Our New Bern, Havelock, and Cherry Point testing centers offer a variety of tests and exams that can lead to credits or certifications, as well as placement tests and make-up tests for our students. Below, you can view essential information regarding each test, including testing requirements, fees, restrictions, locations, and more. Proctoring fees are non-refundable.

ASE Testing

ASE is short for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. ASE promotes excellence in vehicle repair, service, and parts distribution.

  1. Register online through ASE or by phone at 1-877-346-9327
  2. Payment required
    • Pay the ASE exam fee before the day of testing through ASE
    • There is no proctor fee for this exam
  3. Schedule your appointment
    • Call the Testing Center at 252-639-9306
    • Make sure to have your Eligibility Qualifiers ID number available
  • Valid photo ID

ASE testing is only offered at our New Bern Testing Center.

  • To schedule your exam in New Bern, call the Testing Center at 252-639-9306 or 252-635-3790

BLET Testing

Candidates applying for Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) must meet certain commission standards, one of which is to be at a 10th-grade reading level or higher. To test this, all Craven CC BLET candidates are required to take the TABE.

  • There is no fee for Craven CC students; if you need to retest, there will be a $5 fee
  • There is a $25 proctor fee for non-Craven CC students
    • Pay the proctor fee before the day of testing at the Student Accounts Office
    • You must bring your receipt the day of testing

BLET testing is only offered at our New Bern Testing Center.

  • Craven CC students: Call Jim Ward at 252-638-7361
  • Non-Craven CC students: Call the Testing Center at 252-639-9306 or 252-635-3790

CLEP Testing

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a rigorous College Board program that allows students of a wide range of ages to demonstrate their mastery of college-level material in introductory subjects and earn college credit. CLEP offers 34 tests that measure college level achievement in five main areas: English composition, humanities, mathematics, natural science, and social sciences and history. Colleges may award 3 to 12 semester hours of college credit for successful completion.

The CLEP standardized exams are offered to allow colleges and universities to award credit and/or to exempt a student from general education requirements in a variety of subjects by testing them on their current knowledge of the subject.

  1. Register online through College Board
  2. For all candidates, the cost of a CLEP exam is currently $114 made in two payments (CLEP exams are free for the first attempt to active duty and active reserve members)
  • Pay the $89 CLEP exam fee before the day of testing through College Board. Upon payment, you will receive a ticket number; you must bring your ticket number the day of testing
  • Pay the proctor fee of $25
    • DANTES-funded military candidates are required to pay the proctor fee if taking the exam at a college testing center
    • The administration fee is waived for the DANTES-funded military candidates when testing at an on-base, base-sponsored, or fully funded site
    • Pay the proctor fee before the day of testing at the Student Accounts Office
    • You must bring your receipt the day of testing
  1. Schedule your appointment at one of our Testing Centers
  • Two acceptable forms of ID
  • Receipt from the Student Accounts Office
  • Your CLEP ticket number
  • Exam time varies depending on exam selection; however, most exams are 90 minutes
  • Purchased CLEP vouchers will expire 6 months after the purchase date
  • There is a three-month waiting period for students who wish to retake an exam

CLEP testing is offered at our New Bern and Cherry Point Testing Centers.

  • To schedule your exam in New Bern, call the Testing Center at 252-639-9306 or 252-635-3790
  • To schedule your exam at Cherry Point, visit T&E Building, Room 120 or call 252-444-6000. You must submit the test registration form for MCAS Cherry Point NTC the day before testing.

Craven Community College Instructor Make-up Test

Our New Bern and Havelock Testing Centers offer instructor make-up testing for seated, hybrid, and online classes.

  • Valid photo ID

Make-up testing is offered at our New Bern and Havelock Testing Centers.

  • To schedule your exam in New Bern, call the Testing Center at 252-639-9306 or 252-635-3790
  • To schedule your exam in Havelock, call the Testing Center at 252-444-0707

CRC - WorkKeys Career Readiness Certificate Testing

The WorkKeys Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) is a nationally recognized credential that can help you prove you have the necessary skills to be successful in the workplace, distinguish you from other candidates, and increase your opportunity for career change and advancement.

