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    ALEKS – Math Placement Assessment

    Prior to the summer of 2018, ALEKS was the primary tool used to appropriately place students into introductory math courses. Beginning in the summer of 2018, however, FIU has adopted a new math placement model (MPM version 1.0) that replaces ALEKS as the primary placement tool. The MPM, considers, among others, three key variables for predicting the highest course in which a student might be successful. The most significant predictor variables were determined to be, in order, (1) unweighted overall high school GPA, (2) SAT Quantitative/ACT Math score, and (3) the difficulty of the highest level high school math course in which students enrolled.

    For some students however, it may still be necessary for them to take the ALEKS. Unlike the new, math placement model, ALEKS, Placement, Preparation and Learning (PPL) is a web-based, artificially intelligent system that "accurately measures the student's math foundation and creates a personalized learning module to review and refresh lost knowledge, allowing the student to be placed successfully".

    For those for whom the ALEKS PPL remains necessary, detailed information is provided below.

    Where and how do I sign up to take the ALEKS PPL?

    To re-take an assessment (up to 4 retakes allowed with no additional ALEKS fees)

    What can I expect on the assessment?

    First of all, you do not need a calculator. If a question requires use of a calculator, one will appear on your screen. Before you start the assessment, a short tutorial is provided to familiarize you with the ALEKS dashboard. The assessment will consist of up to 30 open-ended questions, with varying degrees of difficulty. You will not know whether your answer is correct or not. Your initial answer determines what question you are asked next, as ALEKS probes the depth of your knowledge. Because of the adaptive nature of the assessment, you will not be permitted to go back to change your answers. Therefore, try to answer the questions to the best of your ability. You should answer “I don’t know” only if you truly do not know the answer.

    How long does the assessment take? Is there a time limit?

    You will have 2 hours and 30 minutes. The assessment should be completed in one sitting, so plan accordingly. The time starts when you begin the assessment. After 2 hours and 30 minutes, the assessment will close and you will be assigned the score earned at that time. If you are not happy with that score, you can retake the assessment after 48 hours have elapsed and completing 3 hours within the prep module.

    How do I find out my ALEKS score?

    Your ALEKS score appears after you complete the assessment and will be available to your advisor within 24-48 hours. If you need it sooner, please print the results from within your ALEKS account. Click here to access your ALEKS single sign-on page.

    Can I take the assessment more than once?

    Yes. Within your initial ALEKS assessment purchase you can take the assessment up to five times.

    How much does the assessment cost?

    The test fee consists of $25 payable to ALEKS Corporation. 

    Will the score appear on my transcript?

    No, the score will be available to your advisor and used only to place you in a class in which you are most likely to succeed.

    Is there additional proctoring fee to take the exam?

    Remote proctoring fees such as that associated with ProctorU or any approved testing facility will apply.

    To access your records:

    • Log in to your ALEKS portal using your FIU credentials (single sign-on)
    • Click on the view report button on the left side of your dashboard. Depending on your score, you may be directed to the free Prep and Learning Module.
  • CIV 2222 (Florida Civic Literacy Test)

    CIV 2222 – Florida Civic Literacy Test

    Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year and thereafter, all first-time-in-college (FTIC) baccalaureate seeking students entering a State University System (SUS) institution must demonstrate civic literacy by satisfying the State of Florida’s, civic literacy requirement. Students at Florida International University may take the Florida Civic Literacy Test (CIV 2222) and achieve a minimum score of 60, as an option, to satisfy the requirement.

    CIV 2222 will be administered remotely through one of the following options.

    Option 1: Students may use the virtual proctoring (Honorlock) that is embedded in this course to take CIV 2222 for up to two attempts. From the course menu in Canvas, click on Modules and then click on Take This Quiz. You will then be prompted to Launch Proctoring via Honorlock. Follow the steps accordingly to take the test.

    Option 2: Students may also elect to take CIV 2222 at an approved local testing facility by following the instructions and completing the Proctor Request Form.
    Click here to locate a testing center in your state and/or local area.

