Testing Programs

This page provides information on the various testing programs or processes offered at the University of West Florida Testing Services Office. Hours vary with each testing program. Contact Testing Services for specific hours and testing information.


ACE- American Council on Exercise

Founded in 1985, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) is a nonprofit organization committed to America's health and wellbeing. ACE certifies thousands of exercise professionals and health coaches every year by assessing their ability to provide safe and effective programs, while elevating the industry by creating innovative continuing education programs that help move careers forward. To learn more and to register to sit for an exam visit ACE.

ACT Test - National Testing

UWF administers the ACT Test on the following dates. Please check the ACT website for test fee and registration information. There are additional fees for late registration, standby testing, and other services and products. More specific information about the test and programs can be found online at the ACT website.

ACT website

ACT Test - 2019-2020 National Testing Dates
Test DateRegistration Deadline(Late Fee Required)
September 14, 2019 August 16, 2019 August 17 - 30, 2019
October 26, 2019 September 20, 2019 September 21 - October 4, 2019
April 4, 2020 February 28, 2020 February 29 - March 13, 2020
June 13, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 9 - 22, 2020
ASE- National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence

ASE, is short for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. Since 1972 the independent non-profit organization has worked to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying automotive professionals. Exams are segmented by sub-specialty such as automobile, medium/heavy truck, truck equipment, school bus, collision repair, and more. There are 40-plus exams each designed to discern the automotive service technician’s knowledge of job-related skills.

For additional information and to register for an ASE exam visit the Automotive Service Excellence website.

CASTLE- CASTLE Worldwide

Castle Worldwide is a certification and licensure testing company. Castle exams are internet-based exams proctored at secure testing sites. Castle exams include certifications for: American Council on Exercise (ACE), Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer (BOC), National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board (RNCB), Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB), and many more.

To view all exams offered and to register for an exam, visit the Castle website

CLEP - College-Level Examination Program

CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program in the country. The CLEP examinations are offered by the College Board, a non-profit membership organization that provides tests and other educational services for students, schools, and colleges. The heart of CLEP is a series of examinations, each 90 or 120 minutes long, that allow you to demonstrate your knowledge in a wide range of subjects. You can choose from 34 different examinations. The CLEP exams are administered via computer throughout the year.

Students desiring to apply CLEP credit toward a UWF degree should first meet with an Academic Advisor and verify eligibility to earn possible UWF credit prior to registering for an exam. To view the courses for which UWF accepts credit, please view the Credit by Exam Equivalencies. The test fee is $89.00 for each CLEP exam, plus a $25.00 UWF service fee per test date.

Registration Steps: 

1. The test fee is $89.00 for each CLEP exam which is paid at the time of registration. Register for a CLEP Exam

2. Pay the $25 test administration fee by visiting the Cashier's Office or paying online

3. Call for hours and to schedule your appointment at 850.473.7340. You will be required to provide the receipt number when scheduling your appointment.

4. On the day of the exam, bring the CLEP Registration Ticket, printed receipt for the $25 test administration fee, and government issued photo ID with you to Testing Services. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to allow for check-in procedures.

UWF Testing Services is a fully-funded CLEP testing site. At fully funded centers, eligible participants, including active duty service members, eligible spouses, and some civil service employees, will not have any out of pocket expenses. The exam and administrative fees are funded by DANTES (one attempt per exam). For more information about eligibility and exam registration, please visit College Board.  

 

FLATS - Foreign Language Achievement Testing Services

**UWF Students** The policy related to this test is forthcoming.
Prior to taking this exam please speak with your academic advisor. 

 

You do not have to be a UWF student to take the exam at UWF.

Registration Steps:

1. You must register and pay the $50 exam fee at the Brigham Young University FLATS website.

2. Pay the $30 test administration fee by visiting the UWF Cashier's Office or paying online 

3. Call for hours and to schedule your appointment at 850.473.7340. You will be required to provide the UWF receipt number when scheduling your appointment.

4. On the day of the exam, bring the completed UWF registration form, student exam password and confirmation number (provided by BYU), printed UWF receipt, and government-issued photo ID with you to Testing Services. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to allow for check-in procedures.

GRE - Graduate Record Examination

The GRE is typically used as an admissions test for graduate-level programs. The examinations include the General Test, and Subject Tests in several subject areas. More specific information concerning the GRE tests can be found on the GRE website.

The GRE revised General Test, launched in August 2011, is administered via computer throughout North America and in many other parts of the world. UWF now administers the exam year-round at its computer-based test center by appointment. Visit the GRE website to schedule a test at UWF Testing Services.

The Subject Tests are still administered paper-pencil. More specific information about the test and programs, fees, and deadlines can be found online on the GRE website. 

GRE website

Click the button for a listing of GRE Test Prep reviews from reviews.com.

GRE Test Prep reviews

LSAT - Law School Admission Test

The LSAT is designed to measure skills that are considered essential for success in law school: the reading and comprehension of complex texts with accuracy and insight; the organization and management of information and the ability to draw reasonable inferences from it; the ability to think critically; and the analysis and evaluation of the reasoning and arguments of others. 