WorkKeys, a system of real-world workplace assessments, can act both as a tool to increase an individual’s employability skills and give employers the tools necessary to plan, screen, select, train, and promote the appropriate candidates. Test results can be beneficial information for many groups and organizations such as public school systems, local and federal government, employers, and economic strategists. You can earn a platinum, gold, silver or bronze level certification. Each exam takes 55 minutes.

  1. Call the Testing Center to register and schedule your appointment
  2. Pay the $42 CRC exam fee before the day of testing at the Student Accounts Office
    • Individual tests are $14 per test—applied math, workplace documents, and graphic literacy
    • You must bring your receipt the day of testing
  • Valid photo ID
  • Receipt from the Student Accounts Office

For instructions on how to set up your personal account and view your score(s), go to act.org, click on “Register/Sign In,” and create a new account. You have access to all of your WorkKeys scores at any time and can print a copy whenever you need.

CRC testing is offered at our New Bern Testing Center.

  • To schedule your exam in New Bern, call the Testing Center at 252-639-9306 or 252-635-3790

DSST Testing

DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) cover both college-level subject matter and vocational/technical matter. Exams are available in 37 subject areas. Colleges may award you up to 3 semester hours of college credit for each test passed. We only offer the DSST exam to active duty and active reserve members.

The DSST exams are offered to allow colleges and universities to award credit and/or to exempt a student from general education requirements in a variety of subjects by testing them on their current knowledge of the subject. All exams are two hours long and most contain 100 multiple choice questions.

  1. Call the Testing Center to register and schedule your appointment
  2. DSST exam and proctor fees are free for the first attempt for active duty and active reserve members
  • Two acceptable forms of ID: One must be an unexpired government-issued photo and one must contain a signature
  • DSST account username and password (if you have previously taken a DSST exam)

DSST testing is offered at our New Bern and Cherry Point Testing Centers.

  • To schedule your exam in New Bern, call the Testing Center at 252-639-9306 or 252-635-3790
  • To schedule your exam at Cherry Point, visit T&E Building, Room 120 or call 252-444-6000

GED Testing

Earn a North Carolina High School Diploma Equivalency by passing the GED four-part test (social studies, science, language, and math).

  1. Register/Schedule your appointment
  • To schedule an appointment to complete GED testing, you will need to create an account through MyGED. Once you have completed your profile within your account, follow the on-screen prompts to schedule your testing. GED tests are administered through Pearson-VUE.
  1. Payment required
  • Each test is $20. The total cost for completion of the entire battery is $80.
  • Pay testing fees through your MyGED account
  • There is no proctor fee for this exam

GED test content includes:

Reasoning through Language Arts (150 minutes and 10-minute scheduled break is provided) – Topics tested include ability to read closely, write clearly, and edit and understand written text.

Mathematics (115 minutes) – Topics tested include quantitative and algebraic problem solving. Calculators and formula sheets will be provided by the Testing Center.

Social Studies (70 minutes) – Topics tested include United States history, economics, geography and the world, and civics and government.

Science (90 minutes) – Topics tested include life science, physical science, and earth and space science.

Scoring – A minimum score of 145 points is required for passing of each test.

  • You must present a valid photo ID when you arrive for your appointment at the Testing Center

GED testing is only offered at our New Bern Testing Center.

HiSET Testing

Earn a North Carolina High School Diploma Equivalency by passing the HiSET five-part test (social studies, science, language, math, and writing).

  1. Register/schedule your appointment

    You must have an appointment in order to complete your testing To schedule an appointment for HiSET testing, you will need to create an 
    My HiSET account. Through your account, you will be able to schedule and view appointments, view scores, update your profile, and more.

     
  2. Payment required
  • Each sub-test of the HiSET is $10.75. The total cost for successful completion of the battery is $53.75.
  • Pay testing fees through your My HiSET account
  • There is no proctor fee for this exam

The HiSET exam includes five sub-tests that you can schedule to take in any order.

Language Arts – Reading (65 minutes) – The Reading sub-test includes 40 multiple-choice questions and measures your ability to understand, comprehend, interpret, and analyze a broad range of reading material.

