you can obtain a Student ID number by completing a no-charge Non-Credit Applicaion at the following site PBSC Non-Credit Application.

Is there a fee?

Please register and pay for the IC3 certification exam on the Certiport Website. You will receive a voucher which you should bring to the Lake Worth Testing Center on the day of your appointment. 

What else do I need to know?

When you arrive at the PBSC Testing Center on the day of the test, you will be required to provide your Certiport Test Voucher, the Confirmation Email for your Test Appointment and one form of non-expired, government-issued, photo- and signature-bearing primary ID - such as a driver's license, military ID card, state ID card, passport, etc.

CERTIPORT CERTIFICATION EXAM #2

Who should take it?

Several benefits of QuickBooks certification include:

  • Validation of QuickBooks knowledge and skills for a position in professional accountancy
  • Demonstration of bookkeeping skills in a tangible and measurable way
  • Individuals can position themselves as a credible job candidate to employers

Do I need an appointment?

Yes. Certiport exams are administered at the Lake Worth Campus only. To view the available testing schedule and to pay the proctoring fee, go to Schedule a Test Appointment. You will be required to enter your PBSC Student ID number. If you have never attended PBSC, you can obtain a Student ID number by completing a no-charge Non-Credit Applicaion at the following site PBSC Non-Credit Application.

Is there a fee?

Please register and pay for the QuickBooks certification exam on the Certiport Website. You will receive a voucher which you should bring to the Lake Worth Testing Center on the day of your appointment. 

What else do I need to know?

When you arrive at the PBSC Testing Center on the day of the test, you will be required to provide your Certiport Test Voucher, the Confirmation Email for your Test Appointment and one form of non-expired, government-issued, photo- and signature-bearing primary ID - such as a driver's license, military ID card, state ID card, passport, etc.

Who should take it?

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2016

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2016 provides industry-leading assessments of skills and knowledge through new project-based testing, giving students and professionals real-world exercises to appraise their understanding of Microsoft Office.

MOS certifications are available for:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Access
  • Outlook
  • Notes
  • SharePoint 

There are three levels of certification: Specialist, Expert, and Master.

  • Specialist
    Become certified as a specialist in any one of Microsoft's office technologies.
  • Expert
    Get a higher credential for two of the most in-demand technologies: Word and Excel.
  • Master
    Reach the highest level by passing Word Expert, Excel Expert, PowerPoint, and either Access or Outlook. 

 

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification is an entry-level credential that validates fundamental technology skills and knowledge for individuals pursuing a career in technology.  MTA addresses a wide range of critical technology concepts with exams that are designed to assess and validate core technical concepts in three primary areas: Developer, Database, and IT Professional.

Developer Certifications

  • Introduction to Programming Using Java - Exam 98-388
  • Introduction to Programming Using HTML and CSS - Exam 98-383
  • Introduction to Programming Using JavaScript - Exam 98-382
  • Introduction to Programming Using Python - Exam 98-381
  • Introduction to Programming Using Block-Based Languages - Exam 98-380
  • HTML5 Application Developer Fundamentals - Exam 98-375
  • Software Development Fundamentals - Exam 98-361
  • Cloud Fundamentals - Exam 98-369
  • Mobility and Device Fundamentals - Exam 98-368

Database Certifications

  • Database Administration Fundamentals - Exam 98-364

IT Professional Certifications

  • Security Fundamentals - Exam 98-367
  • Networking Fundamentals - Exam 98-366
  • Windows Operating System Fundamentals - Exam 98-349
  • Windows Server Administration Fundamentals - Exam 98-365

Do I need an appointment?

Yes. Certiport exams are administered at the Lake Worth Campus only. To view the available testing schedule and to pay the proctoring fee, go to Schedule a Test Appointment. You will be required to enter your PBSC Student ID number. If you have never attended PBSC, you can obtain a Student ID number by completing a no-charge Non-Credit Applicaion at the following site PBSC Non-Credit Application.

Is there a fee?

Please register and pay for the Microsoft certification exam on the Certiport Website. You will receive a voucher which you should bring to the Lake Worth Testing Center on the day of your appointment. 

What else do I need to know?

When you arrive at the PBSC Testing Center on the day of the test, you will be required to provide your Certiport Test Voucher, the Confirmation Email for your Test Appointment and one form of non-expired, government-issued, photo- and signature-bearing primary ID - such as a driver's license, military ID card, state ID card, passport, etc.

Toon Boom creates award winning animation software that is widely adopted and used worldwide. Many of the top television, movies, games and other animated programs are created using Toon Boom software.

 Who should take it?

Toon Boom certifications include:

  • Storyboard Pro
  • Harmony Essentials
  • Harmony Advanced
  • Harmony Premium

Do I need an appointment?

Yes. Certiport exams are administered at the Lake Worth Campus only. To view the available testing schedule and to pay the proctoring fee, go to Schedule a Test Appointment. You will be required to enter your PBSC Student ID number. If you have never attended PBSC, you can obtain a Student ID number by completing a no-charge Non-Credit Applicaion at the following site PBSC Non-Credit Application.

Is there a fee?

Please register and pay for the Toon Boom certification exam on the Certiport Website. You will receive a voucher which you should bring to the Lake Worth Testing Center on the day of your appointment. 

What else do I need to know?

