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The Assessment Center

The Assessment Center at Ashland Community and Technical College conducts job profiles, job analyses, employment testing and assessment services. Test and assessment results are used as components in determining employment, job promotion, training needs and apprenticeship programs. Our goal is to assist industries in selecting, developing, and administering appropriate test instruments to evaluate skill levels of applicants or current employees. We will customize our services to meet the specific needs of the community, individual, business or organization.

Click on the links below to find out more about the assessments available:

For more information, contact:

Robin Harris
Manager of Assessment/Testing 
Workforce Solutions
Phone: (606) 326-2252
Email: Robin.Harris@kctcs.edu

The Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test (BMCT) measures a complex set of abilities composed of three primary constructs:(a) mechanical information, (b) spatial visualization and (c) mechanical reasoning or understanding.
To schedule an assessment or for more information, contact:

Robin Harris
Assessment Coordinator
Phone: (606) 326-2252
Email: Robin.Harris@kctcs.edu 

Ashland Community & Technical College is a authorized testing center for Castle Worldwide.   CASTLE Worldwide, Inc. is one of the nation's leading certification and licensure testing companies. The company builds long-term relationships with government agencies, corporations, educational institutions, and trade and professional associations. This testing firm offers examination design, development, and administrative services.


To see a list of the exams available through CASTLE Worldwide visit https://www.castleworldwide.com/cww/take-a-test/.

To register, contact CASTLE Worldwide at 919-572-6880 or visit https://www.castleworldwide.com/cww/take-a-test/.

The site ID for our assessment center is 287083.

For more information, please contact:

Robin Harris
Assessment Coordinator
(606) 326-2252
Robin.Harris@kctcs.edu 

Microsoft Office Specialist exams are available to anyone who wants to demonstrate expertise with Microsoft Office programs.

Certifications available:

Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Access
Microsoft Outlook.

Fees:
Voucher fee: You will need to visit the Certiport website for specific cost. Please note that Microsoft vouchers have an expiration date. Be sure to complete your exam within the allotted time.

Exam Administration Fee: $25 -The exam administration fee must be paid to ACTC when you arrive for the exam.

Visit the Certiport website for exam information, to purchase voucher(s), and to create your personal account. Your Certiport username and password is necessary to complete the exam. You must have an email address to purchase the vouchers (voucher numbers are transmitted electronically to your email account).

Exams are given by appointment only.

To schedule your appointment, please contact Robin Harris at (606) 326-2252 or Robin.Harris@kctcs.edu 

Through Pearson Vue, the following are some of the more common Kentucky Contractor/Trade Exams available.

Kentucky Low Voltage Electrician- 218

Kentucky Standard Master Electrician- 701

Kentucky Standard Journeyman Electrician- 703

Kentucky Fire Sprinkler Inspector- 209

Kentucky Fire Alarm Inspector- 700

Kentucky Business and Law- 231

Kentucky Master HVAC- 595

Kentucky Limited Journeyman Duct Mechanic- 596

Kentucky Limited Journeyman Installer Mechanic- 597

Kentucky Journeyman HVAC Mechanic- 598

There are many other exam available through Pearson Vue. To find a complete list of ICC Contractor/Trade exams, please visit www.pearsonvue.com/icc.

To register and schedule for one of these contractor/trade certification exams, you may call PearsonVUE at 1-877-234-6082 or visit www.pearsonvue.com/icc

You can access a copy of the Kentucky Contractor/Trades Examination Information Bulletin by visiting https://www.iccsafe.org/wp-content/uploads/CO_KY.pdf

This bulletin will answer almost any of the Frequently Asked Questions regarding the ICC testing for Kentucky. It will also give you the most updated list of references allowed in the testing room for each Kentucky ICC exam given.

For More information, please contact:

Robin Harris:
Assessment Coordinator
(606) 326-2252
Robin.Harris@kctcs.edu

Ashland Community & Technical College is now a testing site for the Kentucky Board of Cosmetology Exams.

All applicants must have a scheduled appointment to sit for the examination(s); walk-ins are not accepted

The following links will provide you information regarding this exam:

LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS:
https://kbc.ky.gov/Licensure/Pages/License-Requirements.aspx

EXAM INFORMATION:
https://kbc.ky.gov/exams/Pages/default.aspx

DIRECTIONS:

From U.S. 52: Cross the bridge to Ashland, follow 13th Street West approximately 1 mile. Turn left onto Ramey Street, and left again onto College Drive.

