Testing Center



PTCC Testing Center offers academic testing to Pine students as well as MINNState students. The testing center also offers test proctoring services for professional credentialing for students and our community. 

  • Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • By appointment only 

To schedule an appointment email 48 business hours in advance of desired appointment time.

Please include the following information
  • Student Name
  • Faculty name
  • Requested testing date
  • Date of test
  • Type of testing: ( Accommodated, Distance/Non-PTCC course, Make-up) 

The Testing Center is located in the Library on campus. Enter Main Entrance Door 1, continue straight down the hallway past restrooms (on left), down stairway, through double-doors of Library, to Room 124 (on left) to check-In. Those with mobility limitations may enter Main Entrance Door 1, continue straight to first hallway on left, proceed to first hallway on right, then straight ahead through double-doors to enter Library, pass in front of desk to Check-In Room 124. 

No Parking Permit required. May use any campus lot. 

Academic Test Proctoring 

Respondus is a custom browser that locks down the exam environment within our learning platform (D2L Brightspace) to protect test integrity.  Faculty have the option to activate Respondus for any exam that is delivered in D2L Brightspace. For Respondus Lockdown technical assistance, please contact

Alternative testing is available to PTCC students who have been approved for accommodations through the office of Accessibility and Accommodations. Each consecutive semester students will be required to meet with the Student Success Coordinator, Robin Johnson, to pre-arrange for accommodated testing. 

PTCC Testing Center offers make-up test proctoring for those students who, due to an emergency situation and/or unforeseeable circumstances, are not able to attend the original exam date for their registered course. Make-up testing is offered based on space and staffing availability and during regular Testing Center hours. 

Please note that Makeup Testing must be approved by faculty 
  • Contact your faculty to request permission and pre-arrange a testing date to take your exam in the testing center. Faculty will complete the Faculty Proctoring Request Form and deliver your exam to the Testing Center. 
  • Email to reserve a testing appointment at least 48 hours prior to test day. 
  • Student name
  • Instructor name
  • Course
  • Test Date
  • Test time:  Hours of operation (M-F 8am-4pm) 
  • Type of test:  (Make up, Accomodated, Distance etc.) 
  • Computer needed 
  • Once the testing appointment is scheduled the student will receive a confirmation email with CC to the instructor. 
  • Bring identification; Student ID or driver’s license. 
  • Arrive 10 minutes prior to appointment time to allow for sign-in process and to store personal belongings not allowed in the testing room. 
  • Faculty will complete the online Faculty Proctoring Request Form, providing all necessary information required for the testing center staff proctor the test. No test will be administered without a completed Faculty Proctoring Request Form.  
  • Hand-deliver paper test(s) to Check-In Room 124 or email to If after hours, slide test under testing center office door. 

Proctoring Services 

Are you searching for a place to have your exam proctored? PTCC Testing Center offers proctoring services for individuals taking online courses from educational institutions who are required to arrange for supervised exams in a secure, quiet and controlled environment. 

To locate a proctor in the Minnesota State System within a closer distance to where you live, click here. 

Students who are not enrolled at PTCC or other Minnesota State colleges will be charged a testing fee for each exam proctored. 

Proctoring Fees are to be paid in the Campus Bookstore with receipt given to the testing center staff prior to testing. To obtain the proctoring fee form testers should plan to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to test time to Check-In Room 124 to obtain proctoring fee form and directions to Campus Store. 

  • All PTCC and Minnesota State Institutions 
  • No Fee 
  • Non-Minnesota State Institutions 
  • $25 Up to 3 hours exam time 
  • $35 More than 3 hours exam time 
  •  Email proctoring request to providing the following information: 
  • Student Name 
  • Instructor Name 
  • Course 
  • Test Date 
  • Test Time (Include first and second choice for time) 
  • Computer needed (yes/no) 
  • Provide this information to your faculty to complete: 
  • Faculty may submit one or all student names associated with the same course/exam in one submission. (We recommend this link be saved in favorites) 
  • Paper exams can be emailed to or mailed to: 
  • PTCC Test Center 
  • C/O Testing Center 
  • 900 Fourth Street SE 
  • Pine City MN 55063 
  • Bring a photo ID (driver license or student ID) 
  • Arrive early at Check-In Room 124 LRTC for check-in process 
  • If non-Minnesota State student, obtain the PTCC Proctoring Fee Form from the test administrator, then visit the Campus Store Cashier to pay the fee, then return to Check-In Room 124 and give receipt to testing center staff. Testers will not be able to be seated for scheduled exam without paid receipt. 
  • If you are more than 15 minutes late for your scheduled test time, the proctor has the right to reschedule based on room and staff availability. 
  • To cancel or reschedule this appointment email A testing seat is reserved for you. If you are not able to keep your scheduled appointment please notify us so another student has the opportunity to schedule their exam. 
  • Bring only what you need for the test to your appointment. Leave bags and coats in your vehicle when able. 
  • Limited locker space is available to store personal items. 
  • Beverages, food, gum, cell phones, large jewelry, watches, hats, sunglasses, or electronics of any kind are not allowed in the testing room. 

Professional Testing Services 

Testing Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. 

PTCC Testing Center delivers computer-based credentialing exams.  Testing Candidates will schedule directly with the testing vendor when making their exam arrangements.  Our testing center is an authorized test center for the following national testing vendors. 

  • Advance your career with credentialing 
  • Gain the competitive edge in the workforce 
  • Increase your earning potential 
  • Prove your value to prospective employers 

Testing Candidates schedule their exam(s) through PearsonVUE by going online at or by calling the Pearson VUE Call Center.  PearsonVUE will notify PTCC Testing Center of exam appointment details and exam delivery requirements.

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