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Library/TLCC Resources: Testing (e.g. PERT)

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Testing @ Polk State College

The Polk State College TLCCs offer a variety of testing services for both students and the public. Though testing services vary by campus, all TLCCs offer secure, dedicated testing environments to administer the various tests offered.

To schedule a test, both for students and professors, please view the "Test Scheduling" tabs.

Each test taker MUST have a valid photo ID in order to test - copies/photos are not acceptable.

Professional Exams

The Winter Haven TLCC is an authorized Pearson VUE testing site and offers testing services for a variety of certifying organizations (see PearsonVue website for a comprehensive list of test sponsors). Tests are by appointment only.

Testing candidates can schedule/reschedule/cancel VUE exams administered at Polk State College Winter Haven campus by visiting the website at

The Winter Haven TLCC is an authorized Prov testing site. Prov offers certification and licensing solutions for industries such as construction, government, and workforce development among others. Prov exams are by appointment only.

To schedule a Prov exam visit or call 866.720.7768 for further assistance.

Course Testing Through Honorlock

Honorlock may be used for proctoring both on-campus and remotely. 

View the Student Guide for taking an exam with Honorlock before you take your first exam. 

For more information on Honorlock please use the following link: Polk State Remote Proctoring.


Higher Education Exams

The PERT test assesses how much you already know about reading, writing, and math, and is intended to help place you in the proper leveled course.

In order to take the PERT, students must first contact advising to see whether they are exempt from the exam.

Currently, all PERT testing takes place on-campus at one of our testing centers. The PERT can be taken at the Winter Haven, Lakeland, and JD Alexander Center TLCCs.    

Once you have your assessment completed, it will help you decide what English and mathematics courses will be best for you to take. For more information about taking the PERT look to the following college website page:


CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) testing is available at the Winter Haven testing center. Tests are by appointment only.

To take the CLEP, students must purchase the exam through the College Board website. There is also a $35 testing center fee paid to the college.

For more information, and step-by-step directions on how to register for the CLEP, follow this link:

CLEP Policies

The  Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS) is an admission requirement for the Polk State Associate in Science (AS) in Nursing Program (i.e., both the Generic and Transition options). This is true even if the student already has a prior degree.

The TEAS exam is offered on the Winter Haven campus as well as remotely. An on-campus TEAS test costs $90, while a remotely proctored TEAS costs $95.

For more information about the TEAS, follow the link below:

Nursing/TEAS Information

In conjunction with the Office of Disability Services, Polk State College offers class testing for students with accommodations. Testing with accommodations can be done on both the Winter Haven and Lakeland campuses, though services vary.

To test with accommodations, speak with the Office of Disability Services as well as your professor. Once the accommodations have been approved, tests can be scheduled through RegisterBlast.

Testing by Faculty Referral and Appointment

On-campus testing services are available by appointment with a faculty referral for accommodations, classroom make-ups, and other special situations and issues. We do not do full class testing.

Contact the TLCC for more information regarding the process for requesting a referral and appointments.

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