From I-64: From Exit 185, turn North (towards Ashland) onto KY 180. Go straight approximately 9 miles. Turn right onto Ramey Street, then left onto College Drive. (KY 180 becomes US 60, then 13th Street).

The Testing center is located in the Goodpaster Building (in the back of the campus) on the first floor in room G101 (2nd door on left).

CONTACT INFORMATION:

For all inquiries regarding the Kentucky Board of Cosmetology exams, please contact them by phone at:

Phone: 502-564-4262

For information regarding the test center location or hours, please contact Robin Harris at Robin.Harris@kctcs.edu or (606) 326-2252.

Ashland Community & Technical College is now a testing site for the Kentucky Department of Insurance Exams.

All applicants must have a scheduled appointment to sit for the examination(s); walk-ins are not accepted.

TO SCHEDULE AN EXAM:

  1. Applicant must obtain and eServices account. To create a secure, password-protected eServices account, click on eServices in the upper right-hand corner of the Department of Insurance (DOI) home page (http://insurance.ky.gov) and then click on First time here to set up the account.
  2. Once your online record reflects "pending examination" you are eligible to schedule your examination online.

Notes:

- Any examination retake and rescheduling may be done through this account as well.

- Any Special Accommodations must be approved in Agent Licensing PRIOR to examination scheduling.

FEES AND CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • There is an examination fee of $50 for each scheduled retake of an examination.
  • Any changes to exam appointments should be made 24 hours prior to the scheduled time. Failure to give 24-hour notice of cancellation may result in the forfeiture of the $50 examination fee.

ON EXAM DAY:

  • Any applicant who fails to report for a scheduled appointment may forfeit the $50 fee for examination.
  • Arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled time. If you fail to arrive by your scheduled test time, you may forfeit your placement at the testing site due to availability.
  • Government-issued photo ID must be provided in order to take any exam.

Directions:

From U.S. 52: Cross the bridge to Ashland, follow 13th Street West approximately 1 mile. Turn left onto Ramey Street, and left again onto College Drive.

From I-64: From Exit 185, turn North (towards Ashland) onto KY 180. Go straight approximately 9 miles. Turn right onto Ramey Street, then left onto College Drive. (KY 180 becomes US 60, then 13th Street).

The Testing center is located in the Goodpaster Building (in the back of the campus) on the first floor in room 101.

ABOUT EXAM RESULTS:

All examinations are computerized and graded upon completion. Exam results are provided at the testing site, and may be printed from eServices. Upon successful completion of examination, new licensees may print a license certificate and pocket ID card from their eServices account. Applicants who do not pass the examination may pay the $50 retake fee and reschedule another examination through eServices. Examinations cannot be rescheduled for the same day.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

For all inquiries regarding the Kentucky Department of Insurance exams, please log into your eServices account or contact them by phone at:

Main : 502-564-3630
Toll Free (Kentucky only) : 800-595-6053
TTY : 800-648-6056

For information regarding the test center location or hours, please contact Robin Harris at Robin.Harris@kctcs.edu or (606) 326-2252.

ACTC is a Kryterion Global Testing Solutions Testing Center. If you need to take an exam through the Kryterion Testing Network (KTN), we will be happy to assist you. 

Test Taker Instructions for Onsite Exams

Taking a certification exam can often be an exciting and yet anxious experience. At a Kryterion Testing Center, we want you to feel relaxed and as comfortable as possible. Below is an overview of what to expect as you advance through this process:

  • During your certification registration process you are asked to select a Testing Center in your area as well as a date and time for your test session.
  • Once your registration and scheduling is complete, you will receive an email confirming your scheduled test event including your Test Taker Authorization Code. If you need to make any changes to your scheduled test event, you should contact your Test Sponsor.

  • When you arrive at the Testing Center for your test event, you are required to present to proctor your Test Taker Authorization Code you received in your registration confirmation email.

  • You are required to bring two forms of identification with you to the Testing Center, which the proctor verifies and records. The proctor will provide you a document to read in the waiting area while the proctor loads your exam on the workstation in the testing room. This document prepares you for your test session.

  • You will be asked to place all of your personal items, except your identification, in a locking file cabinet or compartment. Personal belongings includes bags, purses, keys, wallets, hats, briefcases, books, cell phones, calculators, portable electronic devices, watches and any type of firearms. We recommend leaving any item not needed for testing at home.

  • Once your test has loaded, the proctor will escort you to the workstation in the testing room and you may then begin your test. The test engine provides you with detailed instructions on how to take the exam and walks you through each step of the process.

