Library, Learning & Testing

Testing Services

Rules and Policies

  • Photo ID is required for all testing (some tests require current government issued photo ID)
  • Pictures of photo ID is not acceptable
  • Only authorized materials are allowed in the testing room
  • No cell phones are allowed in the testing room
  • Only test takers and LBCC staff are allowed in the testing room
  • All tests must be finished 30 minutes before the test center closes
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Albany Campus Testing Services

Location: Red Cedar Hall, Room 111 (RCH-111)

Phone: 541-917-4781

Email: testing@linnbenton.edu

Testing Hours:

  • July and August
    • Monday: 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Remote ONLY) 
    • Tuesday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    • Closed Friday
  • Finals Week Summer Term (Aug 29 to Sept 2)
    • Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • September (3 to 23)
    • Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    • Closed September 6 and 15

 

Services for Students and Community

Writing and Math Placement Testing

Students needing to complete a writing or math placement test should email testing@linnbenton.edu with first and last name, LBCC student ID number and what test(s) they need to take. Instructions will be emailed to the student to complete the tests at home.

For more information, visit Student Placement.

Chemistry Placement

The chemistry placement test is designed for students that have completed one year of high school chemistry and Intermediate Algebra (math 95). The test has 50 multiple choice questions and has a 60 minute time limit. The test covers mathematics, problem solving and general chemistry. A score of 30 or higher will allow the student to bypass chemistry 150. Two attempts are allowed.

There is no fee for this test. Students needing to schedule an appointment can call 541-917-4781 or email testing@linnbenton.edu with first and last name, student ID number and that they are interested in taking the chemistry placement test.

Spanish Placement

The Spanish Placement is a 60-minute, 75 question, multiple choice and fill in the blank test. This test will place students into the correct Spanish class ranging from Spanish 101 to 201

There is no fee for this test. Request to take the Spanish placement by emailing testing@linnbenton.edu with your name, and student number.

CS 120 Digital Literacy Waiver Test

Passing the CS 120 waiver test allows students to bypass the CS 120 class.

To pass the CS 120 waiver test, student should be familiar with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.), Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, etc), computer terminology, basic computer hardware/software systems, computer components and their functions.

The exam is 60 minutes and can only be taken once. Passing is a score of 39 or above out of 60 questions.

To request the test, students should email testing@linnbenton.edu with their full name, LBCC student number and that they would like to take the CS 120 waiver test. 

College Level Exam Program (CLEP)

The College Level Exam Program (CLEP) is the most widely accepted credit by examination program in the country. Linn-Benton Community College Testing Services is an open testing site for anyone wishing to take the CLEP exams.

Although LBCC offers all 33 CLEP exams, Admissions and Registration does not accept all CLEP exams for credit at LBCC.

How to sign up for a CLEP exam

CLEP Exams Accepted by LBCC

LBCC Class Proctoring and Accommodation Testing

Testing Services provides services to LBCC students that are unable to take a test during their regularly scheduled test session. We also work with Center for Accessibility Resources to provide students with approved accommodated testing.

Student Guidelines

  • Photo ID is required to test. Copies or pictures of ID are not acceptable.
  • Know the class you need to test for (i.e. Biology 101, Engineering 213, etc.)
  • Know the instructors first and last name
  • Know the testing hours available in Testing Services. Test must be finished 30 minutes before closing time.
  • Only approved items allowed in the testing room. Cell phones are not allowed. Lockers are available for use.
  • Children are not allowed in the testing room, only testers and staff are allowed.

Computerized tests: Appointments are required for exams that need the use of a computer.

Proctoring Services

Testing Services proctors exams for other colleges, universities and agencies. 

The cost for this service is $30 per test. The fee must be paid prior to testing and a receipt presented at the time of testing. The fee can be paid at the Business Office in Calapooia Center Bldg. Room 130 or by calling them at 541-917-4312.

Note: If testing on a Saturday or any day after 4 p.m. the Business Office is closed and payment will need to be made in advance.

Degree Partnership Program students testing for Oregon State University, Oregon Tech or Western Oregon University:

  • No charge if currently taking a class with LBCC (proof of current enrollment will need to be provided) OR
  • $30 per term for DPP students not currently enrolled in a LBCC course

Appointments are required for all proctored tests. Proctor appointments must be made 48 business hours in advance. All testing materials and instructions must be received by Testing Services before we will schedule an appointment.

To schedule an appointment in Albany call Testing Services at 541-917-4781 or email testing@linnbenton.edu.

