Experience Wake Tech at Open House

Join us on Saturday for our Open House to explore all the opportunities awaiting you at Wake Tech. The event is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Scott Northern Wake Campus or Perry Health Sciences Campus. Details and registration information are available online.

Wake Tech offers testing services to meet the various needs of incoming and current students. In addition, Wake Tech offers specific licensure and certification exams to certain non-Wake Tech students. Here is information about the different types of testing offered at the college:

  • Placement testing
    Students who have graduated from a U.S. high school are exempt from placement testing and will be placed into courses upon receipt of their high school transcripts.

    GED and Adult High School applicants are exempt from placement testing and will be admitted and placed into courses upon receipt of their transcript. Placement will be based on high school equivalency scores for applicants whose test scores are dated January 2014 or later. Applicants who do not meet the criteria of 145 in all subject areas on the GED or 15 in all subject areas (4 on the essay) of the HiSET will be admitted and given the option to take the placement test or begin in transition courses.

    Students who completed high school outside the U.S. and have no other applicable placement measures should complete an English as a Second Language placement test.

    For more information, email [email protected].
  • College & Career Readiness testing
    The Beltline Education Center offers GED® and HiSET® tests for students 16½ or older to earn a High School Credential. For more information, email Melissa Hinkle at [email protected]

    TABE 11/12 tests for Adult Basic Education students and CLAS-E assessments for English as a Second Language students are offered to place adult learners in appropriate courses and determine their mastery of skills.

    For more information about TABE 11/12, email Tonya Wells at [email protected]. For information about CLAS-E, email Elena Ryzhikova at [email protected].
  • IT and licensure testing
    The Beltline Education Center also offers a range of IT certification and professional licensure exams through Pearson VUE®, from CompTIA and Cisco to Foundations of Nursing Practice and APICS. For more information, email Melissa Hinkle at [email protected].

    Pearson VUE® testing also is available on the RTP Campus. For more information about testing on that campus, email Robin Russell at [email protected].
  • e-Learning Testing Centers
    The eLTCs provide proctoring services for online instructors who have registered at the beginning of a semester for their exams to be proctored by a center. The centers provide both paper- and computer-based testing and are located on Southern Wake, Scott Northern Wake, Perry Health Sciences, RTP and Western Wake campuses.

    For more information, email [email protected].

    The eLTC also handles placement exams for students in foreign language courses. For more information, email [email protected].
  • CNA testing
    Individuals seeking to become a certified nurse assistant (CNA) take the online portion of their certification exam through Credentia. Wake Tech offers the in-person skills portion of the exam every Friday and Saturday on Scott Northern Wake Campus. Up to 24 candidates from across the region can be accommodated each day. The exam starts at 8 a.m. in Building E, Room 120.

    For more information, call Rachel D. Williams at 919-532-5614 or Lucy Weathersbee at 919-532-5842.