Exams Offered In-Person

The Center for Testing and Career Certification offers a variety of exams for undergraduate and graduate students at Florida International University and the local south Florida community. Testing services are provided at both the Modesto Maidique Campus and Biscayne Bay Campus. Exams are offered in-person as well as remote.
  • ACT On-Campus

    About FIU’s ACT On-Campus Testing 

    ACT On-Campus Testing is conducted at FIU for students who are applying to FIU and are unable to take the ACT on a national test date. Test takers who do not intend to attend FIU are not allowed to take the ACT On-Campus at this institution.

    FIU ACT On-Campus Test Dates At a Glance

    Biscayne Bay CampusModesto Maidique Campus
    Wednesday, January 25, 2023Thursday, January 26, 2023
    *Subject to change


    Registration Procedures

    1. Review all ACT On-Campus information and Center for Testing and Career Certification policies that follow. FIU strongly recommends that test takers go to the ACT website to obtain the most current information regarding ACT policies prior to completing the registration process.
    2. To make accommodated testing arrangements, submit written documentation of a documented disability from the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at least two weeks prior to your scheduled test date. Visit the DRC website for more information at drc.fiu.edu.
    3. Test-takers must register at least 48 hours before the intended test date.
    4. Register for the FIU ACT On-Campus test.
    5. After completing the registration process, check your email for the test registration confirmation sent to you by the registration software (RegisterBlast). The test registration confirmation is required and must be presented on the test day of your exam.

    Test Day

    • You must arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. Test takers arriving late will not be admitted.
    • At least one form of identification is required. Your identification must conform to ACT On-Campus acceptable use, identification policy. Review the ACT identification policy here: http://www.act.org/the-act/id
    • Bring the test registration confirmation sent to your email by the registration software (RegisterBlast).
    • You must bring and use your own calculator for the ACT Mathematics Test only. Review the ACT calculator policy here: http://www.act.org/calculator-policy.html

    Re-Test Policy

    You may not repeat ACT on-Campus testing within 60 days of your previous testing.


    • No Student Reports or High School Reports are generated, and you may not request additional score reports for any other institution.
    • Scores from FIU’s ACT On-Campus Testing are only valid at Florida International University and, cannot be transferred by transcript or other means to any other institution or agency.
    • ACT On-Campus testing scores do not meet requirements for NCAA initial eligibility.


  • Certiport Certifications

    Certiport certifications provide students and professionals with an industry-leading assessment of skills, knowledge, and understanding of their area of interest. Students who become certified will be better prepared for college and career success.   

    Important Registration and Payment Information   

    1. Visit the Certiport website before your test day to create an account, choose an exam, and pay for the voucher. On the day of your exam, have your payment voucher available. 
    2. After visiting the Certiport website, register to take a certification exam with the Center for Testing and Career Certification by clicking here.
  • CLEP

    Earn College Credits With CLEP

    The College-Level Examination Program® or CLEP provides students of any age with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses. There are 2,900 colleges, including FIU, that grant credit and/or advanced standing for CLEP exams.

    Appointments for the CLEP are available regularly throughout the semester. The cost of the examination is $130 (this includes a $90 testing fee and a $40 registration fee).

    Register For An Exam

    CLEP at FIU

    Credit earned through the CLEP examination will reflect as lower-division transfer credit. While CLEP credits may be used to fulfill requirements, they will NOT increase the total counting towards graduation if you are already receiving the maximum number of lower-division transfer credits allowed by your academic major. If you are a senior in your last 30 credits at FIU, you must discuss the transfer of CLEP credits with your academic department. 

    To view FIU’s credit equivalency table, click here. 

    Free CLEP-Prep Courses Available Online

    A series of free, online, prep courses in select CLEP subjects is now available through the Modern States Education Alliance. These courses are taught by college professors and delivered online via the Modern States Website. All the courses are free, as are any required textbooks and other materials.

    The CLEP-PREP courses are self-paced, and there are no prerequisites or restrictions on enrolling. Participants do not have to register for a CLEP exam, however, to earn college credit upon completion of the course, participants must take the corresponding exam and achieve a qualifying score (CLEP-notes, 2016). Always consult with your Academic Advisor prior to taking a CLEP exam.
    A prep course for every CLEP exam is now available.

  • CompTIA

    CompTIA certification exams provide IT skills that are in great demand by employers. Candidates may use CompTIA’s certifications as a starting, middle, or endpoint on their IT career roadmapClick here to view the menu of CompTIA certifications.

    CompTIA Examination Process

    1. Prepare to take the CompTIA certification.
    2. Purchase an exam to receive a voucher number and exam code.
    3. Schedule to take the exam using the voucher and code.
    4. Arrive and take the exam at the designated testing center.

    Fees and Methods of Payment

    Current Florida International University students, faculty, and staff can benefit from our CompTIA Academy partner relationship by purchasing exam vouchers at a discounted price directly through CompTIA. At checkout, you must provide eligibility information that will be validated regarding yourself and the school you attend. The academic .edu email domain is no longer needed for verification in order to purchase the voucher at the discounted price.
    Non-FIU students will need to purchase exam vouchers through CompTIA.

    FIU Exam Location

    CompTIA exams are offered at the Center for Testing and Career Certification:

    Florida International University
    11200 SW 8th Street
    Green Library (GL) Room 120
    Miami, Florida 33199
    United States
    Phone: 305-348-2441

    Exam Scheduling

    To create an account and to schedule an exam, visit Pearson VUE.

    Picture Identification

    I understand that I must bring a valid government or state-issued identification. The identification must be valid and current, must bear your full name, and must contain a photograph and signature.

  • DSST

    Any individual who is seeking college credit for knowledge gained outside the traditional classroom can attempt DSST exams. In addition to the considerable cost savings realized by college students, adult learners, high school students, or military personnel, successfully completing DSST exams allow students to significantly accelerate their academic goals toward degree completion.

    Get more information on DSST course equivalencies and credit-by-exam tables

    Get more detailed information about the DSST program, including access to online practice exams. 

    View DSST exam content outlines and sample questions.

    Appointments for the DSST are available regularly throughout the semester. The cost of the examination is $130 (this includes a $100 DSST fee and a $30 testing center administrative fee). 

    Active Duty and Veteran Military Members

    DSST exams enable military personnel to advance their educational and academic goals even while in the service. At Florida International University, as a Fully Funded DSST Test Center, eligible military members and eligible spouses are able to have the Test Center sitting fee waived (first attempt only) for any of the given DSST exams.

    Important Instructions Prior to Testing

    1. Create an account with DSST by visiting the DSST website.
    2. Identify the four-digit code for the college where you want your score to be sent. You will need it on the day that you take your exam.   
    3. Register with the FIU Center for Testing and Career Certification

    DSST Principles of Public Speaking Candidates

    Candidates who are taking DSST Principles of Public Speaking please, contact the testing center office to complete the registration process.

  • FCB

    The Florida Certification Board (FCB) offers programs for health and human services professions. FCB certifies and ensures that professionals in the child welfare, mental health, and addiction fields meet current education, training, experience, and testing criteria.

    Register to Take Exam at BBC

    Directions to Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC)

    Register to Take Exam at MMC

    Directions to Modesto Maidique Campus (MMC)

  • FCLE

    If you were admitted to FIU beginning Fall of 2018 but prior to Summer B of 2021, you may meet the Civic Literacy requirement by successfully passing either POS 2041 American Government or AMH 2020 Introductory Survey Since 1877
    By achieving the standard score on one of the following assessments:

    • AP Government and Politics: United States with a score of 3 or higher
    • AP United States History with a score of 4 or higher
    • CLEP: American Government with a score of 50 or higher


    By taking the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Test-Civics (U.S. history and government) with supplemental questions (CIV2222) with a score of 60 or higher

    If you were admitted to FIU beginning Summer B of 2021 or thereafter, you may meet the Civic Literacy requirement by successfully passing either POS 2041 American Government or AMH 2020 Introductory Survey Since 1877

    By achieving the standard score on one of the following assessments:

    • *AP Government and Politics: United States with a score of 3 or higher
    • *AP United States History with a score of 4 or higher
    • *CLEP: American Government with a score of 50 or higher
    • CAMBRIDGE AICE History, US History, c 1789-1917 (AS-Level) with a score of A-E
    • IB History: History of America with a score of 5-7

    • By taking the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Test-Civics (U.S. history and government) with supplemental questions (CIV2222) with a score of 60 or higher
    • 2021 Florida Civic Literacy Exam (FCLE - In person) with a score of 60 or higher (80 questions) 

    *Achieving the AP and CLEP scores as described above, satisfies the Civic Literacy requirement (both course and assessment).