Albany Campus proctor information:

GED® (General Education Development Test)

Testing Services is an approved testing site for the GED® test. The GED® is a series of four tests; Reasoning through Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Math. The GED® provides a way to earn an equivalency certificate for individuals who have not graduated from high school. 

How to schedule for a GED

Pearson Vue Testing

Linn-Benton Community College is an authorized Pearson Vue testing center. Pearson Vue authorized test centers are third-party testing facilities which provide on-site, on-demand testing for certification and professional licensure exams. Testing Services offers an extensive list of Pearson Vue exams including:

  • American College
  • Cisco
  • CompTia
  • National Education System (ES/NES)
  • GED (General Education Development Test)
  • Microsoft

To learn more about Pearson Vue testing and to schedule a test, visit www.pearsonvue.com.

Course Challenge

Challenge (credit by examination) is an opportunity for students to demonstrate the mastery of material covered in college courses and receive credit. It involves the taking of special college prepared examinations to demonstrate knowledge and competency. The challenge may not be used to substitute for regular class registration. The purpose is to validate prior learning rather than current learning in progress.

Currently LBCC has one course challenge available: Medical Terminology I (CRS 131) 3 credits

Students wanting to take the Medical Terminology I challenge must register for it with Testing Services during the first two weeks of a term. The cost is 30% of the current cost per credit hour for the course. The test must be completed by the end of the seventh week of the term it was registered for. The fee is not transferable to another term and a course can only be challenged once. Students cannot be registered for the class if they want to register for the challenge test.

Credits for a course challenge do not count toward required course load for veterans, financial aid recipients and international students.

Final scores will be reported to the student within two weeks of the exam date and results will be reported to the registrar the ninth week of the term.

To begin the process, email testing@linnbenton.edu with your request including your full name and student ID number. We will send you instructions on how to become registered for the challenge.

 

Services for LBCC Faculty

LBCC Course Proctoring and Accommodations Testing

Students that are unable to take a test during regularly scheduled test sessions can take the test with Testing Services. We also provide testing for students that have been approved for accommodations with Center for Accessibility Resources. We will work with faculty for other situations that may arise.

LBCC Course Testing Form

Faculty Guidelines:

We do not proctor tests for entire in person classes. We will support LBCC online classes where exams must be proctored in person. We do ask that arrangements be made at least 5 business days in advance.

  • To help Testing Services administer your test properly, fill out an instruction sheet for each course. Please have instructor name and course name on each test.
  • Fill out with all needed information, including time limit, dates the test is to be taken by and *student(s) names. Indicate which aids are allowed or needed during testing. Items not listed will not be allowed. 
  • Student names must be on the testing form or a class list provided. If this is not provided, we will not be able to proctor the tests.
  • Testing Services does not provide scantrons, green books or notebook paper. We will provide scratch paper.
  • Testing Services does not time tests. We use a time clock to clock in and out on the test.
  • Attach a copy of the completed form to the test. Deliver to Testing Services in RCH 111 or upload test to https://tinyurl.com/lbcccoursetesting.
  • We do not accept “Master Copies” if you want us to make copies of the test for your students, you should upload them to us at tinyurl.com/lbcccoursetesting . Otherwise, you should bring enough copies of the test to Student Assessment.
  • Pick up test(s). Photo ID will be required to pick up tests. If you are not the one who will pick up the tests, list the person(s) on the form who are authorized by you to do so. 

If you have any questions, contact Testing Services at 541-917-4781.

Computerized tests: Appointments required for all exams needing a computer. 

Paper/pencil tests: Walk in testing.

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Benton Center Testing Services

Location: The Learning and Career Center, Room 222 (LCC-222)

Phone: 541-757-8944 ext 5101

Email: bcproctor@linnbenton.edu

Testing Hours:

  • Summer
    • Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Closed Friday
    • Closed September 6 and 15

 

Services for Students and Community

Writing and Math Placement Testing

Students needing to complete a writing or math placement test should email testing@linnbenton.edu with first and last name, LBCC student ID number and what test(s) they need to take. Instructions will be emailed to the student to complete the tests at home.

For more information, visit Student Placement.

Chemistry Placement

The chemistry placement test is designed for students that have completed one year of high school chemistry and Intermediate Algebra (math 95). The test has 50 multiple choice questions and has a 60 minute time limit. The test covers mathematics, problem solving and general chemistry. A score of 30 or higher will allow the student to bypass chemistry 150. Two attempts are allowed.

There is no fee for this test. Students needing to schedule an appointment can call 541-917-4781 or email testing@linnbenton.edu with first and last name, student ID number and that they are interested in taking the chemistry placement test.

