What do I need to bring to take a Certification?

  • Bring the appropriate unexpired ID's for your test. (Usually with a picture and signature)
  • If your test has an authorization letter bring it with you. (If unsure check with your test vendor)
  • If you have a course certificate bring that with you. (If unsure check with your test vendor)
  • If you were asked to create a user name and password bring those with you.
  • The confirmation e-mail from your test vendor.
  • Extra government issued unexpired IDs.
  • Anything else your test vendor asks you to bring.

What can I take inside the test center?

  • Appropriate reference books. (But only if your Certification test allows them)
  • The test center provides all pencils, scratch paper, calculators, earplugs, and tissues.
  • The assessment center has lockers available for your personal belongings.

What if I am on call and must have my cell phone, beeper or radio?

These items are not allowed to be with you during a Certification exam. Please make arrangements to test when not on call or have someone cover for you while you test. Assessment personnel are not able to monitor your on-call device.

What about having my children wait for me?

Children can not be left unattended at Ivy Tech Community College. This is an insurance/liability issue. The assessment center does not have space for your children to remain in the waiting area nor will we be able to watch them. Please test when children are not with you.

When will I get test results?

Results depend on the company authorizing the Certification. Some Certification tests will print results immediately when you finish, whereas, some Certifications will mail you the results.

How do I schedule a Certification?

Look at the Certification Registration page on this web site and follow the instructions. Most Certifications ask for an online registration, but sometimes you can register over the phone.

Where is the Assessment Center?

Harshman Hall, Room HM0126
North Campus

3701 Dean Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

Mailing address:
3800 N. Anthony Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

What happens if I do not pass my Certification?

Almost all Certifications allow you to test again. You will need to check with the test vendor for the waiting time, re-registration and payment rules for your particular Certification.

What if I have a special need?

When you schedule your exam let the test vendor know you need an accommodation to test. You must be pre-approved by the test vendor for us to be able to give you the accommodation you request. Be prepared to provide documentation to support your request. The test vendor will work with us to set up the accommodation. Please also call Ivy Tech Community College 260-480-2043 and let us know you have a special request.

If you are in a wheelchair or need a special keyboard or mouse please call Ivy Tech Community College Assessment Center so we can have these accommodations ready for you and the proper computer reserved for your needs.

What if I need medication?

Please let us know which medications you may need during a test. We will allow cough drops, eye drops, inhalers and attached medication devices in the test center. Please let us know when you check in for the exam. We will ask to look over everything you request to bring inside the test center.

We will work with you on any needs that do not compromise a test or interfere with other test candidates.

Can I take a break during my Certification?

Some Certifications have breaks included in the test and will prompt you to take a break during the exam. Other tests will allow breaks but your test time will continue to run. You may not open your locker or leave the building during a break.

What does a Certification cost?

The price is determined by the test vendor. If you are a current Ivy Tech Community College student enrolled in courses that apply to your Certification you may be able to buy a test voucher from the Assessment Center. Remember, all fees must be paid prior to testing.

How can I pay for my Certification?

Test vendors usually ask for credit or debit cards for payment. Check their web site for that information.

Ivy Tech Community College will take payment by check, (made out to Ivy Tech Community College) credit card, debit card or cash.

What security measures are in place at the center?

All test registration and exams are under camera surveillance, proctors are trained to look for test violations, all vendors have installed locked down browsers to keep candidates from looking outside the test for answers.

Any suspicion of cheating will be reported to the test vendor. Tests may be ended with any suspicion of cheating or inappropriate test behavior. Any unauthorized notes, cell phones or other electronic devices, may be confiscated and sent to the test vendor for analysis. Any disruptive behavior will also be reported to the test vendor. Ivy Tech Community College has security and cameras inside and outside the building.

How should I dress for the exam?

Please wear comfortable clothing. We suggest wearing several layers of clothing which can be removed if you get too hot or cold during the examination. No coats or hats are allowed in the test center.

How early should I come to test?

You must check in 20-30 minutes early. Please allow enough time to find Ivy Tech, park your vehicle, and take care of restroom needs. Please be advised that many Certifications have a 5-15 minute check in process before you are seated for the exam.