Testing Center


Proctoring for the following colleges in Iowa are done at no charge:
Eastern Iowa Community College
Iowa Lakes Community College
North Iowa Area Community College
Northwest Iowa Community College
Southeastern Community College
Southwestern Community College.

The Testing Center is a monitored, quiet and secure space for public and student testing.
Testing Centers are located at the Sioux City, Cherokee and Denison campuses. To use the Testing Center, please contact the specific location.


  1. Students must arrive 15 minutes prior to test-taking time in order to allow for seating and allow for enough time to take the exam. Students may be asked to sign an acknowledgement if they choose to begin a test with less than the allotted time to complete the exam.
  2. All exams are collected 5 minutes prior to Test Center closing time, regardless of whether the exam is complete.
  3. Instructors must provide exams to the Testing Center.
  4. Testers must present a photo id to the test administrator in order to test. Otherwise, an instructor's verification of identity is needed.
  5. No children are allowed in the Testing Center.
  6. Books, coats, backpacks, and other personal items must be stored in a test center locker.
  7. Cell phones must be powered down prior to being stored in a locker.
  8. All food, drink, and tobacco are prohibited in the testing room.
  9. Allowable materials in the testing room are those authorized by the instructor or test service.
  10. Talking must be reserved for outside the testing room. The testing room must be quiet at all times.
  11. Once a test is distributed, it will be considered complete upon its return to the test administrator.
  12. All scratch paper must be turned in to Testing Center staff.

Fully-online and out-of-town commuter students are permitted and encouraged to contact the Testing Center in advance to schedule an appointment for testing, as availability of open testing seats cannot be guaranteed on a walk-in basis.

Aleks Remote Testing

If you have been directed by a Western Iowa Tech Advisor to take the ALEKS math assessment, and you are unable to travel to Western Iowa Tech to take your ALEKS Math assessment, you may arrange to have it taken in a location closer to you. In order to do this, you must complete the following:

  1. A complete application is required to Western Iowa Tech Community College before you may test. 
  2. Arrange to have your assessment supervised by an appropriate proctor. This person must meet one of the following criteria and agree to proctor your examination. Most officials are willing to supervise examinations without a charge as a service to students in their area. Any examination fee, however, is your responsibility.
    • Administrators of accredited post-secondary degree-granting institutions
    • School superintendents or elementary or secondary school principals or guidance counselors in an educational setting
    • For military personnel, an education officer or commanding officer
    • Directors of educational services at correctional facilities
    • The independent study office of any member institution of the University Continuing Education Association
    • For those outside the US, a proctor whose position is equivalent to one of those listed above or an administrative official of a US Embassy or Consulate
  3. Fill out the form below. Western Iowa Tech will then contact your proctor to verify information.
  4. You will need to schedule a time to test with your proctor.
  5. Allow at least one week between the time you find your proctor and submit the form until you schedule the test for all the paperwork to be complete and your proctor verified.

CLEP Testing

Thank you for choosing to take your CLEP exam through the Testing Center at Western Iowa Tech. The following is some important information about your upcoming testing which you need to be aware, especially since some of it requires action by you ahead of your test appointment. If you have questions about this information, please contact our office.

All examinees must go to the CLEP website, establish "My Account," and register to take a specific CLEP exam. This process includes paying the test fee. You MUST print out your Registration Ticket and bring it with you to your test appointment.

Please follow these steps:




Dantes test fees are paid directly to Dantes at the time of the test. This must be paid by debit card or credit card. There is an additional $20 administrative fee payable to Western Iowa Tech at the time of the test. There is a charge of $5 per credit to be added to your transcript. You must contact the Testing Center to schedule an appointment.

PSI Tests

PSI Tests are scheduled by PSI and are administered at the Western Iowa Tech Testing Center. PSI scheduling can be reached at 1.800.211.2754.

Fees vary depending on exam type. For more questions concerning PSI testing, visit www.psionline.com or contact the Testing Center.

Public Testing

Testing is also done for the general public. The following list includes, but is not limited to, the testing that is offered to the community. If you have questions concerning procedure or scheduling, contact the Testing Center.

Pearson VUE Testing

Pearson VUE Tests are scheduled by vue.com and are administered at the Western Iowa Tech Testing Center.

For more questions concerning Pearson VUE Testing, visit www.vue.com or contact the Testing Center.