Current photo identification required for all tests. Requirements for photo ID include:
- Brightpoint College ID with photo. Other college IDs are also acceptable.
- U.S. DMV issued photo IDs.
- U.S. Passports with photo and valid date.
- Non-US students with a foreign passport must have documentation in English.
- Military ID with photo.
For students taking the Virginia Placements Tests, you will first need to complete a Brightpoint Application. Students will need to bring their student ID number with them to the Testing Center. ID numbers can be found by logging into SIS.
- Only testers are allowed in the testing room.
- Children are not permitted in the testing area; please make other arrangements before coming to test.
- All belongings must be placed in an available locker or left in your car. Locker space is limited, so we suggest only bringing those items your need to take the test.
- Food and drink are not allowed in the testing center.
- All outside garments (i.e. coats/jackets, hats, scarves) and weather apparel (sunglasses, gloves) must be removed and placed in the area designated by the proctor. Provisions can be made for specific religious/cultural apparel.
- You may not have any electronic or recording devices at your desk, in your pockets, or anywhere you can reach them during testing, even if they are turned off or you do not use them.
- It is strongly recommended that you lock all of your belongings in your vehicle prior to testing.
- You may not leave the room during your test session. [Proctor must be notified, or test will be closed.]
- Monitoring software will be used to view your desktop while you are taking a test.
- A snapshot can be taken of your monitor screen for incident reporting.
- On rare occasions, power outages, server outages, or weather problems can force us to close without warning. We recommend that you plan to take your tests well before submission deadlines.
Schedule your in-person and virtual testing appointment via EAB Navigate-Student. All students taking online and hybrid courses that require on-campus testing need to know the following:
- Appointments are required and should be scheduled 24-hours in advance. Sundays and holidays are not considered an advance notice.
- You can choose whether to take your test on-campus at the Chester or Midlothian Campus.
- Virtual option (live proctoring via Zoom) is offered for students who can’t make it to campus for testing.
- Walk-ins are only accepted if time and space allow – this includes Virtual Testing.
- Only 3 no-shows and cancellations are allowed per semester.
- Students should arrive at least 10 minutes early for their appointments. If you will be arriving late or need to reschedule, please email or call the Testing Center. Late arrivals may be asked to sign an exam time waiver form, or in some cases, will need to reschedule.
- Last minute request may not be honored.
- Your instructor will give you specific testing requirements and let you know when your test must be taken. However, keep in mind that the Testing Services Department may not be administering tests every day during this period. For example, the testing centers are closed on Sundays.
- No test will be given after the test due date specified without written authorization from your instructor.
- All academic exams must be started at least 1 hour prior to closing, unless special circumstances have been approved by the Testing Center.
- All tests must conclude by the Testing Center’s designated closing time. It is your responsibility to schedule your test with enough time to finish your test before closing.
What to Bring
- A photo ID is required for all testing.
- Students must know or bring usernames and passwords necessary for any online testing program accessed for their exam.
- Ask your instructor about what is required for your test. Pens, pencils, and scratch paper are provided. Calculators, scantron forms, and headphones are limited and provided on an as-needed basis.
Respondus is an academic technology company that provides assessment tools for learning systems.
Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within a learning management system to prevent students from printing, copying, going to another URL, or accessing other applications during an assessment.
Respondus Monitor is an automated proctoring feature that can be turned on when using the LockDown Browser that uses a student’s webcam and video analytics to prevent cheating during non-proctored exams.
Getting started with Respondus
- Introduction to Respondus LockDown Browser for Students [Video: 2 minutes]
- Respondus Download and Guidelines
- Respondus Student Quick Start Guide
If you need a computer with Respondus Monitor, you can walk-in at either testing center, contact us by email at email@example.com, or go to computer labs and classrooms Monday – Thursday from 7:45 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Chester Campus Moyar Hall, M211; Midlothian Campus Eliades Hall, E309.
Zoom is a web conferencing tool that can assist with the live proctoring of exams.
Preparing for your Zoom Test Session
Steps to setup Zoom before your testing appointment
- Download Latest version of Zoom
- Run test here: https://www.zoom.us/test. Familiarize yourself with Zoom features.
- Complete all technical configuration – Technical Requirements
- Students must ensure they have reliable internet connection. Check internet connection speed by visiting Zoom's suggested third-party bandwidth tester, Speedtest.
What is ProctorU?
ProctorU provides secure live and automated online proctoring services.
