Testing Center

The campus Testing Center is located in Columbia Hall, Room 110.  All testing is done by appointment and we currently offer the following types of testing:

  •  GED tests
  •  COMPASS placement tests
  •  Distance education test proctoring (exams from other institutions)
  •  Oregon State Tax Examiner's Board exams
  •  Oregon Dept. of Agriculture Pesticide Certification exams

GED Tests

All GED tests are computer based. The four subject areas of testing are:

  • Reasoning through Language Arts (combining reading and writing):  155 minutes
  • Social Studies*:  95 minutes
  • Science*:  95 minutes
  • Mathematical Reasoning*:  120 minutes

(*Students are allowed to use a personal handheld TI-30XS model calculator for these tests. This calculator is also embedded in the computer test modules for use.

 Registration Procedure for GED Tests

To register for a GED test, go to the website:

  • Sign up and log onto MyGED
  • Select "Schedule Test"
  • Pay the $38 per test module fee with a debit/credit card or voucher which can be purchased from Student Services at CCC's main campus, Columbia Hall 109

Scheduling GED Tests

The GED website will show a range of times on the dates that testing is available. This is to allow you the opportunity to schedule two tests, back-to-back, on the same date if desired. However, please note the following requirements:

  • Schedule your test to begin at the first posted test time (example, 1p.m. if the posted times are from 1p.m.-5:30p.m.) If you sign up for a second test on the same date, it will automatically begin immediately following your first test.
  • Check-in at the Testing Center one-half hour before the test (example, 12:30p.m. for a 1p.m. test). 
  • A valid (not expired) government-issued ID is required to be shown each time you take a test. This ID must have: your picture, name, address, date of birth and signature. NO ID/ NO TESTING!

Test Scores

You will receive an email letting you know when you can review your Score Report, usually within one hour after completing your test.

GED Transcripts and Credentials

All Oregon transcripts and certificates will be issued by GED Credentialing, delivered to your email as soon as you have passed all four GED tests, at no cost for the first copy.

Credentials for GED tests taken before 2014 will be available for $15 per request at:


GED Testing Questions

For information or questions about the GED tests, please contact the GED Test Administrator at 503-338-2481. For more information regarding GED preparation classes you may call 503-338-2347 or click here.


COMPASS placement testing

Clatsop College currently uses the COMPASS placement test to assess incoming students' level of knowledge and to assist in class placement at registration. The complete test covers Writing, Math and Reading skills and is NOT TIMED.  The testing center provides pencils, scratch paper and calculators.  If they prefer, students can use their own calculator; nothing more advanced than a TI-86.  A student may request earplugs to block out noise distraction. The test is offered several times per week throughout the year.  Cost for the entire test is currently $15, or $10 for any one test.  Students must sign up for the COMPASS online through their student account.  Click here to login to your student account (if you have taken classes at CCC previously you have a student account).   If you do not have a student account click here to create one.  STUDENTS WILL NEED TO KNOW THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER in order to take the test.  If you need assistance call 503-338-2411 or drop by Student Services (Columbia Hall, Room 108).

PLEASE NOTE:                                 

  • If you schedule a COMPASS test and miss your appointment, you must pay for the missed session.
  • If you reschedule, you must pay for both the missed session and the new session before you will be allowed to test.

COMPASS fees will only be cancelled if:

  • The Testing Center has an emergency closure, OR
  • You contact the Testing Center Proctor via email or phone at least one hour prior to your scheduled COMPASS test, OR
  • You go online to your MyCCC account at least one hour prior to your scheduled COMPASS test and complete the cancelation instructions.

COMPASS scores

Upon completion of testing, a copy of your COMPASS scores will be provided to you.  To obtain a copy of your COMPASS scores after this time, please contact the Testing Center at 503-338-2426 or email Testing Center Proctor.

Distance Education testing

Many students take on-line courses through other institutions.  We currently offer test proctoring for those needing to take on-line or paper & pencil exams. There is a $20 per test fee for all Distance Proctored tests.  Please contact the Testing Center at 503-338-2426 for more information or to set up a test proctoring appointment.

Special Needs testing

Students with special needs/accommodations for testing should contact our Disabilities Specialist at 503-338-2474.

Other testing

Currently, we also offer test proctoring for the following State of Oregon exams:

  •   Oregon State Tax Examiners Board exams
  •   Oregon Dept. of Agriculture Pesticide Certification exams

The Oregon State Tax Examiners Board Preparer or Consultant Examinations are comprehensive, 5-hour exams, with a cost of $60 each. There is also a 1.5-hour Enrolled Agents State Only exam, with a cost of $40. These tests are by appointment only.

The Oregon Dept. of Agriculture Pesticide Certification exams are not timed, and cost $25 each. These tests are by appointment only.

Testing Center Contact Info

For further information about GED testing, please email GED Test Administrator, or call 503-338-2481. For further information regarding ALL other testing needs and to make testing appointments, please email Testing Center Proctor, or leave a phone message at 503-338-2426.



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Last Updated: 
November 30, 2015, 3:14 pm
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