    CIV 2222 Study Materials


    Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service (FLATS) 

    The  Center for Testing and Career Certification  (CTCC) has partnered with Brigham Young University (BYU) to offer online tests for many languages. (NEW) You can now earn foreign language credits in addition to satisfying your foreign language requirement by attaining a pass on any of the FLATS exams. To view the complete list of FLATS exams,  click here.  All tests have a listening, reading and grammar component and are eligible to cover the equivalence of the first three semesters of a given language. The tests are multiple-choice and are on a pass/fail basis. Students are allowed two and a half hours to complete their test. To view FIU’s credit equivalency table,  click here. 

    The total cost to take the FLATS exam is $103.50 payable in two easy steps: $50 payable to (BYU) FLATS, and $53.50 payable to Florida International University.

    In order to register for a test with  FLATS  please follow the instructions below 

    Registration Instructions: 

    For Modesto Maidique Campus input:  

    Name: John Ahumada 
    Department:  Center for Testing and Career Certification 
    Educational Institution: Florida International University 
    Address: 11200 SW 8 th  Street, GL 120 
    City State Zip code: Miami, FL 33199 
    Phone: 305-348-2441 
    Confirm Email: 

    For Biscayne Bay  Campus input:  

    Name: Sinclair Daly 
    Department:  Center for Testing and Career Certification 
    Educational Institution: Florida International University 
    Address: 3000 NE 151st Street, AC1 160 
    City, State Zip code: Miami, FL 33181 
    Phone: 305-919-4043 
    Confirm Email: 

    For “Sending Results to Your School” please input the following. 

    Name: Dwight Nimblett, Director 
    Department:  Center for Testing and Career Certification 
    University: Florida International University 
    Address: 11200 SW 8 th  Street, GL 120 
    City, State Zip: Miami, FL 33199 
    Phone: 305-348-2441 

    Should you need any further assistance with registering for the test, please contact BYU  (FLATS)  at (801) 422-3512.  

    When BYU approves your request, they will send you an email which contains the confirmation number and password you will need in order to test. At this point, you MUST navigate to the Center for Testing and Career Certification's website and complete the following steps: 

    1. Select Register for an exam on the website’s menu.
    2. Under ‘choose group’ select FLATS- Biscayne Bay Campus or FLATS- Modesto Maidique Campus
    3. Under ‘choose your exam’ select FLATS Remote
    4. Complete the registration process & pay the $53.50 FIU administrative fee.
    5. Email the FIU testing center of your choice to schedule your testing appointment.

    Modesto Maidique Campus 

    Biscayne Bay  Campus 


     Before testing day 

    • You must be unaccompanied in an organized, distraction free room. 
    • Headphones are not required. You must inform proctors prior to the exam if you need to use headphones. All headphone usage must be approved by a proctor.  
    • You must present an unexpired Government Issued ID. 
    • You must have available your FLATS confirmation number and password.  
    • A secured internet connection is necessary.
    • No breaks are allowed during the exam.
    • Please use the restroom or drink any liquids prior to logging on.  
  • PERT

    Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT)

    The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) is Florida’s customized common placement test. The purpose of the test is to determine accurate course placement based on the student’s skills and abilities. The PERT is aligned with the Postsecondary Readiness Competencies identified by Florida faculty as necessary for success in entry-level college credit coursework. The PERT assessment system includes Placement and Diagnostic tests in mathematics, reading and writing.

    PERT Remote Testing is Now Live

    Pursuant tothe Florida Department of Education’s emergency order (No.2020-EO-02) the P.E.R.T. assessment for FIU’s Dual Enrollment program has been suspended until December 31, 2020.  The Center for Testing and Career Certification, will,  however, continue to administer the P.E.R.T. to non-dual enrollment students.
    For more information, please contact the FIU Office of Dual Enrollment. 