Language Arts – Writing (120 minutes) – The Writing sub-test measures your skill in recognizing and producing effective, standard, American-written English and includes two parts. Part 1 consists of 50 multiple-choice questions and measures your ability to edit and revise written text. You are asked to make revision choices concerning organization, diction and clarity, sentence structure, usage, and mechanics. Part 2 includes an essay prompt and measures evidenced-based writing or your ability to generate and organize ideas in writing. Your writing is assessed on development, organization, language facility, and writing conventions.

Mathematics (90 minutes) – The Mathematics sub-test includes 50 multiple-choice questions and measures your mathematical knowledge and competencies. The questions present practical problems that require numerical operations, measurement, estimation, data interpretation, and logical thinking. You will need to know some formulas prior to testing, including distance-rate-time, Pythagorean theorem, and quadratic formula. Calculators and formula sheets will be provided by the Testing Center.

Science (80 minutes) – The Science sub-test consists of 50 multiple-choice questions and measures your ability to use science content knowledge, apply principles of scientific inquiry, and interpret and evaluate scientific information. Graphs, tables, and charts are used to present information. The questions use material from a variety of content areas such as physics, chemistry, botany, zoology, health, and astronomy.

Social Studies (70 minutes) – The Social Studies sub-test includes 50 multiple-choice questions and measures your ability to analyze and evaluate various kinds of social studies information. Documents, posters, timelines, graphs, and other visual tools may be used to present information.

Scoring – Each of the five subtests in the HiSET exam is scored on a scale of 1–20. In order to pass, you must do all three of the following:

  • Achieve a score of at least 8 on each of the five individual subtests
  • Score at least 2 out of 6 on the essay portion of the writing test
  • Have a total combined score on all five subtests of at least 45
  • You must present a valid photo ID when you arrive for your appointment at the Testing Center

HiSET testing is only offered at our New Bern Testing Center.

Kryterion Testing

Kryterion is a full-service test development and delivery company that provides world-class online testing technology integrating item banking, test delivery and real time reports; while leveraging a global network of testing centers. Kryterion is the market leader in live Online Proctoring, which utilizes remote video monitoring to observe test takers where they live, learn or work.

  • Two acceptable forms of ID
  • Your Test-Taker Authorization Code you received in your registration confirmation email

Kryterion testing is offered at our New Bern Testing Center.

  • If you need more information on how to register, please contact your test sponsor or call Kryterion directly at 1-800-403-6199 or visit their website: https://www.kryteriononline.com/

Miller Analogies Testing (MAT)

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) represents an excellent option for candidates applying to any of the hundreds of graduate programs that accept MAT scores for admission. The MAT consists of 120 multiple choice analogy questions. Testing time is one hour.

  1. Call the Testing Center to register and schedule your appointment
  2. Pay the $90 MAT exam fee before the day of testing at the Student Accounts Office
  • You must bring your receipt the day of testing
  • Two acceptable forms of ID: One must be an unexpired government-issued photo and one must contain a photo and signature
  • Social security number
  • Receipt from the Student Accounts Office

MAT testing is offered at our New Bern Testing Center.

  • To schedule your exam in New Bern, call the Testing Center at 252-639-9306 or 252-635-3790

Performance Assessment Network (PAN)

Craven Community College is a test site for all computer-based examinations offered through the Performance Assessment Network (PAN). These examinations include pre-employment tests for:

  • Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
  • I-9 Processing

Fees vary by test. Please email info@panpowered.com for details on fees, as well as registration and retest policies and testing accommodation requests.

PAN testing is offered at our New Bern Testing Center.

Pearson Vue Testing

Pearson Vue offers a wide range of industry recognized certification exams for professional careers ranging from introductory levels to experts. The Pearson Vue advanced computer-based testing system administers exams for leading IT certification programs such as Cisco, CompTIA, Citrix, Novell, and many more.

  • Two acceptable forms of ID

Pearson Vue testing is offered at our New Bern Testing Center, and limited exams are offered at the Cherry Point Testing Centers.

  • For test availability and online registration, visit Pearson Vue

Placement Testing

Since each student’s academic profile is unique, you must consult with an Academic Advisor prior to placement testing to ensure that the test you plan to take is the right one.