To schedule a virtually proctored test via ProctorU, contact your instructor.
If you are a test-taker, ProctorU allow you the convenience of taking a test from a private study room or from the comfort of your own home.
All you need in order to take your exam with ProctorU is:
- A strong Internet connection
- A working webcam
- A functioning microphone
- A private, quiet and well-lit area · ProctorU account (create a student account here!)
If you still have questions, please visit ProctorU’s Test-Taker Resource Center or FAQ page for students. For tech support create a ticket through the support center, or by phone at 855-772-8678.
Requests for proctored exams and proctors must be approved by Brightpoint Community College. The college reserves the right to reject proctor requests for any reason. All proctor requests must be received at least 3 business days in advance.
The Testing Center will coordinate proctoring services for Brightpoint students who need to use an offsite proctor due to residing outside of the area, are active duty and deployed service members, students needing an accommodation based on a disability that prevents them from traveling to a college testing center or a documented mitigating circumstance preventing you from coming to campus.
Students requesting testing accommodations are advised to send a current Individualized Accommodation Plan to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact a testing proctor to discuss their needs well in advance of the proposed test date with the offsite proctor.
Who can serve as a Proctor? As required by Brightpoint Community College’s Testing Center, acceptable proctors include: college testing center staff members, college or university administrators, faculty members, counselors and professional librarians. Students in the military may use a military education or test control officer.
Who cannot serve as a proctor? Proctors may not be a student’s relative, friend, employer, co-worker, or neighbor regardless of titles or positions they may hold. Students cannot have any personal relationship with their proctor.
Complete a proctor form to reserve an offsite proctor.
The Testing Center offers limited services to non-Brightpoint students. Students from other community colleges in Virginia, Old Dominion University Online, and Richard Bland College may take proctored exams for online courses at the Brightpoint Midlothian and Chester Testing Centers with prior approval. We do not provide proctoring services for other colleges.
Please submit either your school’s proctor form to email@example.com or complete our proctor registration form to schedule an appointment based on Testing Center’s hours of operation. Students are expected to follow the Testing Center’s policy and procedures.
Brightpoint Testing Center works to ensure that appropriate testing accommodations (extended time, distraction reduce, etc.) are provided for students who are eligible for services. Please follow the scheduling guidelines below.
Students must discuss testing needs and accommodations with their instructor prior to scheduling a test appointment and request that their testing information be sent to the testing center. Students will receive an email notification prompting them to schedule after their instructor has submitted the required testing information to the Testing Center. (Please Note: Scheduling your exam through Navigate does not guarantee your selected exam date and time.) The Testing Center will review your request and testing information sent by the instructor and send a confirmation approving your date and time requested.
Appointments can be scheduled from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday-Thursday and 8:00 am to 1:30 pm on Friday and Saturday with a 48-hour advance notice. Later time slots will need approval.
To request a reservation to take a proctored test with Brightpoint Testing Center using your accommodations, please Schedule via Navigate. Photo identification is required for all testing.
When scheduling a testing appointment, provide Brightpoint’s Testing Center with the following Information:
- Instructor's Name
- Course name and section #
- Test name
- Format: paper/pencil or computer based (All paper exams will be administered on campus)
- Length of time
The Testing Center will provide testing services to students who need to make up tests that they missed during regular class time. Students taking in-person courses will receive an email notification to schedule your test appointment via Navigate. Students taking online courses will be notified by their instructor that you can schedule your make-up test appointment via the Distant Education Testing Services Portal.
To take a make-up test in the Testing Center:
- Contact your instructor to see if they will allow you to complete a make-up exam.
- If your instructor approves your request to test at the Testing center, they will submit the exam and the instructions using the Make-Up Test Instructions Form (in-person courses) or grant an extension via Testing Services Portal (online courses). Please check email and spam folders for notifications.
- If you need assistance with scheduling, please call or email firstname.lastname@example.org or assistant coordinator at email@example.com.
Brightpoint Community College has partnered with Pearson VUE business to deliver exams and provide the highest levels of service to our students using state-of-the-art technology.
Currently enrolled Brightpoint students, including dual enrolled and concurrent students, are eligible to take a Pearson Vue exam at the Testing Center.
Register with Pearson Vue
First-time test takers must create a Pearson VUE web account. Please note that account creation may require up to 24 hours. You will be notified by email when your account is activated. Students are not able to schedule a testing appointment directly with Pearson Vue/Exam Sponsor to test at Brightpoint. We are not listed on their sites.
