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Helpful Links and Resources

This is a guide with helpful links and resources for new and current students.

Testing Center Information

 

Placement Testing for Degree and College Credit Programs

Testing is by appointment only. Students should call the Testing Center at 850-973-9451 to schedule an appointment and pay testing fees by phone at 850-973-1610. Students who wish to test at the Live Oak Location should call 386-364-5093.

Students entering degree programs, taking degree-credit courses, or any level of English, math, or reading courses may be required to take a placement test before registering. ACT, SAT, ACCUPLACER, and PERT are accepted. Exemptions to the placement test requirement can be found in Florida Statute 1008.30.

1008.30 Common placement testing for public postsecondary education(4)(a) A student who entered 9th grade in a Florida public school in the 2003-2004 school year, or any year thereafter, and earned a Florida standard high school diploma or a student who is serving as an active duty member of any branch of the United States Armed Services shall not be required to take the common placement test and shall not be required to enroll in developmental education instruction in a Florida College System institution. However, a student who is not required to take the common placement test and is not required to enroll in developmental education under this paragraph may opt to be assessed and to enroll in developmental education instruction, and the college shall provide such assessment and instruction upon the student's request.

An advisor can provide additional information on developmental education options.

NOTE: Test scores have an expiration date. For more information, contact the testing center.

 

Testing for Career & Workforce Certificate Programs

  • Career Certificates. Students seeking a Career Certificate program of 450 hours or more (Practical Nursing, Advanced Manufacturing and Production Technology, Early Childhood Professional Certificate) complete an entry-level basic skills examination. Assessments used:
    • Form A Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
    • Common placement tests PERT, ACT, SAT, ACCUPLACER with minimum scores that place the student into college level courses for English and math
    • Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS), GOALS 900 Series, 2019
    • 2014 GED Tests with minimum scores of 145 on Reasoning through Language Arts and 145 on Mathematical Reasoning.
    • Exemptions from basic skills exit requirement based on possessing of a college degree at associate in applied science level or higher, successful completion of college coursework, or demonstrated readiness for public postsecondary education will be evaluated by the program advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services.
    • Note: Students applying to limited access programs may be required to take skills assessments as part of program admission criteria.
    • See the College Catalog for more details.
  • Pubic Safety Academy Programs. Students seeking admissions to Public Safety programs (Corrections and Law Enforcement) must take the CJBAT (Florida Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test).

Special Accommodations

If you need any special accommodations, please contact the Disability Resource Center at least 14 days in advance of your testing date. In some cases, approval for standardized testing with accommodations may take longer to arrange. Call the Disability Resource Center at (850) 973-9403 for more information. The TTY telephone number is (850) 973-1611.

Testing Center Location and Contact Information

The Testing Center is located in Building 16. You can contact the Testing Center by phone at 850-973-9451 or by email at testing@nfc.edu.

https://www.nfc.edu/getting-started/testing/

Special Accommodations

If you need any special accommodations, please contact the Disability Resource Center at least 14 days in advance of your testing date. In some cases, approval for standardized testing with accommodations may take longer to arrange. Call the Disability Resource Center at (850) 973-9403 for more information. The TTY telephone number is (850) 973-1611.

PERT Information

The PERT is given several times each week. Tests are given by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call the Testing Center at 850-973-9451.

Students entering degree or college credit certificate programs, or any level of English, math, or reading courses may be required to take a placement test before registering. ACT, SAT, CPT, and PERT are accepted. Test scores are valid for two years.

Exemption from Placement Testing - 1008.30 Common placement testing for public postsecondary education (4)(a) A student who entered 9th grade in a Florida public school in the 2003-2004 school year, or any year thereafter, and earned a Florida standard high school diploma or a student who is serving as an active duty member of any branch of the United States Armed Services shall not be required to take the common placement test and shall not be required to enroll in developmental education instruction in a Florida College System institution. However, a student who is not required to take the common placement test and is not required to enroll in developmental education under this paragraph may opt to be assessed and to enroll in developmental education instruction, and the college shall provide such assessment and instruction upon the student’s request.

