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 for 2023.

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. 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.

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

NOCTI tests are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Click here to reserve your seat in the testing center to take a NOCTI test.

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.

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. Click here to 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

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

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 view 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. 

Click here to 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. Click here to purchase a voucher.

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

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 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday–Friday. We are closed for all RWU holidays. There are two testing sessions held daily Monday through Friday, a morning session starting at 9 a.m. and an afternoon session starting at 1 p.m.

Questions regarding the Educational Testing Center may be answered by our administrative team Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 401-254-3530 or e-mail