CCBC Testing Centers

The Community College of Baltimore County Testing Centers support student success by providing the proctoring of a wide variety of examinations in a professional, equitable, secure and positive testing environment that promotes the academic and professional advancement of CCBC students, faculty, staff and the Baltimore County community.


Testing Centers provide the following:

Placement Testing

CCBC assesses students' entry-level academic skills in reading, English, and math to ensure that students are placed in appropriate courses.
To support the Spring 2019 Extended Registration Hours, the Testing Centers at Catonsville, Dundalk, Essex, and Owings Mills will also be open - (View extended hours)

CCBC Course Exams

The Testing Center proctor exams for students enrolled in CCBC courses. This includes students who:
  • Need to make-up an exam for a face to face class (instructor approval required),
  • Are required to take an exam for an online or distance learning course
  • Require testing accommodations as recommended by the office of Disability Support Services
Appointments are strongly encouraged. Schedule one today!

What you need to know before taking a CCBC course exam in the testing center »

Are you a online learning student who lives out of state? Find out what you need to do to obtain an out of state proctor.

College Credit by Examination

The Testing Centers provide two options for getting college credit for what you already know.

CLEP - The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) helps you receive college credit for what you already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course.

DSST/DANTES - DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) helps you receive college credits for learning acquired outside the traditional classroom through a suite of exams in many college subject areas.

Appointments are required. CLEP and DSST exams are not available at all sites and are only available at certain times.

What to know before taking the CLEP or DSST in the testing center?

WorkKeys and Other Proctoring Services

Not a CCBC student but you need to have a test proctored?

The Testing Center provides proctoring for other colleges, universities and organizations.

We also provide proctoring for the WorkKeys.

Learn more about proctoring services »

Video by CCBCMD
A short introduction to testing and placement at CCBC.