Eastern Michigan University 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 the Southeast Michigan region.

The Testing Center is located on the garden level of Boone Hall, in the G05 computer lab. 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.

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, GED Testing, 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. You can also view the Testing Center Directions page for more information.

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

Tests can be booked every 15 minutes from 9:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on exam dates. Tests must be booked 24 hours prior to chosen exam time.

  • April CLEP dates: 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/26
  • May CLEP dates: 5/10, 5/14, 5/23, 5/28
  • June CLEP dates: 6/7, 6/13, 6/19, 6/25

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 also 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. 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. Contact information is at the top of this page. Only the $25 proctoring fee will be refunded. CLEP registration tickets are valid for six months.

Academic Exams

If you need to take an academic exam for an instructor, 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.

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 Faculty

Complete this brief survey to let us know which certifications are needed for your students.

Contact Us

Luke Yates, 203 Boone Hall
Testing Center, G05 Boone Hall
734.487.6570 | dyates4@emich.edu

Directions and Parking

Schedule Pearson VUE Exam

Pearson VUE Exam Scheduling

Schedule CLEP Exam

Next examination date: Apr. 26, 2019

CLEP Exam Registration

EMU Testing Center Exam Scheduling and Payment

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