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Certification & Testing Center

Are you inquiring about becoming a student at TCC? Click Here! Assessment Center Testing is in building 7.

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We are a National College Testing Association Certified Testing Center.

The mission of the Certification & Testing Center at Tacoma Community College is to provide a professional testing environment for the campus and community that enables test candidates to complete their education and to obtain their degree or certificate of completion in accordance with the National College Testing Association (NCTA) Professional Standards and Guidelines.

TCC's Certification & Testing Center is open to the community and general public. We provide a comfortable testing environment in a state of the art facility with brand new computers!. We have everything you need to take the next step in your education and career.

If you want to become a TCC Student and need to take the placement test, please contact the Assessment Center in bldg. 7. Click here for information about the Assessment Center.

GED Test

All GED tests are now computer-based. To register and make appointments click here or call 1.877.392.6433 for information on computer-based testing through Pearson Vue.

Already Completed the GED but Need a Transcript? Click here to request a transcript.

Certification & Testing Center:

All testing done by appointment only!

Prepare Materials:

  • Test candidates for proctored tests should contact the Certification & Testing Center in advance of the desired test date to provide materials required for the test.
  • Proctor fee payment can be paid at the time of your appointment by check or money order only. Proctor fees apply for the following: $35 for non-TCC students who take online classes at other colleges/universities, $30 for TAXI Exams.

We are not responsible for over-nighting exams.

Testing Hours: (We may close early if all appointments are completed for the day)

Tuesday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Be Prepared When You Arrive!
-Expired ID's are NOT accepted
-Bring your User Name and Password if required for launching your test
-Bring any certificates your may be required to present for testing
-Arrive 1/2 hour prior to your test start time for check-in purposes as late arrivals may need to reschedule
-Studying time should be completed by your arrival time
-Lockers are provided for personal belongings (see list below for items allowed/not allowed in the test center)


Certification & Testing Center
Phone: 253.460.4364
Email: tcenter@tacomacc.edu
Location: Bldg. 6

You will be required to have a parking pass to park on campus. Please email tcenter@tacomacc.edu to request a temporary parking pass and to receive a campus map.

Beth Davis, Test Center Administrator

Certification & Testing Center Policies and Procedures

  • All candidates must provide valid ID to test.
  • Lockers are provided for test candidates to place all personal items and all items on the not allowed list.

Items that are not allowed and we require to be placed in a locker:

  • Hats and any other headgear. Religious headgear will be inspected by proctor before the candidate is permitted to enter the test room
  • Cell phones
  • All electronic devices
  • Watches and fitbits
  • Wallet
  • Keys
  • Purses
  • Back-packs
  • Laptops
  • Gum, candy and any other food or beverage items 
  • Mechanical or personal writing instruments
  • All other items not allowed and noted on the proctor instructions form

These rules allow us to remain in compliance with the test company contracts we have signed and agreed to as certified proctors. We offer the same level of service to all test candidates.

Advance Your Career Through Professional Certification

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