Non-ECC Students

What types of exams does the Testing Center administer?

The Testing Center administers the following exams for non-ECC students:

  • Credit by exam:  We administer both CLEP and DSST exams, allowing students to earn college credit, saving tuition dollars and time.  Students seeking to earn credit by exam should verify their college or university’s requirements prior to paying for and scheduling the exam.
  • Professional certification exams:  We are an authorized Pearson VUE testing center, which enables us to administer thousands of professional certification exams from over 450 credentialing authorities in virtually every industry. We also administer Scantron exams.
  • Missouri educator assessments:  We administer the MoGEA for candidates seeking entry into a Missouri educator program, the MOCAs for candidates seeking educator certification in Missouri, as well as a skills exam for candidates seeking certification as a paraprofessional.
  • High school equivalency:  We administer the HiSET exam for individuals wanting to earn their high school equivalency diploma.  ECC’s Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program offers free prep courses.
  • Proctoring for other institutions:  Students attending courses at other colleges or universities may use our Testing Center as a proctoring site for their exams.  We must receive all materials and instructions from a faculty member before scheduling an exam.

What do I need to do to have an exam proctored?

The general process for having an exam proctored in our Testing Center is as follows:

  1. Your instructor sends all exam materials and instructions to our Testing Services Coordinator, Windy Souders at
  2. Once we have received your exam, you can contact the Testing Center ( -or- (636) 584-6550) to schedule an appointment.

Please be aware of and follow your institution’s procedures regarding proctored exams as well.

Do I need to make an appointment?

Yes.  We require an appointment for all exams other than those for ECC courses.  We must have received exam materials from your instructor or institution before we can schedule your appointment.

The time you select for your appointment is the time you are expected to be in your seat and have started your test.  Plan to arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your appointment time in order to park, check in, secure your belongings, etc.

The Testing Center staff stops administering tests one hour before closing time every day.  Please schedule sufficient time to arrive and check in before beginning your test.

What should (and shouldn't) I bring?

You must present a valid (unexpired) government-issued photo ID in order to be admitted for your test.  Examples of valid ID include:

  • driver license or state ID card
  • passport book or passport card
  • military ID

Third-party exam sponsor policies may specify additional and/or more restrictive identification requirements, which the Testing Center is obligated to enforce.  If you are taking a third-party sponsored exam (e.g., Pearson VUE, CLEP, etc.), please verify the identification requirements by visiting the sponsor’s website.

Please bring a writing utensil, a calculator, if allowed, and any other materials your instructor recommends or requires for your exam.

The Testing Center has lockers available free of charge for you to secure your personal belongings, or you may leave your belongings in your vehicle.  Please do not bring valuables, large amounts of cash, or anything you would be uncomfortable leaving in a locker to the Testing Center.

What is the cost of taking a test in the Testing Center?

There is a proctoring fee of $20, payable to East Central College and due prior to the administration of your test.

The fee can be paid at the cashier window in the lobby of Buescher Hall.  The cashier will issue you a paper receipt.  Bring this receipt with you to the Testing Center when you check in.

The fee is waived if you are currently enrolled at one of the following institutions:

  • Any Missouri community College
  • Central Methodist University
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis (students who reside in Franklin and St. Louis County and St. Louis City)

In order to have the fee waived, you must present proof of enrollment and/or residency.  Examples of proof of enrollment include:

  • A valid (unexpired) student ID
  • A current term class schedule
  • A tuition bill or paid receipt
  • A proof of enrollment statement from your institution’s Registrar’s Office

What items are prohibited inside of the testing room?

The following items are prohibited in the Testing Center:

  • Personal items, including backpacks, briefcases, purses, bags, wallets, large jewelry items, and keys.
  • Weapons of any kind.
  • Cell phones and electronic devices (including smart watches and other wearable technology).
  • Hats and headgear, unless worn for a religious or medical purpose.
  • Outerwear, including heavy coats and jackets, parkas, rain coats, gloves, scarves, and sunglasses.
  • Food and drink, including candy and gum.
  • Any materials or aids not approved by your instructor or exam sponsor.

The Testing Center has lockers available free of charge for you to secure your belongings, or you may leave your belongings in your vehicle.  You are encouraged not to bring valuables, large amounts of cash, or anything else you would be uncomfortable leaving in a locker to the Testing Center.

The Testing Center assumes no responsibility for personal items.

What if I need a scribe or reader for my exam?

Readers and scribes are provided through the ACCESS office.  Individual arrangements must be made in advance. These services are not provided by the Testing Center. Visit the ACCESS website for more information.