Testing & Certification Center

The EMU Testing and Certification Center offers high quality testing and certification services by licensed proctors in a controlled, secure and professional environment. This 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. Information on directions and parking can be found here. Click on 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.

Scheduling a CLEP Exam

Registering for a CLEP exam is a two-step process. Students must first register at the College Board website here. 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). Tests must be booked 24 hours prior to the chosen exam time.

  • November CLEP dates: 11/6, 11/11 (8:30-10:30), 11/15, 11/18 (8:30-1), 11/19 (8:30-10:30), 11/22, 11/25 (8:30-1), 11/26 (8:30-10:30)
  • December CLEP dates: 12/2 (9-2), 12/4 (9-2), 12/6, 12/9 (9-2), 12/11 (9-2), 12/12, 12/20
  • January CLEP dates: 1/6, 1/17, 1/23, 1/31

Bring the test ticket you received from College Board to your exam. Directions to the Testing Center are located on our Directions page. Cancellations must be received at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled testing time, email dyates4@emich.edu 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.

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 for a $25 proctoring fee. Call 734.487.6570 or email dyates4@emich.edu to inquire about open dates for academic exams and technical requirements.

What's Next?

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.

Pearson VUE Exams

Next examination date: Nov. 15

Pearson VUE Exam Scheduling

CLEP Exams

Next examination date: Nov. 15

CLEP Exam Registration

CLEP Exam Scheduling

HiSET Exams

Next examination date: Nov. 18

HiSET Exam Scheduling

Academic Exams

Email Luke Yates at dyates4@emich.edu for scheduling and requirements.

Contact Us

Testing Center, G05 Boone Hall
734.487.6570 | dyates4@emich.edu

Directions and Parking

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