The test consists of five 35-minute sections of multiple-choice questions. Four of the five sections contribute to the test taker’s score. These sections include one Reading Comprehension section, one Analytical Reasoning section, and two Logical Reasoning sections. The unscored section, commonly referred to as the variable section, typically is used to pretest new test questions or to preequate new test forms. The placement of this section will vary. Identification of the unscored section is not available until you receive your score report. A 35-minute, unscored writing sample is administered at the end of the test. Copies of your writing sample are sent to all law schools to which you apply.

More specific information about the test and programs can be found online at the Law School Admissions Council website. UWF administers the LSAT on September 21, 2019,  February 22, 2020 and April 25, 2020.

Law School Admission Services website

MAT - Miller Analogies Test

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a high-level test of analytical ability that requires the solution of problems stated as analogies. The test measures your ability to recognize relationships between ideas, your fluency in the English language, and your general knowledge of the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and social sciences. The MAT is used by many graduate programs to identify candidates for admission. It is recommended that candidates go to the MAT website to make certain they have the most current information.

MAT website

Registration Steps:

1. Pay the $90 test administration fee by visiting the Cashier's Office or paying online 

2. Call for hours and to schedule your appointment at 850.473.7340. You will be required to provide the receipt number when scheduling your appointment.

3. You must complete the MAT Registration Form and bring it with you on your testing day.

4. On the day of the exam, bring the completed registration form, printed receipt, and government issued photo ID with you to Testing Services. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to allow for check-in procedures.

PAN- Performance Assessment Network

Performance Assessment Network (PAN) is a web-based system for the distribution, administration, and analysis of professional assessments and tests. PAN's primary clients include: the United States Postal Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and Jones/NCTI. For more information or to register for an exam, visit PAN.

PRAXIS- Teacher Candidate Knowledge and Skill Exams

The Praxis tests measure the academic skills and subject-specific content knowledge needed for teaching. The Praxis tests are taken by individuals entering the teaching profession as part of the certification process required by many states and professional licensing organizations. The tests are used for licensing and certification processes and include:

Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core)- These tests measure academic skills in reading, writing and mathematics. They were designed to provide comprehensive assessments that measure the skills and content knowledge of candidates entering teacher preparation programs. See Praxis Core information.

Praxis Subject Assessments- These tests measure subject-specific content knowledge, as well as general and subject-specific teaching skills, that you need for beginning teaching. See PraxisSubject Assessments information.

Praxis Content Knowledge for Teaching Assessments (CKT)- These tests measure subject-specific content knowledge, with a focus on specialized content knowledge used in elementary school teaching. See PraxisContent Knowledge for Teaching Assessments information.

For more information and to register, visit the Praxis website.

Proctored Exams

Proctored Exams for UWF Courses

As a service to UWF faculty and students, UWF Testing Services can provide proctoring services free of charge for make-up exams and exams that require proctoring for online or face-to-face UWF courses.

UWF Testing Services can also provide alternative testing administration for on-campus students with special circumstances. If there is a need for alternative testing administration, please contact Testing Services to discuss how we may be able to accommodate faculty and student needs.

If you are an instructor requesting authorizing a make-up exam for a student, click the button to complete the request form. Once the request form is received, Testing Services will contact the student to schedule the exam.

Faculty Exam Proctoring Request Form

If you are a student needing to schedule a proctored or make-up exam:

1. Call for hours and to schedule your appointment at 850.473.7340.

2. Contact your instructor/responsible party to inform him/her that your appointment has been scheduled and request that a copy of your exam and proctoring instructions be sent to testing@uwf.edu If we do not receive a copy of the exam and proctoring instructions at least 2 hours prior to the scheduled appointment, your appointment may need to be rescheduled. 

3. On the day of the exam, bring a photo ID (i.e. Nautilus Card, Driver's License) with you to Testing Services. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to allow for check-in procedures.


Proctored Exams for Non-UWF Courses and Other Exams

UWF Testing Services offers proctored examination services for students attending other institutions, and licensure or certificate exams (on a case by case basis). The following types of exams are permitted: 

  1. Standard paper based classroom style exams (without verbal directions to be read aloud by a proctor or several individually timed sections)
  2. Online examinations through the online classroom of the home institution or a website for a company 

Examination conditions that do not meet the above must be approved by a Testing Coordinator prior to scheduling an appointment. When you call or email, be sure you have all of the relevant information regarding the format and conditions of the exam. 

We will generally not administer exams under the following conditions:

  1. Computer based examinations that require us to download any software or update any versions of programs on our computers. In these situations, your instructor can choose to send a paper version of the test for us to administer.
  2. Tests with listening sections not provided through the computer (i.e. CD or tape players) or tests with speaking sections.

Registration Steps: 

1. Pay the $30 test administration fee (up to three hour time limit) by visiting the Cashier's Office or paying online. Please add $10 for each additional hour scheduled. 

