Proctored Exams

To ensure we have a seat for you, please register for your proctored exam below.

HVAC – Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning

Students in ECC’s HVAC courses may apply for certain certifications, including EPA608 and residential exams. A fee is required for the EPA608 exam. Contact George Rosa for certification details by calling 847-214-7871, Building O, Room O153,


Digital Technologies – Microsoft Certification Exams

Students in ECC's Digital Technology courses (CIS 241, CIS 242, CIS 243 and CIS 244) may apply for certain certifications (word 2016 Core, Word 2016 Expert, Excel 2016 Core, Excel 2016 Expert, PowerPoint 2016, and/or Access 2016). The first exam is free for each course. Contact your instructor for certification details.

STudents should create a Certiport account at ( before coming on test testing center on the date of the exam. Bring a photo id.


Spanish Proficiency

Students who are Heritage speakers and/or who have previous knowledge of the language are encouraged to consider seeking proficiency credit. Some students may be interested in seeking proficiency credit after taking the WebCape.Students should obtain a Proficiency form from their academic advisor and discuss the amount of proficiency credit based on their Spanish knowledge and/or WebCape placement. Students should discuss with their academic advisor the number of credit hours needed to satisfy their graduation and/or requirements for their transfer institution. Contact an ECC academic advisor, Building B, Room B120, 847-214-7390 for more information.

The Spanish language proficiency test includes a multiple choice test and written essay to be completed in the testing center. After scores are tabulated, students will be contacted by a Spanish faculty member for an in-person or phone interview.

Students who have completed the advanced placement (AP) exam should consult the AP credit chart. A minimum score of 3 is required to receive college credit through advanced placement testing.

Register for Spanish Proficiency exam


WorkKeys® is a job skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop and retain a high-performance workforce. Through a series of tests, a person’s foundational and soft skills are measured. The goal of completing WorkKeys® testing is to prove your skills and be successful in your career. Visit for details.

Currently, ECC offers eight internet-based WorkKeys® exams:

  1. Applied math (also available in Spanish)
  2. Applied technology (also available in Spanish)
  3. Graphic literacy ( also available in Spanish)
  4. Workplace documents ( also available in Spanish)
  5. Business writing*
  6. Fit assessment
  7. Workplace observation
  8. Talent assessment

*Business Writing test results are available in 3-5 business days. All other exam results are available immediately.

ECC also offers a study program for the WorkKeys® exams called WorkKeys curriculum. Call the Career Development Services Office, Building B, Room B120, 847-214-7399, or visit career development services for more information.

Successful completion of the WorkKeys® assessments in Applied Mathematics, Graphic Literacy, and Work Place Documents can lead to earning a National Career Readiness Certificate (ACT NCRC), credential earned by more than 2.3 million people across the United States.

Before registering, read the following information:

  • WorkKeys® exams are administered by appointment in the testing center, Building B, Room B115 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Fees are due on the day of the test and are non-refundable.
  • Check the fees listed for your exam.
  • On the day of exam, bring a government–issued photo ID with signature.
  • Download WorkKeys® testing fee form

Teacher’s Aide Testing Using WorkKeys®

Candidates wishing to work as teacher’s aides take two WorkKeys® exams, including applied math and workplace documents.

Register for a WorkKeys exam

Proctored Exams from Other Schools

ECC provides proctoring services for other colleges, universities and companies. Proctored exams include Columbia College tests, Accuplacer tests and Accuplacer tests for Northern Illinois University students.

  • Submit your school’s proctor request form to the testing manager at or send via mail to Elgin Community College, testing center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL 60123.
  • Call the testing center at 847-214-7150 at least 24 hours prior to your test date to verify the testing information has been received from your institution
  • Check in at testing center, Building B, Room B115 on your test date with a valid photo ID.
  • All exams require a valid, government-issued, photo ID.
  • Tests are administered by appointment, which must be made with a minimum of 48 hours advance notice.
  • A non-refundable fee $25 proctor fee is due on the day of testing.
  • Rescheduling is allowed.
  • When making an appointment, you agree to all of the terms set forth by the guidelines. Please review these other school proctoring service guidelines before making an appointment and call the office 847-214-7150 with any questions.
  • ECC serves as a testing site four times a year for the ACT. Visit for registration information.

Register for Proctored Exams from other Schools

Accuplacer Testing (for NIU students)

Students from Northern Illinois University (NIU) generally take the reading and math tests from NIU and only need to register for the NIU Accuplacer test at ECC.

Register for an Accuplacer for NIU Students

Accuplacer Testing (students not attending NIU)

If you attend another university or college, you can take your college’s Accuplacer test on site at ECC. Contact your college to request Accuplacer testing at ECC.

Submit your school’s proctor request form to the testing manager either by e-mail or U.S. mail. Send to Elgin Community College, testing center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL 60123.

Check for more details about the Accuplacer exam.

Register for an Accuplacer - (students not attending NIU)

Columbia College of Missouri Testing

ECC proctors online midterm and final exams for Columbia College of Missouri students.

  • Columbia College students must contact their instructors by week 2 (per syllabus instructions)
  • Indicate that Victoria Roush is the proctor
  • Ask the exam to be submitted via the Columbia College D2L drop box for Elgin.
  • Call the testing center at 847-214-7150 at least one day prior to your test date to verify we have received the testing information.

Columbia College students may visit the proctor information page or contact Karen Beckstrom, Columbia College director at ECC, with any questions on the testing procedures. Call 847-214-7197, email, or stop-by Building E, Room E205.

Register for Columbia College of Missouri