Certification and Licensure Exams
The Testing Center offers a variety of certification and licensing exams for U of I students, faculty, staff and community members.
Microsoft Excel Certification
The Microsoft Office Specialist Excel certification exam is offered at the Testing Center at the discounted rate of $75, which includes the option for one retake should it be necessary. Retakes need to be taken within the same semester as the first initial exam.
Note: We do not schedule appointments for in-person Microsoft Excel Certification exams through phone or email. For questions, please call 208-885-5138.
STAMP-Language Proficiency Certification
One of the requirements for a degree in several of the Modern Languages offered at the U of I is the Avant STAMP (STAndards-based Measurement of Proficiency) exam, which also serves as a certification in language proficiency. The exam includes assessment of reading, writing, listening and speaking in a variety of languages and results can be used to qualify for the Seal of Biliteracy. Total fee is $65.
Note: We do not schedule appointments for STAMP through phone or email.
Praxis tests are part of a certification process required for future teachers by many states and professional licensing organizations. Offered select weekday mornings during the academic year.
ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
ASE certification exams are offered select weekday mornings during the academic year.
NCEES (National Council of Engineers for Engineering and Surveying)
The NCEES exam is offered select weekday mornings during specific windows.
GED (General Education Development)
The GED exam is offered to those who do not have but wish to obtain a certificate equivalent to a high school diploma, a common requirement among colleges and employers.
The test includes four subjects: science, social studies, mathematical reasoning and reasoning through language arts. It is possible to take one subject test at a time. If you are under 18, you will need to begin the registration process then fill out a Youth Waiver Form and submit it in-person to our Testing Center or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Allow one to two days for processing and to unlock your account so you can continue with the registration process.
If you are a resident of a different state and under 18, a testing administrator from that state will need to unlock your account first, though you can still test at our testing site.
TSA (Transportations Security Administration)
TSA tests are offered on select on Wednesdays. Registration for this exam takes place during the TSA application process.
These certification exams are offered on Wednesdays.
Delivered through Scantron, both of these personal trainer certification exams are offered on Wednesdays.