When you arrive at the PBSC Testing Center on the day of the test, you will be required to provide your Certiport Test Voucher, the Confirmation Email for your Test Appointment and one form of non-expired, government-issued, photo- and signature-bearing primary ID - such as a driver's license, military ID card, state ID card, passport, etc.

OTHER CERTIFICATION EXAMS #1

Who should take it?

Do I need an appointment?

At the Lake Worth campus, the ASE exam is available on a walk-in basis on the following days and times:

  • Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The ASE exam is available at the Boca Raton campus via an appointment. To view available testing schedules and register for an ASE appointment,  Schedule a Test Appointment. You will use the generated PBSC Student ID number and the password you create to log into the Appointment Scheduler.

There are 3 types of appointments:

  • ASE - 1 hour appointment - for candidates taking an exam with a time limit of 1 hour or less
  • ASE - 2 hour appointment - for candidates taking an exam with a time limit greater than 1 hour
  • ASE - Advanced Exams - for candidates taking the L1, L2, L3, L1R or L2R exams

When scheduling a test appointment, enter your ASE ID/Eligibility code and Test Code in the field provided. One test per appointment time slot.  Example: ASE-2345-7891  A6

Is there a fee?

Yes. Please register and pay for the ASE exam on the ASE website or by phone with Prometric at 1-877-346-9327. You will receive an 11 digit ASE ID/Eligibility code.

What else do I need to know?

When you arrive at the PBSC Testing Center on the day of the test, you will be required to provide your ASE ID/Eligibility code and one form of non-expired, government-issued, photo- and signature-bearing primary ID - such as a driver's license, military ID card, state ID card, passport, etc.

PBSC PantherCards are not an acceptable form of ID.

Exception: School IDs from a high school or trade school without a signature are acceptable forms of ID, but the ID must bear a photo.

If you do not have a Palm Beach State College Student ID number, a no-charge non-credit online application must be completed to generate the Student ID number. To complete the application go to Non-Credit Application. Record the Student ID number and remember the password you created.

Who should take it?

Castle provides certification and licensures examinations in fields such as Engineering, Finance, Medical Technology, and Physical Fitness.

Do I need an appointment?

Yes. Visit the Castle website to schedule your test appointment. 

Locate the exam you wish to take and then follow the prompts to register and schedule. Or, call 919-572-6880, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

Castle certification exams are only administered on the Lake Worth Campus. Location information will be provided when you scheduled your appointment. Appointments are typically available Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6:00pm.  

Is there a fee?

What else do I need to know?

When you arrive at the PBSC Lake Worth Testing Center on the day of the test, you will be required to provide your Castle Worldwide admission ticket or confirmation letter. The first and last name on the admission ticket must match exactly with the first and last name on the acceptable, non-expired identification - driver's license, military ID card, state ID card, passport, etc.

If you do not have a Palm Beach State College Student ID number, a no-charge non-credit online application must be completed to generate the Student ID number. To complete the application go to Non-Credit Application. Record the Student ID number and remember the password you created.

OTHER CERTIFICATION EXAM #2

Who should take it?

Available certifications:

Addiction

  • Certified Addiction Professional
  • Master’s Certified Addiction Professional
  • Master’s Certified Addiction Professional Upgrade
  • Certified Recovery Peer Specialist
  • Certified Recovery Support Specialist
  • Tobacco Treatment Specialist

Mental Health:

  • Mental Health America National Certified Peer Specialist
  • Certified Behavioral Health Technician

Health:

  • Child Protection Team Medical Provider
  • Certified Community Health Worker

For more information please visit their website at:   www.flcertificationboard.org

Do I need an appointment?

Yes. Visit the FCB Test Registration website to schedule your test appointment. 

The FCB Certification Exams are only administered at the Lake Worth Campus.

Is there a fee?

Yes. Fees are listed on the FCB Test Registration website. 

What else do I need to know?

If you do not have a Palm Beach State College Student ID number, a no-charge non-credit online application must be completed to generate the Student ID number. To complete the application go to Non-Credit Application. Record the Student ID number and remember the password you created.

Who should take it?

To be eligible for testing, you must first contact the appropriate Palm Beach County board to receive approval for testing. 

Do I need an appointment?

Once approved, contact Prov toll free at 866-720-7768 to schedule a testing appointment. Prov scheduling staff is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. through 6 p.m.

Candidates should be prepared to provide scheduling staff with their name, Candidate ID, and their ZIP code.

Is there a fee?

What else do I need to know?

All tests are open book and are timed. When you apply for your test, you will be provided detailed information about each test you are required to take for licensure. The information will describe the content of the test as well as provide information regarding study materials.

Retest Policy
Failed examinations can be retaken according to local licensing jurisdiction rules. Candidates cannot retake an exam once they have passed that exam unless required by their jurisdiction. Before rescheduling another exam attempt, candidates must be reapproved by the licensing jurisdiction.

Cancel/Reschedule Policy
If candidates need to change or cancel their testing appointment, they must contact Prov at least five business days prior to their scheduled date. Changes will be made at no cost if candidates notify Prov by the deadline. If candidates fail to appear for their test or fail to cancel or reschedule their testing session by the close of business five days prior to their scheduled test date, they will forfeit their exam fees and should contact their licensing board for further instructions.

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