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What We Do

We provide secure Internet and paper-based high-stakes test proctoring services.  All test center administrators are members of the National College Testing Association

Some NOVA Testing Centers proctor correspondence exams for schools within the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). If you need proctoring services for a school outside the state of Virginia, you may have exams proctored for a fee through Alexandria Workforce Development (AL), 703.845.6280 or The Center for Employment Development (CED) Annandale, 703.323.3437.

Distance Learning (CED & AL)
Designed to support students taking online courses at institutions other than NOVA. Email workforcetestcenter@nvcc.edu to request an appointment in advance; we are not able to accommodate walk-in appointments. NOTE: Proctoring administrative fees apply.

Who We Serve

We serve business professionals, employee candidates, career switchers, students, English-language learners, or anyone who needs an exam proctored.

Career Testing Proctoring Services

Industry certification and licensing examinations are available from the following vendors, other private associations, and businesses:


Comira (CED)

Test sponsors include the following and more. Visit COMIRA for exam, registration, scheduling, and payment information. 

  • American Culinary Federation (ACF)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM)
  • Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
  • Certification of Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI)
  • U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME)


Certiport (AL & CED)

Purchase your certification exam from the following sponsors here and contact workforcetestcenter@nvcc.edu to schedule your appointment to complete your test at our convenient locations. Proctoring administrative fees apply in addition to purchase price of exam.

  • Microsoft Office Specialist
  • Microsoft Technology Associate
  • Adobe Certified Associate
  • Autodesk Certified User
  • Intuit QuickBooks Certified User
  • IC3 Digital Literacy Certification


Kryterion (CED)

Exams from the following test sponsors and more are available. Register and schedule to test at our location by going to KRYTERION.

  • Amazon Web Services
  • National Contract Management Association
  • Salesforce.com
  • ITIL®
  • Construction Management Association of America
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals

NOCTI® Business Solutions & Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (CED)

Active military and returning veterans, this is for you! Register and schedule to test at our location at MSSC to complete the following exams and earn industry recognition from the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC).

  • Certified Production Technician
  • Certified Logistics Technician

Pearson Vue

IT Network (CED)

Test sponsors include the following and more. Register and schedule to test at our location at Pearson VUE.  

  • Microsoft
  • Cisco
  • CompTIA
  • Linux
  • Oracle
  • Evaluation Systems-Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) for teacher
  • SAS
  • VMware

Businesses and Organizations (CED & AL)

Designed to support employers and employees, and private associations and their members with proctoring services to meet their specific needs for individual, small group and large group test proctoring. Email workforcetestcenter@nvcc.edu or call 703.323.3437 to request a consultation. 


Praxis Series & School Leadership Series® (CED) 

Complete your professional assessment requirement for your teaching, school principal, and school superintendent’s license by taking the corresponding PRAXIS or School Leadership Series exam. To register and schedule to test at our location go to PRAXIS®. For detailed information about which exam you must take go to PRAXIS® IN VIRGINIA


ACT WorkKeys® Job Skills Assessments (CED) Earn a Virginia Career Readiness Certificate (CRC), a portable credential that proves to employers you have the right skills to be successful for the job! Complete three 55-minute tests that measure achievement in reading comprehension, applied mathematics and locating information. Click here to purchase a practice test. Call 703.323.3437 to schedule an appointment and visit Virginia's Career Readiness Certificate for detailed information. 

Academic Test Proctoring Services

Distance Learning

Distance Learning (CED & AL)

Designed to support students taking online courses at institutions other than NOVA. Email workforcetestcenter@nvcc.edu to request an appointment as far in advance as possible. We are not able to accommodate walk-in appointments. Proctoring administrative fees apply.


High School Equivalency Exams

 Click here to register and schedule to test at our location.

Credit for Prior Learning


Testing – College Level Examination Program (CED & AL)

Anyone can schedule and complete a CLEP exam at our locations; a candidate does not need to be a student at NOVA. Click here to learn more.

  1. Review the CLEP Information for Test Takers booklet by clicking here.
  2. Purchase your exam from the College Board by clicking here.
  3. Print your CLEP Exam Registration Ticket and bring it to the test center on test day.
  4. Information about test preparation from the College Board may be found here.
  5. CLEP Frequently Asked Questions
  6. Click here for CLEP Exams and NOVA Equivalents.
  7. Email workforcetestcenter@nvcc.edu to request an appointment.
  8. Proctoring administrative fees apply in addition to purchase price of exam.    

DSST® Get College Credit (AL Only)

Adult learners, military personnel and veterans and homeschooled students can prove mastery of subject matter for what they already know, earn college credits, and save money on their education by passing individual exams. 

  1. Choose your exam title by visiting DSST® Get College Credit
  2. Email workforcetestcenter@nvcc.edu to request an appointment for completing your exam.
  3. Purchase your exam on test day.
  4. Proctoring administrative fees apply in addition to purchase price of exam.  

Foreign Language Proficiency


New York University (NYU) Foreign Language Proficiency Exams (AL & CED)

This exam series includes over 50 different languages and is designed for students who wish to earn college credit for their native language.

  1. Click here for more information about how to purchase your exam from NYU and how to complete your exam at NOVA.
  2. Email workforcetestcenter@nvcc.edu to request a proctor letter to submit with your application and to schedule an appointment.
  3. Proctoring administrative fees apply in addition to purchase price of exam. 

English Language Proficiency


Test of English as a Foreign Language (CED)

Scores from this exam are used as evidence of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers planning to study at universities in the US, to apply for a visa, to gain employment, and more. Testing sessions fill quickly so make your appointment as soon as possible! Register and schedule to test at our location by visiting TOEFL.  

Test Center General Information and Procedures

  1. All candidates must have an appointment prior to arriving at test center.
  2. Valid government-issued photo ID with signature is required; it is the candidate’s responsibility to verify any additional ID requirements by contacting their test sponsor before test day.
  3. Proctoring administrative fees and any other fees are paid on test day in cash in exact change.
  4. Cell phones and other electronics must be turned off and are not permitted in the testing room.
  5. Food and beverages are not permitted in the testing area.
  6. All exams must be completed by closing time.
  7. Lockers are available to store your personal belongings.
  8. The Workforce Professional Test Center follows the weather and other closings and delays of NOVA.  A closing or delay announcement will be reported right on the College’s home page, www.nvcc.edu. For more information click here
  9. ADA Special Accommodations: NOVA makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request and according to the test sponsor’s requirements with valid official documentation submitted at least three days prior to test day. 

Locations and Hours of Operation

Hours are subjected to change.


Workforce Development Division
Center for Employee Development
7630 Little River Turnpike, Suite 503
Annandale, VA 22003


Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Workforce Development Division
Alexandria Campus, Bisdorf AA230
5000 Dawes Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22311


Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Opening Spring 2016

Regional Center for Workforce
Education and Training
2645 College Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22191-4099



Meet the Staff

Carol Pico  Coordinator, Workforce Professional Test Center Services  cpico@nvcc.edu
Khalid Mounsef  Test Center Specialist  kmounsef@nvcc.edu
Laura Hoover Test Center Specialist
ACT WorkKeys® & Virginia Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) Administrator