testing services

Testing Services

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Placement Testing

Virginia Placement Test exams can be proctored at the Middletown or Fauquier Campus Monday through Saturday with no appointment needed, or at the Luray Page County Center by appointment only. Please note the hours of the testing center you wish to visit, and our policies on self-paced, untimed exams as stated here.

Placement tests allow you and your advisor to determine if you are ready to take certain college-level courses. If your score reveals weak areas, you may be required to complete skills improvement courses before enrolling in college courses.

Some new students may need to take placement tests in English and Math unless you qualify for an exemption. Click here to see if you qualify for an exemption.  

For more information, please see the LFCC Admissions Policy

Study Materials

Virginia Practice Placement Test

Sample Tests

Improve your English Results

Improve your Math Results

Time

The test is not timed.  Students should plan to spend about 2.5 hours for the English or math test.

Fee

None

Retake Policy

Students who take the placement test and do not enroll in developmental course are allowed one (1) retest within twelve (12) months. Students who attempt a developmental course will be ineligible for a retest.

Calculator Rules

Students are only permitted to use the calculator provided within the placement test. Hand-held calculators, phones, or other devices are not permitted 

ESL Placement Testing

The Accuplacer ESL is an untimed, computerized test that helps your college evaluate your skills and place you into appropriate courses. The Accuplacer includes three tests:  Reading, Sentence Meaning, and Language Use. You will receive your Accuplacer results immediately upon completion of testing, and your score report will include placement messages informing you what courses you should take and how to register. 

Students whose first language is not English & any student requesting ESL coursework should take the Accuplacer English test.

The Accuplacer test is designed for the following students:

  • Students who speak their native language most often at home
  • Those who have lived in the US less than 6 years
  • Those that did not attend high school in the US

Contact the Advising Office at (540) 868-7110 on the Middletown campus, or (540) 351-1507 on the Fauquier campus with questions about which English placement test is recommended for you.

(ASE) Automotive Service Excellence Exam

Auto technicians and other professionals who want to become ASE certified can take one or more of the ASE’s 40 plus exams at our Middletown or Fauquier CampusASE exams can be proctored Monday through Friday. Please contact the campus for more details and to schedule.

The Eligibility Number assigned by ASE upon registering for the exam(s) will be needed to schedule your appointment.  Please provide this number when contacting the testing center..

REGISTER with ASE: https://www.ase.com/Tests/ASE-Certification-Tests/Register-Now.aspx

CLEP Exam

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) gives you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on any of 33 examinations.

Test takers must first REGISTER with CLEP prior to contacting the Testing Center: https://clep.collegeboard.org/register

CLEP exams can be proctored at the Middletown or Fauquier Campus Monday through Friday. A $30 proctor fee per exam will be charged, payable by cash, check, or credit card. Please contact the campus for more details and to schedule.

Pearson VUE

There are hundreds of certification exams offered through Pearson VUE in a variety of business sectors and industries, including CompTIA, Cisco Systems, VMware, Brocade and many more.

Test takers contact Pearson VUE directly at https://home.pearsonvue.com/ for registration, payment and scheduling. There is no need to contact the Testing Center, we will be notified about your testing plans.

Pearson VUE Candidates: If the college is closed due to inclement weather, please contact Pearson VUE to reschedule your exam.

Certiport

Exams offered through Certiport include Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2010 and 2013 exams, Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) and the Internet & Computing Core Certification (IC3®). 

Certiport exams can be proctored at the Middletown or Fauquier Campus Monday through Friday. Please contact the campus for more details and to schedule.

ACT WorkKeys - Virginia's Career Readiness Certificate

The Career Readiness Certificate, or CRC , is based on WorkKeys® Assessments, part of ACT’s Work Readiness System.  WorkKeys® is a job skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop, and retain a high-performance workforce. Successful completion of ACT WorkKeys® assessments in Applied Math,  Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents may lead to earning the Virginia Career Readiness Certificate or ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate, both portable, standardized credentials.

WorkKeys exams can be proctored at the Middletown or Fauquier Campus Monday through Friday.  Please contact the campus for more details and to schedule.

VDOT / CCWA

VDOT Materials Certification courses offered through CCWA include; Central Mix Aggregate Plant, Concrete Field, Concrete Plant, Pavement Marking and Soils and Aggregate Compaction. Be sure to review the information packet sent with your VDOT Materials Certification manual prior to scheduling you appointment  Accreditations are provided by VDOT. 

 VDOT Materials Certification courses offered through Germanna Community College include; Asphalt Field Level I & II, Asphalt Plant Level I & II, Slurry Surfacing, Surface Treatment, and Mix Design.  Be sure to review the information on requesting your exam within the Canvas course prior to scheduling your appointment. Accreditations are provided by VDOT.

VDOT/CCWA exams can be proctored at the Middletown or Fauquier Campus Monday through Friday.  Please contact the campus for more details and to schedule

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