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.
During the final examination period, the Testing Services Department may announce an extension of testing hours. Watch this space for details.
All students taking distance education courses that require on-campus testing need to know the following:
- Appointments are required.
- 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.
- Appointments should be scheduled 48-hours in advance. Sundays and holidays are not considered an advance notice.
- Walk-ins are only accepted if time and space allow.
- Continuous no shows and cancellations will not be allowed.
- 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.
- 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.
Schedule your in-person and virtual testing appointment using the Distant Education Portal.
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.
The ITE 115 Test Out Challenge Exam allows students to test out of ITE 115: Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts, a required course in several majors at Brightpoint.
The test lasts two hours and consists of approximately 125 questions and tasks related to computer concepts, Windows, the Internet, e-mail, file management, Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint (Microsoft Office 2013/Office 365). The required score to pass the exam for credit is 80%. Students who pass receive three credits by examination at Brightpoint. This credit does not transfer as course credit to other institutions, and no grade is recorded on your academic transcript.
Students must have declared a major at Brightpoint to take the exam. Students not enrolled at Brightpoint are not eligible. Dual enrollment students who want to take the exam must have prior approval of the coordinator of dual enrollment.
Students will need to purchase the access code (PAC SAM 365 2019 CHALLENGE) in order to take the exam. The retail cost for the physical access code card is $33.50 through the bookstore. If students already have a Cengage Unlimited account, they can access the SAM Challenge test out through Cengage or if paying out of pocket can purchase the digital instant access directly from Cengage. Students can purchase the physical access card when financial aid is open (check financial aid important dates) for the bookstore.
Note: ITE TEST 115 has been added as a course and section to the Brightpoint Bookstore website so students can order the physical access card online or search SAM Challenge through keyword using search bar.
Taking the Exam
Students will take the exam through a Canvas course using Respondus Monitor and LockDown Browser. Students will also have access to the practice test through the Canvas course. The test may be taken remotely or in-person at the testing center if absolutely necessary such as experiencing technology or connectivity issues at home.
Students may attempt the Challenge Exam one time.
Earning Credit for ITE 115
The CLEP exam for ITE 115 allows you to earn transfer credit for ITE 115. To learn more or evaluate the best option for you, talk to your faculty advisor or an academic/career advisor in the Advising Center.
Contact Mr. Sam Benke at Sbenke@brightpoint.edu to register for this exam.
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, and Brightpoint alumni may take a CLEP test at Brightpoint.
Each CLEP test taken at Brightpoint costs $89.00, 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. Scheduling times for testing: 8:30 am, 11:00 am, and 2:30 pm. Once your appointment confirmation has been received, the Testing Center will send you a confirmation e-mail within 48 hours verifying your CLEP test appointment has been scheduled.
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.
TEAS tests are offered both virtually and in-person. Students will follow the schedule below when scheduling TEAS test appointments with the Testing Centers. Appointments must be schedule 48 hours in advance of the desired testing date and time.
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).
TEAS tests are offered remotely and in-person Monday - Saturday. Tests can be scheduled anytime between 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday - Thursday and 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm, Friday and Saturday.
TEAS tests are administered at the Midlothian Campus Testing Center and Chester Campus Testing Center. Valid Photo ID required.
Note: Please keep in mind that continuous no shows/cancellations will not be allowed. Students will be allowed three missed appointments before needing permission from the assistant coordinator to reschedule. You are expected to arrive on time for their test appointments or 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.
You will receive a confirmation email with additional instructions within 48 hours of scheduling.
Information for Students
We are currently proctoring ATI TEAS 6th Edition. The ATI TEAS (Version 7) will now be released in June 2022. Students are allowed to take the ATI TEAS test two times for each version of the test offered requirement. There is no waiting period between each attempt. However, it’s recommended to wait at least 1-2 weeks in between each attempt to prepare. Students who do not receive a 'Proficient' score on the first attempt should seek guidance from their faculty advisor before taking the test the second time. Test scores are valid for three years.
ATI – the creator of TEAS Exam - is partnering with Proctorio to virtually proctor the TEAS Exam, allowing you to take it from nearly anywhere with a strong internet connection.
So how does it work? Proctorio is a remote proctoring platform that uses machine learning to proctor students from wherever they may be. The ATI TEAS Exam with Proctorio offers a variety of secure exam settings including video, audio, and screen recording designed to maintain the integrity of the assessment and ensure uncompromised exam results. Learn about the registration process and what you need to take the test.
Students having technical issues should contact the Testing Center.
Preparing for the Test
Students are encouraged to use online resources for TEAS preparation through the Academic Resource Center and the library. Study Guides and study material are available for purchase. More information about upcoming TEAS workshops will be posted soon.
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 an Academic Advisor. Appointments can be made by contacting the Advising Center.
- Prepare for the Accuplacer ESL exam here: Accuplacer® ESL Sample Questions
- Contact the testing center to schedule a test appointment by email.
- Appointments must be schedule at least 48 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.
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 college and work with their New Student Navigator to determine their placement in math and English courses.
Current students who have not yet completed a placement for math and English, please contact the Advising Center for guidance on 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.
Do not come to campus if you:
- Are ill
- Have symptoms consistent with COVID-19
- Have been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting test results
- Have tested positive for COVID-19
- Have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
- Have recently traveled to an area with a high concentration of COVID-19.
If any of the above applies to you, please utilize our liberal reschedule policy to reschedule your exam.
Test takers will be required to sign in when they enter the test center. Please do not enter the test center prior to ten-minutes before your scheduled appointment. Test takers will be required to do the following:
Wear a face covering which covers the nose and mouth during the entirety of their time at the test center. Both medical face coverings and cloth face coverings are acceptable as long as they meet CDC mask-type recommendations. If a test taker is not wearing a face covering, a disposable face covering will be provided, and the test taker must immediately begin wearing it. Any test taker who refuses to wear a face-covering will not be allowed to test, marked as a “no show,” and will need to reschedule, unless he/she has received, in writing, an exception for wearing a face covering. The college may grant exceptions to individuals who have a health condition in which a face covering would pose a danger Requests for such an exception must be made, in writing, to the Dean of Students prior to coming to campus. Additional documentation may be required for the review. The Dean of Students will provide, in writing, a final decision on the request.
Please continue to maintain a minimum six-foot distance if not fully vaccinated. No guests are allowed to enter the center; only those who have an appointment to take an in-person test.
During the check-in process, all Brightpoint test center employees will:
- Have access to face coverings, gloves, and sanitizing materials. All test center employees will be required to wear a face covering.
- Visually check the test taker’s ID without touching it (IDs with expiration dates from February 1, 2020, forward will be acceptable for testing).
- Require test-takers to sign-in and out using QR code to access Brightpoint Testing Check-in Google Form.
- Will have test takers enter and place belongings in the locker while managing and controlling number of students in the locker area.
- The test taker will keep key until finished testing.
- The test taker should return to the locker after testing is complete to grab their belongings and return the key to the center staff. The locker area will remain under video surveillance while the center is open.
- The Testing Center staff will spray and clean the lockers and keys after all testers have finished.
The Testing Center provides both remote and in-person services to Brightpoint Students. At the Brightpoint Testing Centers, you can sign up and take the following exams: