Face coverings are required for anyone visiting the Testing & Certification Center. Under the following scenarios, you are not allowed to take your exam and must reschedule or cancel. You will be allowed to do so at the last minute with no financial penalty.
- If you have tested positive for COVID-19.
- If you currently have any of the following symptoms or have displayed them within the last 14 days (not related to an existing known medical condition): shortness of breath, cough, fever, chills, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headaches, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.
- If you live with or have had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
- If you are currently under home quarantine or centralized observation by government or healthcare authorities or have been within the last 14 days.
- If you have traveled internationally or to another state within the last 14 days.
The EMU Testing and Certification Center is located in Boone Hall on the Eastern Michigan University campus. Please read the following information and directions about visiting the EMU campus.
COVID PASS Daily Screening
Every tester must complete a daily screening called “COVID PASS” before coming to the EMU Testing and Certification Center. The screening tool is online and can be found here. Click the visitor box to complete the screening. After completing the screening, you will receive an email indicating whether you are permitted to come to the EMU Testing & Certification Center. Save that email for use at building check-in stations (see below).
Building Entrance and Exits
Boone Hall now has a designated entrance and exit. These entrances and exits will be labeled, but you can also find a list of those locations on the Building Entry/Exit and Circulation page. Boone Hall also has designated pathways in hallways to promote physical distancing.
Building Check-In Stations
Boone Hall has a check-in station at the building’s designated entry point. All testers must enter through a building’s designated entry point and must confirm at the check-in station that they have completed the daily COVID PASS screening (described above). The most effective way to do this is to show your “smart phone” with the email you received through COVID PASS (see above) to the check-in attendant. Testers without a smart phone, or who forgot to complete the COVID PASS screening, may complete COVID PASS at the check-in desk on an electronic device that will be available (and disinfected between uses) at the check-in station. If the check-in desk is not staffed, Testers must nonetheless complete the daily screening.
For further information on how we are working to reduce the spread and impacts of COVID-19, please view our Safe Return Operations Plan.
The EMU Testing and Certification Center offers high quality testing services by licensed proctors in a controlled, secure and professional environment. The Center supports the university's strategic efforts to ensure student success and program innovation by administering certification and licensure, distance learning, credit-granting and pre-employment exams for EMU students and those in the Southeast Michigan region.
The Testing Center is located on the garden level of Boone Hall, in the G05 computer lab. Get directions and parking. Select the quick links to the right to schedule an exam right away or read on to see which certifications and exams are available and when.
Pearson VUE Professional Certification/Licensure
Many disciplines and fields require industry-recognized certifications. The Testing Center offers professional certification and licensure exams through Pearson VUE, which requires specific space, privacy and security specifications for such testing. EMU developed a testing site, so our students and community members can receive these testing opportunities on campus. Available programs include: Michigan Teacher Certification, Microsoft, National Strength and Conditioning Association, Pharmacy Technician Certification, Python Programming, CompTIA and Cisco. A full list of exams and programs can be found at the Pearson VUE website.
Scheduling a Pearson VUE Exam
Professional certification and licensure exams are scheduled and paid through the Pearson VUE website. Simply type the name of your program or professional exam sponsor in the "Start here: select your program" bar. After you have selected the exam, choose EMU Testing Center to view our schedule and book the exam. Information on directions and parking can be found here.
CLEP College Level Placement
Current and upcoming undergraduate college students can take College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests at the Testing Center. Provided by the CollegeBoard, this program allows students to demonstrate their mastery of introductory college-level material and earn college credit. A full list of CLEP exams available can be found at the CollegeBoard website. A list of exams accepted for credit for EMU students can be found on the EMU catalog. Anyone can take a CLEP exam at the EMU Testing & Certification Center regardless of the school you attend.
Scheduling a CLEP Exam
Registering for a CLEP exam is a two-step process. Students must first register at the CollegeBoard website. There are 33 exams available. Choose the exam needed and pay the $87 exam fee. You will receive a test ticket after registering for the exam. Students must then schedule their exam at the EMU Testing Center. Go to our EBill website and pay the $25 proctoring fee and indicate which CLEP exam you are registered for. Also indicate the date and time you wish to take the exam. Tests can be booked every 15 minutes from 9:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on exam dates unless noted differently below. Due to social distancing efforts, the capacity of the Testing Center is reduced in August. Check for an email after you pay the proctor fee in case the time slot you have selected is unavailable. Tests must be booked one business day prior to the chosen exam time.
- New CLEP scheduling is not currently available.
Bring the test ticket you received from CollegeBoard to your exam. Directions to the Testing Center are located on our Directions page. Cancellations must be received at least two business days prior to your scheduled testing time; email [email protected] to cancel. Only the $25 proctoring fee will be refunded. CLEP registration tickets are valid for six months.
HiSET High School Equivalency
Out of school youth and adults can take the HiSET exam to demonstrate the skills and knowledge of a high school graduate and earn a state-issued high school equivalency credential. Provided by ETS, the HiSET exam is an alternative to a high school diploma and a passing score will result in a high school equivalency credential being issued by the state of residence for test takers.
Scheduling a HiSET Exam
HiSET exams can be scheduled through the ETS HiSET website. Select the EMU Testing & Certification Center to access our schedule and book the exam.
TEAS Nursing School Admission
The TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) is designed specifically to assess a student's preparedness for entering the health science fields. Passing the TEAS is a key component of admission for nursing and allied health schools. Anyone can take the TEAS at the EMU Testing & Certification Center regardless of the school you are applying to.
Scheduling the TEAS
The TEAS can be scheduled through the ATI Testing website. Select the EMU Testing & Certification Center to access our schedule and book the exam. Exams are offering weekly throughout the year but typically can only be scheduled two months in advance.
Distance Learning/Academic Exams
If you need to take an academic exam for an instructor or college course, the Testing Center can administer the exam. Call 734.487.6570 or email [email protected] to inquire about open dates for academic exams, technical requirements and proctor fees.
The Testing Center is currently working with EMU colleges and departments to identify testing certifications that best meet our EMU students' wants and needs. For those tests and certifications not offered by Pearson VUE, the CollegeBoard or PSI Testing Services but of interest to programs and departments, the Testing Center coordinator will work with such areas to locate licenses in order to offer the requested testing and certifications. Traditional classroom group exam proctoring can also be done at the Testing Center for a fee.
For EMU Faculty
Complete this brief survey to let us know which certifications are needed for your students.