Spanish Placement

The Spanish Placement is a 60-minute, 75 question, multiple choice and fill in the blank test. This test will place students into the correct Spanish class ranging from Spanish 101 to 201

There is no fee for this test. Request to take the Spanish placement by emailing testing@linnbenton.edu with your name, and student number.

CS 120 Digital Literacy Waiver Test

Passing the CS 120 waiver test allows students to bypass the CS 120 class.

To pass the CS 120 waiver test, student should be familiar with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.), Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, etc), computer terminology, basic computer hardware/software systems, computer components and their functions.

The exam is 60 minutes and can only be taken once. Passing is a score of 39 or above out of 60 questions.

To request the test, students should email testing@linnbenton.edu with their full name, LBCC student number and that they would like to take the CS 120 waiver test. 

LBCC Class Proctoring and Accommodation Testing

Testing Services provides services to LBCC students that are unable to take a test during their regularly scheduled test session. We also work with Center for Accessibility Resources to provide students with approved accommodated testing.

Student Guidelines

  • Photo ID is required to test. Copies or pictures of ID are not acceptable.
  • Know the class you need to test for (i.e. Biology 101, Engineering 213, etc.)
  • Know the instructors first and last name
  • Know the testing hours available in Testing Services. Test must be finished 30 minutes before closing time.
  • Only approved items allowed in the testing room. Cell phones are not allowed. Lockers are available for use.
  • Children are not allowed in the testing room, only testers and staff are allowed.

Computerized tests: Appointments are required for exams that need the use of a computer.

Proctoring Services

Testing Services proctors exams for other colleges, universities and agencies. 

The cost for this service is $30 per test. The fee must be paid prior to testing and a receipt presented at the time of testing. The fee can be paid at the Business Office in Calapooia Center Bldg. Room 130 or by calling them at 541-917-4312.

Note: If testing on a Saturday or any day after 4 p.m. the Business Office is closed and payment will need to be made in advance.

Degree Partnership Program students testing for Oregon State University, Oregon Tech or Western Oregon University:

  • No charge if currently taking a class with LBCC (proof of current enrollment will need to be provided) OR
  • $30 per term for DPP students not currently enrolled in a LBCC course

Appointments are required for all proctored tests. Proctor appointments must be made 48 business hours in advance. All testing materials and instructions must be received by Testing Services before we will schedule an appointment.

To schedule an appointment at the Benton Center call 541-757-8944 (ext 5101) or email bcproctor@linnbenton.edu.

 

Services for LBCC Faculty

LBCC Course Proctoring and Accommodations Testing

Students that are unable to take a test during regularly scheduled test sessions can take the test with Benton Center Testing Services. We also provide testing for students that have been approved for accommodations with Center for Accessibility Resources. 

LBCC Course Testing Form

Faculty Guidelines:

We do not proctor tests for entire in person classes. We will support LBCC online classes where exams must be proctored in person. We do ask that arrangements be made at least 5 business days in advance.

  • To help Benton Center Testing Services administer your test properly, fill out an instruction sheet for each course. Please have instructor name and course name on each test.
  • Fill out with all needed information, including time limit, dates the test is to be taken by and *student(s) names. Indicate which aids are allowed or needed during testing. Items not listed will not be allowed. 
  • Student names must be on the testing form or a class list provided. If this is not provided, we will not be able to proctor the tests.
  • Testing Services does not provide scantrons, green books or notebook paper. We will provide scratch paper.
  • Testing Services does not time tests. We use a time clock to clock in and out on the test.
  • Attach a copy of the completed form to the test. Deliver to Testing Services in RCH 111 or upload test to https://tinyurl.com/lbcccoursetesting.
  • We do not accept “Master Copies” if you want us to make copies of the test for your students, you should upload them to us at tinyurl.com/lbcccoursetesting. Otherwise, you should bring enough copies of the test to Student Assessment.
  • Pick up test(s). Photo ID will be required to pick up tests. If you are not the one who will pick up the tests, list the person(s) on the form who are authorized by you to do so. 

If you have any questions, contact Benton Center Testing Services at 541-757-8944 (ext 5101) or email bcproctor@linnbenton.edu.

Computerized tests: Appointments required for all exams needing a computer. 

Paper/pencil tests: Walk in testing.

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Lebanon Center Testing Services

For questions about testing, call or email Albany Testing Services:

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Sweet Home Center Testing Services

For questions about testing, call or email Albany Testing Services:

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