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Fall 2015 Hours for Testing Center

Monday 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

NPC photo ID is required for all tests.  Non NPC students may use a driver's license or other photo I.D.



All tests, except COMPASS, require an appointment which should be made by the day prior to testing. Unscheduled walk-ins will be allowed space as available.

Electronic and Entertainment Devices

Electronic and entertainment devices are prohibited in the Testing Center lab. No electronic books/tablets allowed during open book exams.  It is the student's responsibility to obtain a hard copy of the book from a friend/instructor for use in the Testing Center.  Cell phones are to be turned off and stored in a locker. Testing will be terminated if a violation occurs.

Food and Drinks

Food and drinks are not allowed in the Testing Center.


Waiting is not allowed in the Testing Center (including a child, spouse, parent, or friend). A lobby is located nearby with comfortable seating for waiting. Test scores, placements, and questions are often discussed with examinees: these deserve privacy.

Testing Fees

A proctor fee of $25 will be charged for anyone who is not a NPC student or faculty member, unless the fee is paid by another agency. Many tests, such as CLEP and and NOCTI, require a testing fee in addition to the proctor fee.  Proctor fees are paid in the NPC Business Office; other testing fees are payable either in the Business Office or online.  The examinee should check in at the Testing Center prior to paying fees.  Testing fees are paid by credit/debit card or personal check; credit/debit card is sometimes required and credit/debit card use results in much faster processing of the official transcript for some tests.

Secretarial and clerical duties should not be expected in the Testing Center.  Completion of a Request to Proctor form, copying, printing, and written instructions are duties which should be completed in advance by the instructor.



*Appointment is required
**Appointment is required and test not scheduled during finals except for emergencies


  Walk-ins are accepted at all times, from 8 a.m. until an hour and a half prior to closing time. A Compass Test Approval Form should be completed by the counselor or person requesting the test If the student is not a new student taking the math, reading and writing tests.  Each test can be taken twice, but after two times, the student must get special permission to take a test a third time.


A $25 proctor fee is paid in the Business Office and brought to the Testing Center by anyone taking a CLEP test.  In addition, a $80 testing fee is paid to CLEP by credit/debit card, personal check, or money order (credit/debit card is processed much faster). 


NPC staff and students do not pay a proctor fee; all others must pay a $25 proctor fee.  A test fee (from $10-$26, according to the test ordered) must be paid to NOCTI by credit/debit card when the test is ordered. 


No testing fee.  Students are scheduled through Adult Education.

**CRC (Career Pathways)

All fees are paid by ADHE.  Training and paperwork are required prior to testing; testing cannot occur until the examinee is registered and scheduled. 

**CRC (Arkansas Workforce)

Same as for CRC (Career Pathways) except the fee is paid by ADWS.

*NPC online class exams

No proctor fee is charged.  Due to space limitations, a maximum of ten students per class can be scheduled and tested per day.  A class roster and Request to Proctor form with all instructions must be provided by the instructor. 

*Make-up exams for NPC classes

A Request to Proctor form must be filled out by the instructor for  each student to be tested.  Walk-ins are permitted; unscheduled make-up exams are available  as seating permits.

*Proctored exams for other Colleges or Universities

A $25 proctor fee per test must be paid in the Business Office prior to testing.  The test, instructions, passwords, and any other necessary information must be provided by the institution. 

*OPAC Challenge

NPC students who successfully pass the OPAC Challenge meet the computer literacy requirement or the prerequisite for Information Systems I.

*Special needs/ADA

An appointment is needed if the special needs room is required.


No proctor fee.  Students schedule appointments through Educational Testing Services.


No proctor fee.  Students schedule appointments through the Nursing Division.


**DSST (Dantes)

A $25 proctor fee applies.


**CDA  (Child Development Associate credential)

No proctor fee.  Students schedule appointments through Pearson Vue.



As needed and available.