Important Testing Information
Attention Test Takers! Please read this page entirely so that you know what to expect when visiting the Testing Center.
About the Testing Center
Community College of Denver (CCD)'s Testing Center holds memberships in the National College Testing Association (NCTA), the Consortium of College Testing Centers, and the Rocky Mountain College Testing Association (RMCTA). We hold standards that support academic, professional, and economic advancement through the administration of institutional, national, graduate, and professional level examinations. We administer a wide variety of exams at our center, which also includes vendor exams for members in the community and working professionals.
Types of Exams
Click on the exam title and read the testing page information carefully.
Current CCD Students
Certifications & Other Exams
- Proctoring Services (Non-CCD Students)
- Castle Authorized Test Center
- Earn College Credit for What You Already Know (CLEP & DSST)
- GRE, PRAXIS, TOEFL, MCAT
- HiSET High School Equivalency Test
- Kryterion Host Location
- National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)
- PearsonVue & GED
- TEAS & Critical Thinking Tests
- WorkKeys - Teaching Assistant
Our staff members are only available to administer tests.
- Any re-testing questions or concerns should be discussed with your instructor or institution.
- The institution and/or instructor is responsible for scoring your test and communicating the results to you. Our staff does not have access to results or answer keys for proctored tests.
- The Testing Center does not collect homework or assignments.
The Testing Center is open to the public for a variety of tests. Most tests require a scheduled testing appointment. Please read your specific exam page carefully.
- Hours of Operation - Testing Center Hours
- All appointment-based exams must be scheduled 24 hours in advance.
- Plan ahead! During high-traffic periods—such as the month prior to the start of a new semester—please be advised that there may be a wait for walk-in appointments. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment.
- If you have approved accommodations from the Accessibility Center, schedule your appointment by contacting the Accessibility Center at 303.556.3300.
Test Taking Tips
How to Reduce Test Anxiety …
… before your test.
- Maintain a positive attitude.
- Know the Testing Center’s hours of operation to ensure you will have sufficient time to complete your test.
- Build confidence by studying the content that will be on the test.
- Familiarize yourself with the types of questions to expect and prepare accordingly.
- Prepare for the exam well ahead of time. "Cramming" is a big culprit of test anxiety.
- Ask for help if you need it. Academic support exists in Cherry Creek Building, room 142.
… on testing day.
- Get plenty of rest and sleep the night before the exam.
- Don't forget to eat the day of the exam, preferably something nutritious.
… during the test.
- Read the test instructions carefully to ensure you know what to do.
- Plan your time and pace yourself so that you are able to address all the questions within the time limit.
- Focus on answering the questions, not on your grade or the performance of others.
- Counter negative thoughts with other, more valid thoughts like, "I don’t have to be perfect."
- Answer each question to the best of your ability, then go back and check over your work.
- Practice relaxation techniques: progressive relaxation, meditation and deep breathing exercises.