Continuing Education Placement Testing
When students arrive for testing they should state what program they are testing for.
Test scores are valid for 3 years unless otherwise noted by your intended program.
Students that complete continuing education programs may be required to complete additional testing in order to enroll in a curriculum course(s).
Placement Testing offers placement testing for the following Continuing Education Programs at no charge to the student:
- Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET)
- Nursing Assistant I & II (NAI & NAII) and Phlebotomy
For more information or to schedule an appointment to take one of these test, please visit the Office of Placement Testing located in the Warren Building, Room 2402 or call 252-493-7561. We accept walk-ins, but not tests will be administered after 3:00 p.m.
Placement Testing Policies
- Test scores are valid for 3 years unless otherwise noted.
- A valid photo ID is required to test.
- BLET students are required to bring a BLET Testing Permit to their scheduled placement test (students should contact BLET at 252-493-7572 to obtain a permit).
Students enrolling into the BLET program are required to score in the 10th grade level or higher in reading. The Placement Testing Office offers the CASAS Reading test for BLET students. The CASAS assessment is computerized.
For more information regarding the BLET program visit the PCC BLET webpage.
The PCC Testing Center will be offering licensing testing (written portion only) for Cosmetology and Cosmetology disciplines – cosmetologist, esthetician, nail technician, and natural hair care beginning January 2023. Qualified applicants must register through Prov.
Please contact Placement Testing if you have any questions about this service.
Students enrolling in the EMT program are required to score in the 11th grade level or higher on the CASAS Reading and Arithmetic assessments. The Placement Testing Office offers the CASAS Reading and Arithmetic for EMT students. The CASAS assessment is computerized.
For more information regarding the Nursing Assistant and/or Phlebotomy, programs visit the PCC Health Care Services webpage.
Students enrolling in a Nursing Assistant or Phlebotomy program are required to take the ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension AND Arithmetic exams. The ACCUPLACER placement tests are untimed, computerized, multiple-choice exams.
Score Requirements for Nursing Assistant I and II (NA I and NAII) Phlebotomy:
ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension
Nursing Assistant and Phlebotomy students are required to score a 200+ on the ACCUPLACER NEXT-GENERATION Reading Comprehension test in order to meet reading requirements for Nursing Assistant and/or Phlebotomy.
Nursing Assistant and Phlebotomy students are required to score a 237+ on the ACCUPLACER NEXT-GENERATION Arithmetic.
Where can I find study resources for the exam?
For more information regarding the Nursing Assistant and/or Phlebotomy programs visit the PCC Health Care Services webpage.