May 26, 2022  
2020-2021 Updated Catalog through 2/22/2021 
2020-2021 Updated Catalog through 2/22/2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Testing Services


Testing Services

As a member of the Florida Association of College Testing Administrators (FACTA), Northwest Florida State College offers comprehensive testing services for students and the community. Our exams are both nationally and academically-based, such as the SAT, ACT, CLEP, Accuplacer, and TABE. 

NWF also provides proctored exams for students and non-students, which include make-up exams, remote testing, online exams, and testing with accommodations. Students with disabilities can inquire about testing accommodations through our Accommodation Resource Center (

As an authorized Pearson VUE Testing Center, NWF delivers secure professional certification testing for students and the community at select testing locations. For information on individual certification tests offered at our testing centers, visit

Northwest Florida currently offers six testing locations. For location information, hours and a list of testing services available at each location, visit For exam scheduling and pricing, visit

Testing Fees

Testing fees may be paid to the Cashier’s Office by cash or check only. Credit card payments are not accepted at any of our campuses or centers. Testing appointments should be scheduled online in advance at Registerblast. A $3.50 convenience fee is added when payment is processed online using RegisterBlast.


Exam Description Testing Administration Fees

First attempt for incoming NWFSC students (including dual enrolled)

Non-NWFSC students $20.00

Retest fee for NWFSC students (including dual enrolled students)

Accuplacer Advanced Algebra Functions $20.00
CLEP CLEP exam must be purchased through College Board website. Check website for current pricing. (

$20.00 non-essay

$30.00 with essay


DSST exam must be purchased at time of exam. Check for current pricing information.

Fee may not apply to eligible military service members.

DSST (formerly DANTES Subject Standardized Tests) are credit-by-examination tests originated by the United States Department of Defense’s Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) program.


Proctored Exams for non-NWFSC students

Students requiring tests for other institutions must pay a testing fee and can participate on a space available basis. This fee applies to MSSC, TEAS, and other tests that may otherwise be free of charge for NWFSC students. $20.00
Certiport Professional certification exams in Microsoft, Adobe, IC3, etc. $20.00
Comprehensive Examination Challenge Exam $100.00
HESI For students applying to the Nursing and Physical Therapist Assistant program $60.00

Professional Certification Exams

Various exams offered through PearsonVUE and Prometric. Exams include but are not limited to: FBAT, GED, FLDOE, NREMT, FLDOE, CISCO, Comp TIA, etc. Fees are collected directly by testing company and vary by exam.
ACT and SAT Testing College admission exams Fees are collected directly by SAT and ACT and vary by exam.