Educational Testing Center

University College is home to the RWU Educational Testing Center, where you can take exams for certifications or to earn college credit for your knowledge base.

At the RWU Educational Testing Center you can take exams from key national vendors such as PearsonVue, Certiport, CLEP and Prometric. We are also a recognized Area Test Center for NOCTI’s Teacher Testing.

Seating for the exams is reserved via our Educational Testing Center Reservation Portal. Click here to access the portal, reserve your seat and pay your seating fee ($30 + credit card processing fee).

Once you have reserved and paid for your seat, you will be sent an e-mail confirming your reservation and providing you with detailed directions on how to find us, arrival time and the testing center guidelines.

Current Offerings

The RWU Educational Testing Center supports Teachers Testing only for NOCTI.  NOCTI’s teacher assessments are designed to measure an individual’s knowledge of higher-level concepts, theories, and applications in specific technical areas and to evaluate individuals with a combination of education, training, and work experience. NOCTIworks with Area Test Center (ATC) Coordinators to help create a program that includes training materials for coordinators, proctors, and evaluators. With over 50 technical areas, NOCTI offers a variety of tools and resources for CTE teacher candidates.

Click here to learn more about RWU’s Career & Technical Education Teacher Certification (CTE) Program.

Pearson VUE is the global leader in professional computer-based testing. Every two seconds, a Pearson VUE exam is delivered somewhere in the world, and each year, Pearson VUE delivers 14 million exams at nearly 20,000 test centers in 180 countries.

Click here to select, schedule and pay for your exam with Pearson VUE.

The RWU Educational Testing Center only offers Microsoft Office Specialist certification through Certiport. Certiport is a Pearson VUE business, established in 1997 and is now the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery, and program management services.  Certiport exams are delivered through an expansive network of over 14,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide.

Click here to purchase an individual exam voucher for Microsoft Office Specialist Certification with Certiport.

CLEP offers 34 exams that cover introductory level college course material. With a passing score on one CLEP exam, you could earn three or more college credits at 2,900 U.S. colleges and universities.

Click here to register and pay for an exam with CLEP.

Click here to learn more about RWU’s Prior Learning Assessment Program.

Prometric- DSST is a leading provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment solutions to many of the world’s most recognized licensing and certification organizations, academic institutions, and government agencies. 

Click here to schedule your exam with Prometric.

Testing Center Rules and Guidelines

All test candidates should review the Test Center Rules and Guidelines prior to taking an exam.


The Educational Testing Center is located at One Empire St, Room 218, Providence, RI 02903. Our hours are 9 AM to 5 PM Monday–Friday. We are closed for all RWU holidays.

Questions regarding the Educational Testing Center may be answered by our administrative team Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 401-254-3530 or e-mail