    Click below to visit FIU's Transfer and Transition Services to learn more about Florida's Civic Literacy Competency Requirement.

    Transfer and Transition Services

    About the FCLE

    The FCLE assesses students' civic literacy competency. The four domains and their competency areas include:

    • Understanding of the basic principles and practices of American democracy and how they are applied in our republican form of government.
    • An understanding of the United States Constitution and its application.
    • Knowledge of the founding documents and how they have shaped the nature and functions of our institutions of self-government.
    • An understanding of landmark Supreme Court cases, landmark legislation and landmark executive actions and their impact on law and society.

    Preparing for an FCLE – I
    n-person test:

    1. Report to the testing center of your choice (MMC or BBC) on the day of your appointment.
    2. Lack of proper identification at the time of check-in will result in denial of admission to the test session.
    3. The exam will begin once check-in has been completed. Excessively late arrivals may not be allowed to test and may be required to request a new appointment.
    4. A valid, unexpired form of identification is required to be admitted for testing. Listed below are the acceptable forms of identification:
    • Government-issued driver's license
    • Government-issued photo identity cards 
    • U.S. Military ID
    • Government Issued Passport or Passport Card
    • Naturalization card 
    • Student ID

    What will the test look like?

    Practice tests and sample test materials are provided to enable users to become familiar with the functionality and item types that students will encounter in the Test Delivery System. Please use the instructions below to help navigate to a practice test session.

    1. Navigate to the FCLE Website
    2. Under (Prepare your Student) select “Practice Test.
    3. Click the green "Sign in" button.
    4. For "Student Grade Level" select "30" in the drop-down menu.
    5. Under the "End of Course (EOC)" section, select the "Start Civics EOC Practice Test."
    6. Choose your settings.
    7. Click the Select" button.
    8. Click the "Begin Test Now" button.

    FCLE Review Materials

    It is recommended that you review the FCLE Review Material before taking the exam. Click on the links:

    Register for an FCLE - In-person test

    Appointments are required for testing. We are only providing in-person FCLE testing currently. Click below to register and pay for your FCLE exam. By clicking on a campus location below I am also indicating that this is my campus of choice. 

    Additional Information

    • The FCLE has 80 multiple-choice questions. The test is divided into four sections each containing 20 questions (American Democracy, United States Constitution, Founding Documents, and Landmark Impact on Law and Society).
    • The passing score is 48 out of 80 (60%).
    • There is no time limit; however, the FCLE takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete.
    • Scratch paper is only permitted if it's documented as a testing accommodation.

    Retaking the FCLE

    A retake requires a 24-hour waiting period between exams (based on appointment availability).

  • FLATS (In-Person)

    Earn Foreign Language Credits with FLATS 

    The Center for Testing and Career Certification (CTCC) has partnered with Brigham Young University (BYU) to offer online tests for many languages. (NEW) You can now earn foreign language credits in addition to satisfying your foreign language requirement by attaining a pass on any of the FLATS exams. To view the complete list of FLATS exams, click here. All tests have a listening, reading, and grammar component and cover the equivalent of the first three semesters of a given language. The tests are multiple-choice. All tests are on a pass/fail basis. Students are allowed two and a half hours to complete their tests. To view FIU’s credit equivalency table,  click here. 

    The total cost of the FLATS exam is $115 separated into two easy steps: $50 fee payable to (BYU) FLATS, and $65 payable to Florida International University.

    Step 1:

    BYU Registration Instructions 

    For the FLATS IN-PERSON (Modesto Maidique Campus only), first enter the FIU proctor information listed below.

    Name: Ira Pinera 
    Department: Center for Testing and Career Certification 
    Educational Institution: Florida International University 
    Address: 11200 SW 8 Street, GL 120 
    City, State Zipcode: Miami, FL 33199 
    Phone: 305-348-2441 
    Email: testing@fiu.edu 
    Confirm Email: testing@fiu.edu 

    For Sending Results to your School please input the following.