2. Call for hours and to schedule your appointment at 850.473.7340. You will be required to provide the receipt number when scheduling your appointment.

3. Contact your instructor/responsible party to inform him/her that your appointment has been scheduled and request that a copy of your exam and proctoring instructions be sent to testing@uwf.edu If we do not receive a copy of the exam and proctoring instructions at least 2 hours prior to the scheduled appointment, your appointment may need to be rescheduled. 

4. You must complete the Proctored Exam Instructions & Registration (pdf) and bring it with you on your testing day. 

5. On the day of the exam, bring the completed registration form, printed receipt, and government-issued photo ID with you to Testing Services. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to allow for check-in procedures.

SAT & SAT Subject Tests

Many colleges require SAT scores as part of your admission application. Many colleges may require or recommend one or more SAT Subject Tests for admission or placement. Check the requirements of colleges you are considering before you decide which tests to take. More specific information about the tests and programs can be found online at the College Board website. UWF administers the SAT and SAT Subject Tests on the following dates.

College Board website

U.S. deadlines apply for students testing in the United States, U.S. territories and U.S. commonwealths.

*Deadlines expire at midnight, EDT (U.S.A.).

 

SAT Test - August 24, 2019
Availability/
Deadlines
Dates
SAT Subject
Tests Available
Yes-See SAT
Subject Tests
available on
this date
Registration
Deadline*
July 24, 2019
Late Registration
Deadline*
August 6, 2019
(for mailed registrations)
August 13, 2019
(for registrations made
online or by phone)
Deadline for
Changes*
August 13, 2019
Register for August 24, 2019 SAT Test
SAT Test - October 5, 2019
Availability/
Deadlines
Dates
SAT Subject
Tests Available
Yes-See SAT
Subject Tests
available on
this date
Registration
Deadline*
September 6, 2019
Late Registration
Deadline*
September 17, 2019
(for mailed registrations)
September 24, 2019
(for registrations made
online or by phone)
Deadline for
Changes*
September 24, 2019
Register for October 5, 2019 SAT Test
SAT Test - November 2, 2019
Availability/
Deadlines
Dates
SAT Subject
Tests Available
Yes-See SAT
Subject Tests
available on
this date
Registration
Deadline*
October 3, 2019
Late Registration
Deadline*
October 15, 2019
(for mailed registrations)
October 22, 2019
(for registrations made
online or by phone)
Deadline for
Changes*
October 22, 2019
Register for November 2, 2019 SAT Test
SAT Test - December 7, 2019
Availability/
Deadlines
Dates
SAT Subject
Tests Available
Yes-See SAT
Subject Tests
available on
this date
Registration
Deadline*
November 8, 2019
Late Registration
Deadline*
November 19, 2019
(for mailed registrations)
November 26, 2019
(for registrations made
online or by phone)
Deadline for
Changes*
November 26, 2019
Register for December 7, 2019 SAT Test
SAT Test - June 6, 2020
Availability/
Deadlines
Dates
SAT Subject
Tests Available
Yes-See SAT
Subject Tests
available on
this date
Registration
Deadline*
May 8, 2020
Late Registration
Deadline*
May 19, 2020
(for mailed registrations)
May 27, 2020
(for registrations made
online or by phone)
Deadline for
Changes*
May 27, 2020
Register for June 6, 2020 SAT Test

 

Additional fees apply if you register late or make changes to your test type, center, or date after registering.

Sunday administrations usually occur the day after each Saturday test date for students who cannot test on Saturday due to religious observance.

SAT Study plan

Register for the SAT

SAT Fees
Regular registrationsLate registration
$51 $78.50

 

SAT Subject Test Fees
Base feeLanguage with Listening TestsAll other Subject Tests
$23 (per test date) + $23 (per test) + $12 (per test)

See all fees and available fee waivers.

TEAS - Test of Essential Academic Skills

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is used as part of the admissions process by Nursing and Allied Health schools nationwide.

The TEAS exam is a four-part assessment with subtests in Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English and Language Usage. The total testing time is 3 hours and 29 minutes. The appointment length is 4 hours to allow time for check-in and instructions.

You do not have to be a UWF student to take the exam at UWF.

Registration Steps:

1. Pay the $45 test administration fee by visiting the Cashier's Office or paying online 

2. Call for hours and to schedule your appointment at 850.473.7340. You will be required to provide the receipt number when scheduling your appointment.

3. You must complete the ATI TEAS Registration Form and bring it with you on your testing day.

4. On the day of the exam, bring the completed registration form, printed receipt, credit card to purchase the acutal exam, and government-issued photo ID with you to Testing Services. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to allow for check-in procedures.

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language

The TOEFL iBT test measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. And it evaluates how well you combine your reading, listening, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks.

The TOEFL is administered via the internet, on various dates throughout the year, at test centers throughout North America and in many others parts of the world. UWF is an authorized TOEFL iBT test center. For dates and registration information refer to the TOEFL website or contact TOEFL directly by phone at 1-800-GO-TOEFL.

TOEFL website