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Test Center - Professional Testing Services


Professional Certification

Summer Hours

Monday9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Pearson VUE Testing

The Test Center offers industry based information technology exams and the GED exam via Pearson VUE. The Test Center does not make appointments for IT based exams or the GED exam. These appointments are scheduled directly by contacting the appropriate vendor. Pearson VUE services Cisco Systems, Novell, and Citrix. For a complete listing of vendor testing and schedules please visit the Pearson VUE website.

  • The Test Center offers the GED test on the computer Monday through Thursday.
  • HCC also offers GED exam preparation classes through Continuing Education, click here for more information
  • To register and schedule for the GED exam click here.


Castle WorldwideTesting

Castle Worldwide is a provider of high-quality testing services for corporations, government agencies, educational institutions and trade and professional associations. Castle Worldwide is one of the nation's leading certification and licensure testing companies. More than 80 organizations utilize Castle for their testing, training, learning, and certification programs.

The Test Center does not make appointments for Castle exams. These appointments are scheduled directly by contacting Castle at their website

Iso-Quality Testing (IQT)

Iso-Quality Testing (IQT) provides secure, user-friendly, high quality, reasonably-priced computer-based testing for candidates seeking certification from one of the many credentialing bodies around the country that IQT represents.

The Test Center does not make appointments for IQT exams. These appointments are scheduled directly by contacting IQT at their website.

Certiport Testing

Certiport offers certification testing in Adobe Certified Associate (ACA), Autodesk Certified User (ACU), CompTIA Strata, HP Accredited Technical Associate (HPATA), Internet and Computer Core Certification (IC3), Intuit Quickbooks(QBC), Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA). 

Microsoft Office Specialist 2010 (MOS) is the official Microsoft Office certification for desktop productivity. Certification is available in Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Access, Sharepoint, OneNote, Word Expert and Excel Expert.

  • Certiport examinations must be scheduled in advance.  To make an appointment to take a Certiport examination, please call the Test Center at the phone number listed below.
  • Certiport exam fees must be paid via the Certiport website.
  • A proctoring fee is payable directly to the Howard Community College’s Cashier’s office (room RCF213) on the second floor of the RCF building. An official voucher will be issued to you by the Cashier's Office and must be presented at the time of the exam administration. The exams are generally offered year-round, except during final exam weeks and peak periods of placement testing. 
  • For additional information or to pay for your examination click here for the Certiport website.

Contact Us!
Test Center
Howard Community College — RCF-359
Phone: 443-518-1280
Fax: 443-518-4257

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  • Test Center Announcments

    Due to construction, make sure to leave yourself enough time to find parking!  We want to make sure you have the full time to complete your test, so please plan on up to an hour to find parking and arrive at the Test Center.  Click here to learn about parking options and our Dragon Wagon Shuttle!

  • Summer hours begin on May 26, 2015.  Academic hours are as follows: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 9:30AM-7:00PM; Tuesdays 12:00PM-7:00PM and Fridays 9:30AM-3:00PM.  Placement hours are as follows: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 9:00AM-6:00PM; Tuesdays 1:00PM-6:00PM and Fridays 9:00AM-3:00PM. All Math Retests must be started by 5:00PM

  • The Test Center will be open early (9:00am) on the following Tuesdays for Placement Testing:  May 19, May 26, June 9 & July 7.

  • Contact Us
  • Location: Rouse Company Foundation Student Services Building - Third Floor - Room 359 and Room 366
    Phone: 443-518-1280