Currently Unavailable Exams

  • Accuplacer

    ACCUPLACER® is a suite of computerized tests that determines your knowledge in math, reading and writing. Over 1,500 institutions administer ACCUPLACER tests as part of the enrollment process. These tests help identify your strengths and needs in each subject area. ACCUPLACER’s interactive online learning tools are available to help you sharpen your skills. Academic advisors should inform of whether you are required to take this assessment.

    See test preparation resources and additional ACCUPLACER information.

    Register for the ACCUPLACER.

  • Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900)

    The Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900) certification benefits students who want to learn how to navigate the Azure cloud platform. This exam provides candidates with a foundational knowledge of the Microsoft Azure platform by looking at the considerations and benefits of adopting cloud services in general and the Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud model in particular.

    Important Registration and Payment Information

    1. Visit the Certiport Website before your test day to register and pay for the Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900). On the day of your appointment, you must bring the payment voucher to the FIU Center for Testing and Career Certification.
    2. To register to take the AZ-900 Fundamentals, click here.
    For more information about the AZ-900 Fundamentals exam click here.
  • CLEP

    Earn College Credits With CLEP

    The College-Level Examination Program® or CLEP provides students of any age with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses. There are 2,900 colleges, including FIU, that grant credit and/or advanced standing for CLEP exams.

    Appointments for the CLEP are available regularly throughout the semester. The cost of the examination is $122 (this includes an $89 testing fee and a $33 registration fee).

    CLEP at FIU

    Credit earned through CLEP examination will reflect as lower division transfer credit. While CLEP credits may be used to fulfill requirements, they will NOT increase the total counting towards graduation if you are already receiving the maximum number of lower division transfer credits allowed by your academic major. If you are a senior in your last 30 credits at FIU, you must discuss the transfer of CLEP credits with your academic department.

    Register For An Exam

    Free CLEP-Prep Courses Available Online

    A series of free, online, prep courses in select CLEP subjects is now available through the Modern States Education Alliance. These courses are taught by college professors and delivered online via the Modern States Website. All the courses are free, as are any required textbooks and other materials.

    The CLEP-PREP courses are self-paced, and there are no prerequisites or restrictions on enrolling. Participants do not have to register for a CLEP exam, however, to earn college credit upon completion of the course, participants must take the corresponding exam and achieve a qualifying score (CLEP-notes, 2016). Always consult with your Academic Advisor prior to taking a CLEP exam.
    A prep course for every CLEP exam is now available.

  • CompTIA

    CompTIA Exams

    CompTIA certification exams provide IT skills that are in great demand by employers. Candidates may use CompTIA’s certifications as a starting, middle or endpoint on the IT career roadmap.

    CompTIA Certifications

    Click here to view the menu of CompTIA certifications 

    CompTIA Examination Process

    1. Prepare to take the CompTIA certification.
    2. Purchase an exam to receive a voucher number and exam code.
    3. Schedule to take the exam using the voucher and code.
    4. Arrive and take the exam at the designated testing center.

    Fees and Methods of Payment

    Current Florida International University students, faculty and staff can benefit from our CompTIA Academy partner relationship by purchasing exam vouchers at a discounted price directly through CompTIA. “At checkout, you must provide eligibility information that will be validated regarding yourself and the school you attend. The academic .edu email domain is no longer needed for verification in order to purchase the voucher at the discounted price”.
    Non-FIU students will need to purchase exam vouchers through CompTIA.

    FIU Exam Location

    CompTIA exams are offered at the Center for Testing and Career Certification:

    Florida International University
    11200 SW 8th Street
    Green Library (GL)
    Room 120
    Miami, Florida 33199
    United States
    Phone: 305-348-2441

    Exam Scheduling

    To create an account and to schedule an exam, visit Pearson VUE.

    Picture Identification

    I understand that I must bring a valid government or state issued identification. The identification must be valid and current, must bear your full name and must contain a photograph and signature.


  • DSST


    Any individual who is seeking college credit for knowledge gained outside the traditional classroom can attempt DSST exams. In addition to the considerable cost savings realized by college students, adult learners, high school students or military personnel, successfully completed DSST exams allow students to significantly accelerate their academic goals toward degree completion.

