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Placement Testing

A Note About Virginia Placement Tests

The Virginia Community College System has waived the requirement for placement testing for the foreseeable future. As a result the college is using different processes to provide students with math and English placement.

  • If you are dual-enrolling, please speak with your career coach or the dual-enrollment office about placement measures.
  • If you have graduated high school within the past five years and have an overall high school GPA of 2.7 or greater, you will be able to use your high school GPA for placement.
  • If you have taken the ACT, SAT, or GED within the past five years, you may be able to use your scores for placement.
  • Those who have already taken a college-level English or math course may be eligible for English or math placement waivers.
  • If none of the above apply to you, our direct placement specialist will be in contact with you to determine your math and English placement.

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

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



Retake Policy

LFCC policy allows for one retake within a twelve month period for each placement exam.  Retakes may be completed one week after the initial testing date. 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.  Placement test results are valid for five (5) years.

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  




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 to schedule, we will be notified about your testing plans.

On the day of your exam, please arrive promptly to check in at the Testing Center. Testing takes place in Room 707, in the rear of the Paul Wolk Library. When you arrive please enter the main doors and follow the signs to Testing. Parking is available beside the Library.

Questions about testing location or parking may be directed to the Testing Center at [email protected] or 540-868-7140.  All other questions should be directed to Pearson VUE

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


Exams offered through Certiport include Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2020 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 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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