  • When finished, you are prompted to notify the proctor that you have completed the test. The proctor will then complete check-out process.

  • Each Test Sponsor determines when and how their Test Takers will receive their test results. Some Test Takers receive their results immediately after they submit the exam while at your testing center, others may receive their results via email or postal mail. Results will not be printed out by the Testing Center.

Test Taker Questions

How do I schedule an exam session?
You will need to navigate to the URL Corresponding to your test sponsor. If you have questions regarding the process, you may contact the Kryterion Testing Network (KTN) Team. They are available Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm (PDT) and can be reached by phone at 1-800-403-6199 (U.S.) / +001-602-281-3591 (International) or by email at ktnsupport@kryteriononline.com.

Can I cancel and/or reschedule my test event?
Yes, simply contact your Test Sponsor to make new arrangements. A rescheduling fee may apply.

What type of identification must I bring to the testing center?
Test Takers are required to present two forms of identification; one must be a government issued photo ID from the Primary Identification list below. All forms of ID must be valid and not expired.

Primary Identification:

  • Government (Local, State, Province or Country) issued driver's license or identification card
  • Passport
  • Military Identification
  • National Identification card

Secondary Identification:

  • Bank debit or credit card
  • Employee Identification card
  • Student Identification Card
  • Retail membership card
  • Wholesale membership card

Can I keep my belongings with me during the test session?
All personal belongings, except your identification, will be stored and not accessible during the test session.

May I bring food or drinks into the testing room?
Tobacco products, food, drink, and chewing gum are not allowed in the testing area.

Do you provide accommodations for Test Takers with special needs?
The Kryterion Testing Network is required to abide by federal and local laws that require reasonable accommodations for an individual with a disability in job-related test situations (i.e. The American Disabilities Act). If you have a special need, please contact your Test Sponsor. You may be required to submit a form that identifies your limitations and the supportive resource you are requesting.

When will I receive my score reports?
The Test Sponsor determines when the score report is available to the Test Taker. No printed results will be provided by the Testing Center.

For more Information, please contact:

Robin Harris
Assessment Coordinator
(606) 326-2252
Robin.Harris@kctcs.edu

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Ashland Community & Technical College is now a Pearson Vue Authorized Test Center.
Pearson VUE delivers over 4 million high-stakes exams a year for clients in the licensure, certification, academic admissions, regulatory and government testing service markets. It boasts the world's leading test center network, with over 5,000 testing centers, 230 of which are fully owned and operated Pearson Professional Centers. These centers utilize a patent-winning design, which was created specifically for high-stakes testing and offers a carefully controlled, consistent testing environment.

We offer a wide variety of licensure/certification exams through Pearson Vue. 

To schedule a test appointment through Pearson VUE, select your testing program from the test taker services portion of the website. Once you have chosen your testing program you will be presented with a variety of ways to schedule your exam that are applicable to that testing program.

Schedule an exam by phone at (877) 234-6082. 

You may also contact:

Robin Harris,
Assessment Coordinator
1400 College Drive
Ashland, KY 41101
(606) 326-2252
Robin.Harris@kctcs.edu

SkillCheck

This software includes more than 800 skills tests and behavioral assessments to help the employer effectively measure job knowledge, skills and abilities in Microsoft Office, clerical, computer literacy, IT, call center, food services, retail sales, light industrial, accounting, behavioral, medical and legal areas. Download a Printable List of all SkillCheck Tests. In addition to the exams on this list, there are many new and updated exams available.

Proctoring Services - Pre-Employment Testing:

The Assessment Center offer proctoring services to local business and industry. If you have an exam you need proctored by a third party, feel free to contact our office and we will be happy to assist you.

Customized Pre-Employment Testing:

Do you need pre-employment testing but have no idea where to find it or what skills can be tested? Contact us and we can work with you to develop a customized package of pre-employment testing to fit your needs.

To find out more about our Pre-Employment Testing, please contact:

Robin Harris
Workforce Assessment Coordinator
Phone: (606) 326-2252
Email:
Robin.Harris@kctcs.edu

TO SCHEDULE A PROCTORED EXAM VISIT: https://ashland-kctcs.libcal.com/calendar/proctor

ACTC offers test proctoring services through our Testing Center on the following days/times:

Monday-Friday 10:00 AM (Ending times vary based on the length of the student’s exam.)

Note:  Additional sessions are scheduled during midterms and finals.