    Name: Dwight Nimblett 
    Department: Center for Testing and Career Certification 
    University: Florida International University 
    Address: 11200 SW 8 Street, GL 120 
    City, State Zip: Miami, FL 33199 
    Phone: 305-348-2441 
    Email: testing@fiu.edu 

    Should you need any further assistance with registering for the test, please contact BYU (FLATS) at (801) 422-3512. 

    Step 2:

    FIU Registration Instructions 

    When BYU approves your request, they will send you an email that contains the confirmation number and password you will need in order to test. At this point, you MUST navigate to the Center for Testing and Career Certification's website and complete the following steps: 

    1. Select Register for an exam on the website’s main menu.
    2. Scroll down and select Modesto Maidique Campus under the "Schedule Your Exam" section.
    3. Under ‘choose group’ select FLATS.
    4. Under ‘choose your exam’ select FLATS Exam ($65 FIU administrative fee).
    5. Choose a date and time for your exam.
    6. Complete the registration process.

    This FLATS exam administration will take place in person at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library GL 120.

    The Florida Teacher Certification Examinations/Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FTCE/FELE) program allows Florida’s prospective educators to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in the areas of general knowledge, professional education competence, educational leadership, and/or subject area knowledge. FIU students, please visit the FTCE-FELE Pearson site for more information.

    Examination Process 
    For prospective candidate information regarding FTCE/FELE test options, location, registration, preparation, and alternative testing arrangements visit http://www.fl.nesinc.com/index.asp

    FIU Exam Location 

    FTCE/FELE exams are offered at the MMC Center for Testing and Career Certification: 

    Florida International University 
    11200 SW 8th Street 
    Green Library (GL)  Room 120 
    Miami, Florida 33199 
    United States 
    Phone: 305-348-2116

    Picture Identification 
    I understand that I must bring a valid government or state-issued identification. The identification must be valid and current, must bear your full name, and must contain a photograph and signature. 

  • GITS

    Gainesville Independent Testing Service (GITS) is a provider of licensing and certification examinations for regulatory agencies (municipal/county government), trade organizations, and various industries.

    Appointments for GITS exams are available at the Biscayne Bay Campus.

    For information regarding scheduling a GITS exam please email gitsllc@gitsllc.net or call 1-800-997-2129.

  • NTN

    National Testing Network directly contracts with public safety departments across the country to test candidates for jobs. Once a candidate completes this simple process, information and test scores will be sent directly to each department.

    Exams offered:

    Corrections – REACT
    Emergency Communications – ECOMM 
    Firefighter – FireTEAM 
    Juvenile Corrections – IMPACT 
    Law Enforcement – Frontline National 
    Transit Operator - START

    Register for the exam on the official site.

  • Prov

    Prov offers an advanced online assessment platform including secured electronic test delivery, online exams, paper-pencil exams, and examination services that focus on the delivery of occupational licensing and certifications.

    Test candidates are required to provide a valid government or state-issued identification. The identification must be current, bear your full name, signature, and contain a photograph with your likeness. Appointments for Prov exams are available at the Biscayne Bay campus.

    For information regarding scheduling a Prov exam, visit www.provexam.com or call 866.720.7768

  • SAT

    The SAT is designed to assess your academic readiness for college. The exam provides a path to opportunities, financial support, and scholarships, in a way that’s fair to all students. The SAT keeps pace with what colleges are looking for today, measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century.

    View test preparation resources and additional SAT information.

  • Meazure Learning (formerly Scantron)

    Scantron provides testing and training design, development, and delivery services to certification and licensure organizations, corporations, educational institutions, government agencies, and trade and professional associations. Candidates, please visit https://www.scantron.com for more information.

    To register and schedule with Scantron, please visit https://www.meazurelearning.com/candidate-services

  • TEAS

    Test of Essential Academic Skills

    The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is a multiple-choice scholastic aptitude assessment used to measure entry-level skills and abilities of potential nursing program students. It is a four-part exam consisting of the following areas:

    • Reading Comprehension
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • English Skills

    The TEAS is offered on a computer at various times during the semester. A $120 test fee is required upon registration.

    View TEAS review materials.

    Register for the TEAS

    If you are applying to the  FIU Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences, you must consult with an academic advisor to determine whether you are required to take the TEAS for admission to your program.

    For additional information, contact the Center for Testing and Career Certification:

    Modesto MaidiqueGL 120305-348-2441
    Biscayne BayAC1 160305-919-4043
    Click here to register  and pay for your TEAS exam.