    Get more information on DSST course equivalencies and credit-by-exam tables

    Get more detailed information about the DSST program, including access to online practice exams.

    View DSST exam content outlines and sample questions.

    Active Duty and Veteran Military Members

    DSST exams enable military personnel to advance their educational and academic goals even while in the service. At Florida International University, as a Fully Funded DSST Test Center, eligible military members and eligible spouses are able to have the Test Center sitting fee waived (first attempt only) for any of the given DSST exams.

    Important Instructions Prior to Testing

    • Complete a first-time registration including user name and password by visiting the DSST website.
    • Identify the four-digit code for the college where you want your score to be sent. You will need it on the day that you take your exam.                                              

    DSST Principles of Public Speaking Candidates

    Contact the Biscayne Bay Campus testing center at 305-919-4043 or 305-919-4044, or contact the Modesto Maidique Campus testing center at 305-348-2441 to complete the registration process.

  • FCB

    The Florida Certification Board (FCB) offers programs for health and human services professions. FCB certifies and ensures that professionals in the child welfare, mental health, and addiction fields meet current education, training, experience, and testing criteria.

    Register to Take Exam at BBC

    Directions to Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC)

    Register to Take Exam at MMC

    Directions to Modesto Maidique Campus (MMC)

  • LSAT

    Law School Admission Test (LSAT)

    The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day, standardized test. It is an integral part of the law school admission process in the United States, Canada, and a growing number of other countries. It provides a standard measure of acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills that law schools can use as one of several factors in assessing applicants.

    The test consists of five 35-minute sections of multiple-choice questions and a 35-minute writing sample response at the end. LSAC does not score the writing sample, but copies of the writing sample are sent to all law schools to which you apply.

    View test preparation resources and additional LSAT information.

  • Microsoft Office Specialist

    Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) - OFFICE 365 and OFFICE 2019

    Included in Office 365 and Office 2019 are new features such as Ink, Slide Zoom, Morph Animations, New Excel functions and 3D Models. Individuals who are MOS OFFICE 365 and OFFICE 2019 certified are better prepared for college and career success. The levels of certification for Office 365 and Office 2019 are Associate and Expert.


    Microsoft Office Specialist Associate
    (Any 3)

    Excel Associate

    Word Associate 

    Outlook Associate

    Power Point Associate

    Microsoft Office Specialist Expert
    (Any 2)

    Access Expert

    Word Expert

    Excel Expert
    Microsoft Office Specialist Associate 








    Important Registration and Payment Information

    1. Visit the Certiport Website before your test day to complete a registration, choose an exam and pay for the Microsoft certification exam. On the day of your appointment, bring the payment voucher to the FIU Testing Center.
    2. To register to take an Office 365 and Office 2019 exam at the FIU Testing Center, click here.

    For more information about the Office 365 and Office 2019 exams, visit:

    Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2016

    These certifications provide students and professionals with industry-leading assessment of skills, knowledge, and understanding of Microsoft Office. Students who are MOS certified are better prepared for college and career success. There are three (3) levels of MOS 2016 certification.

    *Microsoft Office SpecialistMicrosoft Office ExpertMicrosoft Office Master



    Power Point



    Word Expert

    Excel Expert




    Word Expert & Excel Expert


    Power Point, or Access, or Outlook



    *Take these three exams (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) and earn the Fundamentals Certification: Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Office 2016

    Important Registration and Payment Information

    1. Visit the Certiport Website before your test day to complete a registration, choose an exam and pay for the Microsoft certification exam. On the day of your appointment, bring the payment voucher to the FIU Testing Center.
    2. To register to take an MOS 2016 exam at the FIU Testing Center, click here.

    For more information about the Microsoft Office Specialist 2016 exams, visit:

  • Microsoft Technical Certifications

    Microsoft Technical Certifications

    Microsoft Technical Certification is an excellent starting point for students on a pathway leading to careers in artificial intelligence, data science, and cloud computing.