An advisor can provide additional information on developmental education options.


PERT Information:

  • PERT testing is available in the NFC Testing Center, Building #16 and at the NFC Live Oak Location.
  • The testing fee is $10 for students who are enrolled or plan to enroll at NFC and $35 for all other purposes. Fees must be paid prior to testing. Call the Business Office at (850) 973-1610 or pay in Building #2.
  • Report to the Testing Center 15 minutes prior to testing.
  • A photo I.D., social security number, and payment receipt are required.
  • Calculators are not permitted.
  • Testing will begin promptly at the designated time. Late arrivals may not be allowed to test.
  • Test results will be available to you immediately.
  • Test results will not be given out over the phone.

Please NOTE: Limited seating is available; you must schedule an appointment for your test. You must also meet the requirements of the PERT testing policy for North Florida College in order to take the exam. NO EXCEPTIONS

 

Retesting and Attempt Limits:

College Credit Students (seeking an AA, AS, or CCC certificate) - Maximum of two attempts prior to registering in classes. Minimum of 24 hours prior to retesting. Students will be allowed a third attempt on the PERT after their initial test scores have expired.

Dual Enrollment Students - Maximum of two attempts per semester. Students should receive remediation from their high school or home school instructor(s) prior to retesting. Minimum of two weeks prior to a second attempt.

High School Students Taking PERT for End of Course (EOC) Requirements - Maximum of three attempts per semester. The student's high school must provide documentation stating that the test is for EOC purposes. Minimum of 24 hours prior to retesting.

TABE Information

Students enrolling in certificate programs may be required to undergo a skill assessment process utilizing the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). The TABE assessment is conducted before enrollment or in the first six weeks of enrollment. For specific test score requirements, see program descriptions. The TABE can also be used to prepare adult students for taking the General Education Diploma (GED) test.

  • TABE testing is available at NFC several times each week.
  • Tests are given by appointment only.
  • The testing fee for the TABE is $10.00 and must be paid at the Business Office (Bldg. 2) prior to testing.
  • Bring your receipt and photo ID to the Testing Center, Building 16, fifteen (15) minutes prior to test time.
  • Please note limited seating is available; you must pre-register for each test.
  • TABE Sample Practice Items are available here. Select Sample Items A.
  • TABE Online Tools Training is available here. Select TABE 11 &12 Topics and Level A.

Cost:

  • Cost per TABE exam is $10

CJBAT Information

The Florida Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) is a requirement for entry into the basic recruit training programs for law enforcement and corrections.

  • The CJBAT at NFC is given several times each week.
  • Register for the CJBAT online by creating an account Pearson VUE. The cost is $39 and payment is made on the Pearson VUE website. When you register, search for "North Florida College" by searching zip code 32340.
  • You will receive a confirmation email after you register.
  • On the day of your test, arrive at least 15 minutes early and bring two forms of ID to the NFC Testing Center, Building 16. Acceptable forms of ID for the CJBAT include a State Driver's License and Social Security Card.
  • Study materials are available here.
  • Contact the NFC Testing Center at (850) 973-9451 or email HudsonN@nfc.edu if you have questions.

Cost:

  • Cost per CJBAT exam is $39
  • Payment is made on the Pearson VUE website

CLEP Information

CLEP - College Level Examination Program

Testing is by appointment only. Space is limited due to social distancing. Students are required to wear a face cover/mask but will be asked to temporarily show their face when checking in. Call the Testing Center at 850-973-9451 to schedule an appointment. CLEP appointments are currently available for NFC students only.

Earn Credit at NFC for What You Already Know!

The College Board College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) can save students time and money, help students fulfill a graduation requirement or advance to higher-level classes.

NFC is an open test site for the CLEP exam. Credit will be awarded to students who receive a passing score and are attending NFC. Credit awarded will be determined by the institution you are attending.

What is CLEP?

CLEP is a series of examinations that allow individuals to earn college credit for what they know, regardless of where they learned it. CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program in the United States. Exams are available in 34 subject areas. 

