Testing Center

Vol State has computerized testing centers to serve students, faculty, and community members at all four campuses in Gallatin, Cookeville, Livingston, and Springfield.

Scheduling a Testing Appointment

On-Campus Testing

Click one of the campus links below to schedule an on-campus testing appointment:

Online ETS Proficiency Profile (ETSP) – Graduation Exit Exam

You must wait until your final semester of coursework to take the ETSP. Click here to submit a request to take the ETSP online, without a testing appointment, during your final semester of coursework.

Proctored Exams for Vol State Classes


Some Vol State classes require students to take proctored exams through (1) the Testing Center, (2) the Learning Commons, (3) Honorlock, or (4) other services. It is very important that you consult your course syllabus, eLearn announcements, or instructor emails to determine how your exam(s) will be administered.

If your instructor has directed you to schedule a testing appointment to take a proctored exam through the Testing Center, please click one of the campus links below to schedule an on-campus appointment.

*If your instructor uses HonorLock or another online proctoring service, you may review the Online Proctored Testing Guide for Students, which includes general guidance for online proctored testing, as well as factors and considerations common to all online proctoring methods used by Vol State.


Click here to submit a request for the Testing Center to proctor up to two exams for your online class(es). You may also use this form to submit a request for a make-up exam.

Please submit all proctoring requests at the beginning of the semester, to give the Testing Center time to review all submissions and determine if staffing and seating capacity are sufficient to accommodate your request.  You will receive email notification from Dynamic Forms once your request has been reviewed.

TEAS Assessment for Nursing

Click here to schedule a testing appointment to take the TEAS Assessment online (with Proctorio and Testing Center staff).  Additional information will be emailed to you after you schedule a testing appointment.

What is Required of Examinees Utilizing the Testing Center?

  1. Examinees must schedule a testing appointment in advance, using links posted on the Testing Center website.
  2. Examinees must pay the appropriate test fees, if applicable, prior to testing.
  3. Examinees must present current, unexpired photo identification for entry into the Testing Center. Photocopies, faxes, and smartphone photos of ID's are not acceptable.
  4. Examinees must be aware of the Testing Center's operating hours and allow plenty of time to complete testing before the Center's published closing time.
  5. No food, drink, cell phones, and/or other electronic devices are permitted in the Testing Center.
  6. No children or other adults may accompany examinees into the Testing Center. Children may not be left unattended on campus or in the Center while examinees are testing, and the Center cannot be responsible for children or adults who require care and supervision while examinee is testing.

Academic Accommodations and Supportive Resources

Prior to testing, all currently-enrolled students with disabilities are invited to register for academic accommodations and supportive resources through the Access Center.

Test Security and Academic Dishonesty Policy

The Testing Center supports and adheres to standards for academic honesty outlined in the policy for Student Conduct and Discipline. This policy, along with definitions of academic dishonesty and its consequences, are set forth in the Student Handbook. If a student is observed using unauthorized aids during testing, the Testing Center Staff will:

  • Stop the student’s test and collect the test and all unauthorized aids.
  • Retain the test and all materials as documentation of an invalid test administration.
  • Report the incident, in writing, to the instructor, division dean, appropriate administrator, and/or testing publisher.
  • Inform the student to contact the instructor, if applicable.