    Available (MTC) Certifications:

    • Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900)
    • Microsoft 365 Fundamentals (MS-900)
    • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Fundamentals (MB-900)

    Important Registration and Payment Information

    1. Visit the Certiport Website before your test day to complete a registration, choose an exam and pay for the Microsoft certification exam. On the day of your appointment, bring the payment voucher to the FIU Testing Center.
    2. To register to take a Microsoft Technical Certification exam at the FIU Testing Center, click here.

    For more information about the Microsoft Technical Certifications, visit:

  • Microsoft Technology Associate

    Microsoft Technology Associate

    For individuals interested in technology careers, Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is an entry-level credential that validates one’s proficiency in the fundamentals of computer technology. The three primary areas of MTA are: Developer, Database, and IT Professional.

    MTA Developer Exams

    • Cloud Fundamentals (98-369)
    • HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals (98-375)
    • Introduction to Programming using Block-Based Languages (98-380)
    • Introduction to Programming using Python (98-381)
    • Introduction to Programming using JavaScript (98-382)
    • Introduction to Programming using HTML and CSS (98-383)
    • Introduction to Programming using Java (98-388)
    • Mobility and Device Fundamentals (98-368)
    • Software Development Fundamentals (98-361)

    MTA Infrastructure Exams

    • Networking Fundamentals (98-366)
    • Security Fundamentals (98-367)
    • Windows Operating System Fundamentals (98-349)
    • Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (98-365)

    MTA Database Exams

    • Database Fundamentals (98-364)

    Important Registration and Payment Information

    1. Visit the Certiport Website before your test day to complete a registration, choose an exam and pay for the Microsoft certification exam. On the day of your appointment, bring the payment voucher to the FIU Testing Center.
    2. To register to take an MTA exam at the FIU Testing Center, click here.

     For more information about the Microsoft Technology Associate exams, visit:

  • NTN - National Testing Network

    National Testing Network directly contracts with public safety departments across the country to test candidates for jobs. Once a candidate completes this simple process, information and test scores will be sent directly to each department.

    Exams offered:

    Law Enforcement – Frontline National 
    Firefighter – FireTEAM 
    Emergency Communications – ECOMM 
    Corrections – REACT 
    Juvenile Corrections – IMPACT 

    Register for the exam on the official site.

  • SAT


    The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are designed to assess your academic readiness for college. These exams provide a path to opportunities, financial support, and scholarships, in a way that’s fair to all students. The SAT and SAT Subject Tests keep pace with what colleges are looking for today, measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century.

    View test preparation resources and additional SAT information.

  • Senior Assessment

    Senior Assessment

    An assessment of graduating seniors is being conducted at FIU in order to measure the effect of the University’s efforts to support student success. It will provide important feedback that will be used to improve the value of an FIU degree. This initiative is part of the state-mandated participation in the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA) and the quality improvement/global learning initiatives from the SACS reaffirmation of accreditation process.

    FIU’s assessment instruments are the ETS Proficiency Profile, Case Response and Global Perspectives Inventory. The results of these assessments do not affect individual students. Scores are reported collectively and are used as a tool to understand the educational needs of our students, identify their global awareness and improve curricula and the learning experience at FIU.

    Eligible students will be prompted to complete the assessment upon the completion of the graduation application. If you have been prompted, you may take the Senior Assessment.

    For additional information contact the Center for Testing and Career Certification.

  • TEAS

    TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills)

    The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is a multiple-choice scholastic aptitude assessment used to measure entry level skills and abilities of potential nursing program students. It is a four part exam consisting of the following areas:

    • Reading Comprehension
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • English Skills

    The TEAS is offered on computer at various times during the semester. A $100 test fee is required upon registration.

    View TEAS review materials.

    Register for the TEAS

    If you are applying to the FIU Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences, you must consult with an academic advisor to determine whether you are required to take the TEAS for admission to your program.

    For additional information, contact the Center for Testing and Career Certification:

    Modesto MaidiqueGL 120305-348-2441
    Biscayne BayACI 160305-919-4043

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