RISE Placement Test

The Reinforced Instruction for Student Excellence (RISE) placement test will consist of two separate sessions (English and math).

  • RISE English consists of two testing tiers and takes approximately two hours to complete
  • RISE math consists of three testing tiers and takes approximately two to three hours to complete
  • You must make a 70 on a tier before you can move to the next tier
  • You can retest each tier only one time – you must speak to an advisor before you can retest

Course Placement and Placement Testing Options

All Craven CC applicants will be evaluated and placed into entry-level English and math course(s) based on the following criteria:

If you graduated from a US high school within the last 10 years*, you will be placed into entry-level English and Math courses based on the following unweighted high school GPA ranges:

  • 2.8 or higher: Register for any entry-level English or math course
  • 2.2 - 2.79: Register for any entry-level English or math course and the required corequisite course
  • Less than 2.2: Register for transition English and/or transition math course prior to enrolling in entry-level English or math courses

*For the 2021-2022 academic year, the RISE Placement Test is optional. All applicants can be placed into entry-level English or math classes as determined by their unweighted high school GPA, no matter when it was received.

Placement testing to improve course placement is optional and not required for enrollment. You can take transitional courses as a refresher before taking entry college-level English and/or math classes. Be sure to discuss your options with one of our Academic Advisors.

Proctor Services

The Testing Center conducts remote proctoring of the RISE placement test for students enrolling at other institutions. We charge a $5 test-proctoring fee. We also arrange remote proctoring of the RISE test for students at other colleges who want to enroll at our college.

  • Valid photo ID
  • Panther ID username and password (you will need this to start your exam)

Placement testing is offered at our New Bern, Havelock, and Cherry Point Testing Centers.

  • To schedule your exam in New Bern, call the Testing Center at 252-639-9306 or 252-635-3790
  • To schedule your exam in Havelock, call the Testing Center at 252-444-0707
  • To schedule your exam at Cherry Point, call the Testing Center at 252-444-6000

Proctor Services

Our Testing Centers provide exam proctoring services (paper and pencil or computer-based) for Craven CC students, as well as students enrolled in other schools and institutions. For students enrolled in other colleges, there is a $25 test-proctoring fee for each testing session, payable at Student Accounts prior to each testing session.

Our New Bern and Havelock Testing Centers are certified proctoring sites for the UNC Online Proctoring Network. We also proctor exams for institutions outside of the 17 UNC-system campuses.

  1. Have your instructor email the following exam information to the New Bern or Havelock Testing Center prior to scheduling:
  • Exam format (paper or computer based)
  • Exam duration
  • Exam availability window
  1. Call the Testing Center to schedule your appointment
  2. Pay the $25 proctor fee
    • Pay the proctor fee before the day of testing at the Student Accounts Office
    • You must bring your receipt the day of testing
  • Valid photo ID
  • Proctor fee or receipt from the Student Accounts Office
  • Your username and password if login to distance learning account is required
  • Any materials permitted by your institution/instructor – calculators, notes, etc.

Proctoring services are offered at our New Bern and Havelock Testing Centers.

  • To schedule your exam in New Bern, call the Testing Center at 252-639-9306 or 252-635-3790
  • To schedule your exam in Havelock, call the Testing Center at 252-444-0707

PSI Testing

PSI offers proctored, computer-based test administration for the government/state licensing agencies, and certification/professional associations

  1. For test availability and online registration, visit PSI Exams Online.
  2. Individuals wishing to take a computerized exam through PSI must register with them prior to coming to our Testing Center. They can be reached at 1-800-733-9276.

PSI testing is offered at our New Bern Testing Center.

Scantron

Scantron provides testing services to certification and licensure organizations, corporations, educational institutions, government agencies, and trade and professional associations. All Scantron exams are internet-based and are given via a secure, password-protected website.

Candidates must bring their admission ticket or confirmation letter to the exam. The first and last name on the admission ticket must match exactly with the first and last name on the acceptable, non-expired identification. Acceptable IDs include a driver’s license, passport, or government-issued identification (official state identification card).

