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.

The Educational Testing Center Reservation Portal is open and testing candidates are able to reserve seats. Seats may be reserved Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Summer Hours: The Educational Testing Center will be open regular hours:  Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the summer.  Beginning, May 24, the center will be open on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. until July 5, 2024 and will be closed on the following Fridays: July 12, 19, 26 and August 2 and 9.

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. NOCTI works 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.

Learn more about RWU’s Career & Technical Education Teacher Certification (CTE) Program.

Please contact the RWU University College administrative team to register and pay for a test and to reserve your seat in the Education Testing Center.  We can be reached at 401-254-3530 or

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.

Scheduling an Exam directly with PearsonVue

Test candidates can schedule and pay for an exam directly with PearsonVue by telephone or by setting up an account on the PearsonVue website. However, the registration isn't finalized until a seat reservation is completed at the RWU Educational Testing Center. Reserve your seat with the RWU Educational Testing Center if you have already scheduled your test with PearsonVue.

Scheduling and Exam directly with the RWU Educational Testing Center

Prior to registering for a Pearson VUE test, you must purchase a voucher, as the RWU Educational Testing Center only accepts vouchers as payment for the tests. Visit the PearsonVue Store to purchase a voucher.

Once you have purchased a voucher, please contact the RWU Educational Testing Center directly to register for a test. Call us at 401-254-3530 or e-mail us at Make a seat reservation.

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.

Register and pay for an exam with CLEP.

Reserve your seat with the RWU Educational Testing Center and pay your scheduling fee ($30 + credit card processing fee).

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. 

List of DSST Exams.

There is no pre-pay/preregistration for tests. Candidates pay the test fee by credit card at the workstation at the time of testing. 

Reserve your seat with the RWU Educational Testing Center and pay your scheduling fee ($30 + credit card processing fee).

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.

Roger Williams University has an inventory of licenses for training and taking exams. Purchase a voucher.

Reserve your seat with the RWU Educational Testing Center to take the exam and pay your scheduling fee ($30 + credit card processing fee).

The RWU Educational Testing Center proctors RWU Challenge Exams. Please schedule the exam and pay the $30 seating fee on the reservation portal.

Welcome and thank you for utilizing the RWU Educational Testing Center. This document provides all the information you need to find us, parking location plus Guidelines and Student Responsibilities for the Testing Center.

Roger Williams University College is located at 1 Empire Plaza, Providence RI 02903 which is located in the heart of downtown Providence, Rhode Island's capital city, our campus provides modern classrooms, smart-board technology, and several lounges for study and relaxation. The Testing Center is located in room 218.
You may park on the street or use Civic Center Garage located at 165 Washington St, Providence RI 02905.

Test Center Rules and Guidelines Student Responsibilities:

Candidates taking exams have certain responsibilities. Their conduct must not affect other candidates in the testing room.
•    Arrive to scheduled appointment on time and prepared to test.
•    Present a valid photo ID upon arriving to test.
•    Store all personal items in a provided secured area or keep outside Test Center, such as candidate’s vehicle.
•    Unless an exam sponsor states otherwise, candidates must answer the exam questions without the help of reference materials or other people. Candidates are forbidden from writing or otherwise recording questions and removing them from the test center.
•    You will be admitted into the test room and assigned a testing station with a computer, mouse, and keyboard. The Testing Center Proctor will log you into the testing station, and you will be ready to start the exam.
•    Breaks are permitted during the exam; however, the exam will not be stopped during the break and the exam time will continue the count-down and cannot be made up.

Allowed items only:

Store all personal items in a provided secured area or keep outside Test Center, such as candidate’s vehicle. If you are unable to store belongings in vehicle, a secure area will be provided to store any belongings that are not permitted into the Testing Center. The items listed below are the only items that are permitted into the Testing Center.
•    ID
•    Keys
•    Turned-off cell phone
•    Own pencils
•    Approved testing materials

Prohibited Items and Examinee Conduct in the Test Center

•    Weapons are not allowed in the testing center.
•    Unauthorized personal items may not be brought into the test room. Such items include, but are not limited to: outerwear, hats, food, drinks, purses, briefcases, notebooks, study materials, watches, cell phones, electronic devices of any kind, or wearable technology.
•    Written notes, published materials and other testing aids are strictly prohibited, except where allowed by your test sponsor. Test center staff will refer to the applicable Client Practices for allowances.
•    All materials issued by the testing center must be returned to the conclusion of testing. Used scratch paper must be returned before new scratch paper will be issued by the testing center administrator during your exam
•    Talking to other candidates in the test room, referring to their screens, testing materials or written notes is strictly prohibited.


Examples of Misconduct
•    Giving or receiving assistance of any kind.
•    Using any prohibited aids.
•    Attempting to take a test for someone else.
•    Failing to follow test regulations or instructions of the Proctor.
•    Causing a disturbance of any kind.
•    Removing, or attempting to remove, test questions and/or responses (in any format) or notes about the test from the testing room.
•    Attempting to remove scratch paper or note boards from the testing center.
•    Tampering with the operation of the computer or attempting to use it for any function other than taking the test.


The Educational Testing Center is located at One Empire St, Room 218, Providence, RI 02903. Our hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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 RWU Testing Center.