Pricing varies for each exam program and sponsor. Students must purchase their vouchers from Pearson Vue Voucher Store before scheduling a test appointment. Please reach out to Testing Center Staff if you need assistance purchasing a voucher or would like to see if any discounts are offered for certain exams, such as CompTIA.
Scheduling and Location
Students must schedule test appointments via EAB Navigate – Student. Please follow instructions in appointment details. Do not go to Pearson Vue or the exam sponsor site to schedule. If you are having issues using the scheduling system, please call (804) 594-1555 or email the Testing Center to schedule your appointment.
After a Testing Center Specialist schedules your test, Pearson VUE will send a confirmation by email listing your test date, your testing time, and testing center information.
All Pearson Vue testing is done at the Midlothian Testing Center in Trailblazer Hall, Room 215.
Pearson Vue Testing Hours:
Monday and Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Appointments are not offered during final exams.
Two forms of identification must be presented at the time of the test. Approved IDs are based on the requirements set by Pearson Vue and Exam Sponsors (CompTIA). See various certification exams and GED testing requirements.
Preparing for the Test
Pearson Vue helps prepare testing candidates with courseware, scenario-based labs, practice tests and more. Get your prep materials today.
Some test programs may offer exam prep materials directly, too. Check out your exam program’s homepage to find out more.
The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) gives you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know, by earning qualifying scores on any one or more of the 34 CLEP examinations.
A total of 2,900 colleges and universities in the United States, including Brightpoint, will recognize your comprehensive subject knowledge acquired through independent or prior study, on-the-job training, professional development, cultural pursuits, or internships. Please note, however, that CLEP examinations with an optional essay are not given at Brightpoint.
You may find out more general information about CLEP and download a free CLEP tutorial online or calling 1-800-257-9558.
Any student currently enrolled at Brightpoint or another Virginia community college, concurrent students, ODU Online, and Brightpoint alumni may take a CLEP test at Brightpoint.
Each CLEP test taken at Brightpoint costs $90, and you must pay when you register for your test.
Registering for the Test
Register and pay your exam fees online. When you register, you must select who should receive your test scores and answer background questions. Testing Centers at Brightpoint do not create registrations or collect payment for exam fees.
After you register and pay, you will receive an automated e-mail confirming your registration and alerting you to print the registration ticket along with other pre/post-test day reminders. A CLEP registration is valid for six months. The expiration date will be printed on your ticket. This registration ticket also acts as a voucher and will need to be printed in advance and presented to the Testing Center on the day of your scheduled appointment.
Scheduling the Test
CLEP test appointments must be scheduled at least 72 hours prior to desired testing time and date. Appointments can be scheduled Monday through Thursday from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, and Friday and Saturday for 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM. CLEP exams are not offered during Finals week. Summer hours may change.
Candidates requesting testing accommodations are advised to contact a test administrator to discuss their needs well in advance of their proposed test date. If you are a student with a disability that prevents you from signing up for a CLEP test via https://clep.collegeboard.org/register-for-an-exam, please contact CLEP Services at 1-800-257-9588 before proceeding with registration.
Taking the Test
CLEP tests are administered at the Midlothian Campus Testing Center and Chester Campus Testing Center during pre-arranged times. A photo ID must be presented at the time of the test.
Preparing for the Test
The CLEP Official Study Guide is the only CLEP study guide with sample questions for all CLEP exams. It contains descriptions of the exams, sample questions and answers for each exam, test-taking tips, and more. You can order the guide at the College Board’s web site.
If you are taking a CLEP test which is the equivalent of a class taught at Brightpoint, you can obtain a copy of the textbook used for that course from the bookstore and use that as basis for reviewing for the CLEP examination.
The ATI TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) test must be taken by students interested in entering Brightpoint’s nursing program.
Spring nursing application period: February 1-28 (for consideration for admission to the nursing program in August).
Fall Application Period: September 1-30 (for consideration for admission to the nursing program in January).
Only onsite testing is allowed for TEAS. Appointments must be scheduled 48 hours (about 2 business days) in advance of the desired testing date and time. Students from other VCCS schools, Richard Bland, ODU Online and Southside College (Southside Regional Hospital) may take the TEAS at Brightpoint only if they plan to apply to Brightpoint's nursing program. You must apply to Brightpoint before scheduling the TEAS. TEAS testing is not offered during exam/final weeks.