CLEP exams are 90 minutes with the exception of College Composition, which is 120 minutes. Exams contain multiple-choice questions. CLEP exams are administered on computer. Students receive instant score reports following completion of the exam, except when there is an essay involved.

CLEP Official Website

The CLEP website provides overviews of the exam content, study guides, exam guides with practice questions, and suggested study resources like textbooks and online resources. Visit the Collegeboard for details.

CLEP Exam List and NFC Course Equivalents

A list of the most common CLEP exams accepted at NFC with course equivalents can be found here.

Modern States Education Alliance Free CLEP Review Courses

Modern States offers free online courses designed to prepare students for CLEP exams. They also offer vouchers to cover the cost of taking the CLEP exams. Visit Modern States for details.

Cost:

  • Cost per CLEP exam is $89
  • Optional essay fee $10
  • Administration fee, attending NFC $15
  • Administration fee, other college $25

CIVIC LITERACY RESOURCES

Civic Literacy Resources:

Basic CLEP at NFC Testing Center info.:  https://www.nfc.edu/getting-started/testing/clep/

NFC Course equivalents for CLEP exams:  https://www.nfc.edu/getting-started/testing/clep/clep-exams

Official CLEP/College Board webpage:  https://clep.collegeboard.org/

Modern States free CLEP and AP review courses:  https://modernstates.org/course/

Modern States is one of the study resources recommended by CLEP/College Board, but they are not affiliated with them.

Below are the CLEP/College Board study resources pages for each of the CLEP exams that meet Civic Literacy requirements. I haven’t checked out any of the other study resources personally.

American Government:  https://clep.collegeboard.org/prepare-for-an-exam/study-resources-by-exam/american-government

History of the United States II:  https://clep.collegeboard.org/prepare-for-an-exam/study-resources-by-exam/history-of-the-us-2

GED, AP, and Other Assessments Information

GED® 

The General Educational Development Test (GED Test) was developed by the Council on Education to enable individuals who have not graduated from high school to obtain an equivalency diploma. Students looking to enroll in GED preparation courses and testing should contact your local school district adult education department. The NFC Testing Center does not offer GED testing. The NFC Testing Center offers the TABE test, which can be used to prepare adult students for taking the GED test.


To request your GED Transcript or Diploma

Request your credentials on the GED official website.


 Contact Information  
Hamilton County School District (386) 792-6529
Jefferson County School District (850) 342-0100
Lafayette County School District (386) 294-2446
Madison County School District (850) 973-5022
Suwannee County School District (386) 647-4200
Taylor County School District (850) 838-2545

 

Advanced Placement®

Advanced Placement® (AP) exams are taken after students complete the corresponding AP course in high school. Students who earn required scores on an AP exam may receive college credit for their demonstrated mastery in these college-level subject areas. A minimum score of 3 is needed receive college credit and students must have their official AP Score Reports sent directly to NFC to receive the credit. Students may transfer up to 45 credit hours based on their AP credit-by-examination scores. See the passing scores and credit equivalencies for these assessments (PDF provided by Florida Department of Education). Contact your high school counselor for information about taking a high school course with corresponding AP exam.
 
Order your AP Score Report on the College Board website.

Other Proctored Exams

**Due to limited test availability, the NFC Testing Center is not currently offering proctored exam services for students of other colleges. Please check back later for changes in this status.**

Students attending other colleges or universities may be able to have their exams proctored at NFC. Students interested in this should do the following:

  1. Contact your course instructor or the testing center at the college you are attending to ask about approval for third party proctoring at NFC.
  2. If your instructor or college approves your request, give them the contact information for the NFC Testing Center.
  3. Once NFC has your test and instructions, you may schedule an appointment using the online appointment request form or by calling the Testing Center.
  4. Call the NFC Business Office at 850-973-1610 to pay the $25 proctoring fee.
  5. Bring valid photo identification to your appointment and check for any additional instructions provided directly to you by the Testing Center or your instructor.

Cost:

  • $25 per test session for students attending another college
  • $25 per course for current NFC students taking a transient class