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Columbia MD, 21044
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Academic and Proctoring Services


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For Howard Community College students, the Test Center is available for makeup exams and students requiring modified testing conditions. The Test Center also provides support for non-HCC students needing proctoring services for other colleges or universities. Regardless of whether you are an HCC student or a community member receiving proctoring, we ask you to follow the Test Center rules to ensure you receive accessible, secure and professional services.

HCC Students, Faculty, and Staff are highly encouraged to join our Canvas course for important information and resources.  Click here to join the HCC Test Center Canvas Course.


  • HCC Students- Academic Testing

    Students must request that the instructor send their academic exam to the Test Center, located in RCF, Room 359. Students are highly encourage to schedule an appointment before arriving at the Test Center.  Students will need to confirm the test date(s) and length of exam(s) in order to schedule exams on RegisterBlast.

    If you require Individualized Proctoring Services (IPS) through Disability Support Services, please click here.

     Academic Hours of Operation

    Monday- 9:30AM to 8:00PM*

    Tuesday- 12:00PM to 8:00PM*

    Wednesday- 9:30AM to 8:00PM*

    Thursday- 9:30AM to 8:00PM*

    Friday- 9:30AM to 3:00PM*

    *No new students will be admitted 30 minutes prior to closing

    For testing, staff will enforce the exam deadline given by the instructor.  Please confirm the deadline of the exam with your professor prior to your arrival.  All exams must be turned in to Test Center Staff at the Test Center's posted closing time regardless of exam time limit. 

    If you need assistance scheduling your appointment, please email

    Laurel Testing

    There are currently no proctoring services available at the Laurel Campus.  


  • Non- HCC Students- Proctoring Services

    The Test Center is a member of the National College Testing Association (NCTA) and is part of the Consortium of College Testing Centers. Proctoring services are available for individuals who need to have an exam from another college or university proctored at Howard Community College. Please visit our Certification website if you are interested in taking a certification or licensure exam.

    Proctoring services will be available by appointment only. During peak periods limited proctoring services will be provided.

    Please complete the following steps to utilize our proctoring services:

    1. Send us an email at with your name, phone number and the name of your the institution.
      • Please expect to receive a response from a Test Center representative within 48 hours. 
      • If you do not hear back from us within 48 hours, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
    2. Contact your professor or institution and provide them the link to our required online form found in the email you have received from our Test Center staff.
      • Please note tests are processed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Contact your school at least one week prior to your test date to ensure all testing materials have been received and processed in time for your appointment.
      • Have your college or university contact our Test Center at to provide your test information.
    3. When your testing materials have been received, a Test Center staff member will contact you to schedule an appointment.
    4. Pay a $30 proctoring fee for up to a three hour exam, which is due before testing.  Exams exceeding three hours in testing will incur additional fees. Contact the Howard Community College Cashier's Office at 443-518-1862 to pay over the phone.
    5. Follow Howard Community College's policies and procedures when on campus.
  • Test Center Rules

    When using the Test Center, Howard Community College students, community members, and other individuals must follow the Test Center rules:

    • Starting March 22, 2022 face coverings will be optional. Please adhere to the College Protocols, Policies and Procedures regarding Covid-19.
    • Present a current school or government-issued picture ID. School ID cards must have the current year or an expiration date. Government issued ID cards cannot be expired and must have a recent picture.
    • Provide the name of the instructor teaching the course. Provide the name of the course and section number. Know the title of the exam (example: Test #3).
    • Place all personal items in lockers, including books, notes, pens, pencils, calculators, cell phones, electronic devices, purses, lip balm, watches, wallets, and keys.
    • All pockets must be empty and cell phones must be powered OFF.
    • Please note that no food or beverages are allowed in the testing rooms.
    • Please note that once students begin testing, they are not permitted to leave the Test Center Suite without completing and submitting their exam.
    • Remove all listening or recording devices from your person. 
    • Remove all hats and head coverings, unless worn for religious or medical reasons. Regardless of the reason for headwear allowance, the tester's ears must be shown to a testing administrator in a private setting to ensure that no recording or listening devices are present.
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