Midlothian Testing Center: 8:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and 8:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday. No TEAS testing on Tuesdays. Summer hours may change.
Chester Testing Center: 8:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and 8:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday. No TEAS testing on Tuesdays. Summer hours may change.
A valid photo ID is required.
Note: Please keep in mind that only 3 no-shows and cancellations will be allowed per semester. Students will be allowed three missed appointments before needing permission from the assistant coordinator to reschedule. Students are expected to arrive on time for their test appointments and give 24-hours advance notice if you are unable to make your appointment due to unforeseen circumstances by either emailing us or calling the Testing Center.
Information for Students
Students are allowed to take the ATI TEAS test two times prior to applying. A third attempt is allowed after a 6-month waiting period. A total of 3 attempts are allowed for each version of the test (ATI Version 7 - current version). On July 1, 2023, TEAS cost will increase to $70 per exam.
Preparing for the Test
NAS 2, Foundations of Life Sciences, is offered as an open course and test out exam at Brightpoint becoming Brightpoint. NAS 2 is a FREE open online course intended to help students acquire the knowledge needed to be successful in Human Anatomy and Physiology I (BIO 141). Starting in Spring 2022, BIO 141 has a prerequisite that requires students to successfully complete NAS 2 (with a 70% or better on the final test out exam) or earn a C or better in General Biology I (BIO 101). Students will be unable to take BIO 141 without first satisfying the required prerequisite.
NAS 2 presents basic biological and chemical concepts for students interested in the health sciences. The NAS 2 course is available online through Canvas and you can complete it at your own pace and schedule. The NAS 2 course offers support and information to prepare for the NAS 2 test out Exam. Students are encouraged to complete the instructional modules in Canvas before taking the test out exam, but it is not a requirement to do so.
Students currently enrolled at Brightpoint (becoming Brightpoint) in majors that require BIO 141.
Registration for Course
Students can self-enroll in the NAS 2 Open Course and Test Out Exam. The self-enroll link has also been emailed to current students in majors that require BIO 141. If you need assistance enrolling in the course, please reach out to either Advising or the Testing Center. You do not need an access code to enroll, only to take the test out exam. This access code will be entered by the testing proctor on exam day.
Taking the Test
Students can take the test out exam remotely or in-person at Chester or Midlothian Testing Center. 90 minutes is allotted for the exam. Students may take the test as many times as they want but must wait 24 hours between tests. Photo ID required.
Support for this course can be found through the Academic Resource Center, the ARC. Tutoring is available, in-person, after-hours, and online through Zoom.
Results will be posted in SIS within 48 hours of completing the exam. Passing this test with a 70% or higher will allow students to enroll in BIO 141. If a student does not score above 70%, they are advised to return to the modules, relearn the material, and attempt the test out again.
ACCUPLACER ESL is an untimed, computerized test that helps the college evaluate your skills and place you into appropriate courses. It consists of five components: Sentence-Meaning, Language Use, Reading Skills, Listening, and WritePlacer ESL. Students whose first language is not English and any student requesting ESL coursework should take the Accuplacer English test.
- Meet with a Navigator before and after your exam. If you need assistance, please contact the Help Hub.
- Prepare for the Accuplacer ESL exam here: Accuplacer® ESL Sample Questions
- Contact the testing center to schedule a test appointment by email or via EAB Navigate Student. See the scheduling instructions for EAB Navigate.
- Appointments must be schedule at least 24-hours in advance. Walk-ins will be accepted if time and space allow.
- Accuplacer tests can be started no later than 5:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 2:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Summer hours may change.
Effective Fall 2022, the majority of students will place into English and math courses through a simple survey and will not take the Virginia Placement Test (VPT).
New students will complete the Direct Enrollment Survey upon applying to the college and work with their New Student Navigator to determine their placement in math and English courses. Students who applied to the College prior to Summer 2022 who have not yet enrolled in math or English should consult with the Help Hub to determine the appropriate math and English courses for your degree program and progress.
Please note that only in special situations when an external agency or a particular VCCS policy requests documentation that prerequisite foundational or co-requisite support courses are required, will the VPT be available and necessary for students to take. In those cases, your designated college staff member (i.e. Veteran’s Affairs, Dean of Students, Navigator) that you are working with on the external or policy documentation will provide details on scheduling and taking the Virginia Placement Tests through the Testing Center.