  1. To schedule a Scantron exam, please call Scantron directly at 919-572-6880 or visit the Scantron website
  2. Test fees vary. To find out how much your examination fee will be, call Scantron or visit the Scantron website
  3. For retest policies, call Scantron or visit the Scantron website
  4. Test candidates requesting special testing accommodations should call Scantron or visit the Scantron website to make arrangements
  • Two acceptable forms of ID
  • Password you received in your registration confirmation email

Scantron testing is offered at our New Bern Testing Center.

TABE Testing

All Adult Basic Education students entering the College & Career Readiness program are required to take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).

The TABE is a standardized basic skills assessment that will assign a grade level of 0.0-12.9 for reading, math, and language for potential students. You cannot fail the TABE. It is used as a tool to help teachers make a learning plan that will work best for you. The TABE is the most widely used assessment in the adult education field.

  • There is no fee for Craven CC students
  • There is a $25 proctor fee for non-Craven CC students
    • Pay the proctor fee before the day of testing at the Student Accounts Office
    • You must bring your receipt the day of testing

TABE testing is offered at our New Bern Testing Center.

  • Craven CC students: Call Tara Brocklesby at 252-635-3764
  • Non-Craven CC students: Call the Testing Center at 252-639-9306 or 252-635-3790

TEAS Testing

Students applying to certain health programs at Craven CC are required to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).

  1. Call Health Programs Admissions at 252-639-2025 (Craven CC students) or the New Bern Testing Center at 252-639-9306 or 252-6355-3790 (non-Craven CC students)
  2. Pay the $75 TEAS exam fee before the day of testing at the Student Accounts Office
  3.  Non-Craven CC students must pay a $25 proctor fee
  • You must bring your receipt the day of testing
  1. Prior to your TEAS appointment, you must go to the ATI Testing website and create your account
  • Valid photo ID
  • Receipt(s) from the Student Accounts Office
  • Your ATI username and password

TEAS testing is offered at our New Bern Testing Center.

  • To schedule your exam in New Bern, call the Testing Center at 252-639-9306 or 252-635-3790

Additional Study Resources

The Godwin Memorial Library on our New Bern campus has additional test prep resources you can use. It is free and open to the public.

There are resources to support professional training and scholarships. Entrance exams, practice tests, certifications, and licensing exams can be searched and practiced online.

Testing FAQ

We do not set score requirements; however, we can help you find where to locate what score you may need. If you are taking the CLEP, DSST, or MAT test, acceptable scores are determined by the Admissions office of the school at which you are applying.

Most internet-based tests will provide unofficial results immediately after the test is completed. It can take approximately 2-4 weeks for the official score to reach your designated institution(s).

Valid identification is the most important requirement that you must bring on test day. Some exam sponsors, such as CLEP, DSST, and MAT, may require two types of identification. Some exam sponsors also require you to bring your admission ticket or voucher. Please check test-day requirements for your specific exam. Our Testing Centers will provide scratch paper, pencils, earplugs, and headphones if acceptable by exam sponsor.

Food, beverages, electronic devices, and other prohibited materials are not allowed in the testing room. These items may be left in your vehicle or stored in a locker. Lockers are available for testing candidates that are taking exams.

Parking is available for free:

  • New Bern campus: beside Barker Hall (Lot 8)
  • Havelock campus: behind Redd Building (Lot 1)
  • Cherry Point campus: outside Jerry Marvel Training & Education Building

Most proctored exams have to be paid in advance online. For some tests, you will need to pay in advance by calling or visiting the Student Accounts Office, located on the first floor of Barker Hall. Please see the information under each test on our site to determine to how pay for your test. You can pay the proctor fee with cash the day of testing at the Testing Center or in advance at the Student Accounts Office. You must bring your receipt on the day of testing.

In most cases, if a tester needs testing accommodations, they must contact Disability Services prior to scheduling any testing appointments.

Testing Center Locations

New Bern Campus
800 College Court
Barker Hall, Second Floor
New Bern, NC 28562
252-639-9306

Havelock Campus
305 Cunningham Boulevard
Redd Building, Room 131
Havelock, NC 28532
252-444-0707

Cherry Point Campus
Building 4335, C Street
Jerry Marvel Training & Education Building
Havelock, NC 28532
252-444-6000

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