A proctored exam means that you must come to a physical location and take the test while being supervised by a proctor, someone who works with your online instructor and ensures that the right person takes the exam following the rules set by the instructor.  Different instructors have different rules.  You can expect that there will be a time limit to complete the exam.  You may or may not have access to paper, books, and calculators.  You will not be able to use your cellphone during the exam.  Children, friends, and family will not be allowed in the proctoring area with you.  You will need to bring a valid photo ID.

You must make an appointment to have a proctored exam.  It’s a good idea to make the appointment as soon as you know you will need one, or at least one week prior to the exam.  Seats fill up fast for finals week, so make your appointment early.

What do you need to bring for a proctored Exam?

  1. Picture ID
  2. KCTCS Username and Password to log onto the computer and access Blackboard for your exam.
  3. Any materials allowed by your instructor during the exam.

ATTENTION ALL NON-KCTCS STUDENTS:

Effective, March 1, 2019, there will be a $25.00 charge for non-KCTCS students to have their test proctored in the Testing Center at Ashland Community & Technical College.

Testing Fee:

$25 (non-refundable) for each test scheduled/administered.

Payment Policy:

We accept cash and credit/debit cards.  We cannot accept checks for testing fees. 

Self-Pay:  If you are responsible for your own proctoring fee, payments for testing must be made on or before the day of testing.

Third Party Payment:  If your college, employer or another organization plans to pay for your testing fee, there are two options available to you:

  1. You may provide the test proctor at ACTC with an “intent-to-pay” letter (on official letterhead) from the organization. This letter must provide us with a billing address.
  2. You may make arrangements to obtain the payment and bring it with you on the day of testing.

If neither of these options work for you, feel free to contact Robin Harris for other options. 

We return tests by secured email, mail or fax. If mailing is required, postage must be paid by the tester or the institution requiring the proctored exam. 

Proctoring Policy:

  • We proctor web-based or paper tests only.
  • We cannot accommodate proctoring requests that require special equipment.
  • Exams must be scheduled 7-10 days prior to us administering it during which we would have to receive the exam via mail a minimum of 48 hours before the requested test date.
  • We return paper tests by mail or fax. ACTC is not responsible for postage/shipping costs. However, if you need the results mailed, Shipping is available for an additional fee of $5.00.  
  • If your college/institution requires a proctor/site approval form to be completed, you (or your institution) will need to email that form for completion to Robin.Harris@kctcs.edu.
  • Please remember to bring a valid, official photo ID (e.g. current driver’s license or government issued ID). Failure to bring proper identification will result in rescheduling or cancellation of proctoring.

ACTC is an authorized ProV testing center. 

For specific information about Kentucky Electrical Testing: http://bit.ly/ProV_KY

For specific information about Kentucky HVAC Testing: http://bit.ly/ProV_HVAC_KY

For specific information about West Virginia Contractor Exams: http://bit.ly/ProV_WV

For specific information about Ohio Industry Licensing Exams: http://bit.ly/ProV_OH

For all other ProV Questions, visit https://www.provexam.com/

To schedule your Prov Exam:

Scheduling your examination is a two-step process; first, you must register for the exam, and then you must select a testing date and make payment for your exam.

Prov offers several convenient methods to allow candidates to schedule their examination(s) in advance. 

Online: https://scheduler.provexam.com/

By Phone:  

To schedule for an examination by phone, candidates should contact Prov toll free at 866-720-7768. Prov scheduling staff is available 8:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. Candidates should be prepared to provide the Prov scheduling staff with their name, Prov Candidate ID and their ZIP code. Once Prov confirms the candidate’s identity, Prov staff will search the database for the next available testing session at the candidate’s preferred testing location and will provide candidates with any alternate locations that may be in close proximity to their address. Once candidates are scheduled, Prov staff will email them information regarding their testing schedule.

The deadline for scheduling your test will vary based on the testing center you select. The advance scheduling deadline ranges between one to six business days depending on the testing location.

 

ACTC is an authorized PSI True Talent testing center.

Developed through years of experience in high-stakes employment testing, PSI True Talent, formerly known as the PAN Platform, is the industry’s most proven and flexible talent measurement and testing platform. It’s the platform of choice for SHRM’s Talent Assessment Center, the TSA, Fortune 500 companies, and thousands of organizations worldwide that require modern testing capabilities, a secure platform, and outstanding support. The library of their assessments gives one-click access to premier tools for improving hiring, retention, employee development, and leadership outcomes.