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Credentialing Center


The Credentialing Center is currently under construction. We are currently closed to ALL exams. We will possibly resume testing on Wednesday 12/20/2023, but no earlier. We will post updates here as they become available.

About Us

University Testing Center Lab

The Credentialing Center at ODU houses credit bearing and industry certification exams, as well as test preparation courses. Aligning with the University's strategic plan, the Center is at the forefront of community engagement, and offers opportunities to ODU students and the general public to enhance their skills and employment/earnings potential.

Exams Offered


Certiport is dedicated to helping people excel and succeed through certification. Their globally recognized credentials are aimed at enhancing individual productivity, marketability, and value. Get certified and get noticed.

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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.

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COMIRA has over 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, federal and state government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. They offer tests in pre-hire employment selection, managerial assessments, licensing and certification tests, license management services and professional services.

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For appointments, call COMIRA at 1-833-333-4756

Counseling Comps

The Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination is a comprehensive exam required for graduation in the ODU counseling master's program and is typically taken in the last or second to last semester of study. Requirements for the exam can be found online in the graduate program handbook.

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Dental Radiation Safety Retake

This is a retake exam only for those students who completed the Dental Radiation Safety Certification through ODU's School of Continuing Education.

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The DSST exams are similar to the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams: individuals are able to receive college credit by taking these advanced placement exams.

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Foreign Language Placement- ODU Students, only

The University offers placement tests for French, German, Spanish, and Japanese. French, German, and Spanish tests are 100 multiple choice questions, and must be completed in 1 hour. The Japanese test includes a listening section (100 questions), a 1-page essay (both sections are allotted 1 hour total) and an interview with a faculty member from the Department of Foreign Language.

Register for the Test

Please register through our online registration system to select your test date and time.

The test administration fee is payable via Visa, Discover, American Express, or MasterCard credit or debit card. The testing fee is non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Foreign Language Placement Scores- French, German, Spanish

If your score is
380 or below
If you wish to continue the study of the language, you must enroll in the 101F level of the course.
If your CEEB score
is between 390-480
If you wish to continue the study of this language, you are eligible to enroll in the 102F level of the course in French and German, or Spanish.
If your CEEB score is between 490-580 Gives you exemption (without credit) from the 101F-102F courses. If you wish to continue the study of this language, you must enroll in the 201 level course.
If your CEEB score is between 590-680 Gives you exemption (without credit) from the 101F, 102F, and 201 level courses. If you wish to continue the study of this language, you must enroll in the 202 level course.
If your CEEB score is between 690-800 Gives you exemption (without credit) from the 101F, 102F, 201 and 202 courses. You are eligible to enroll in a 300 level co

Foreign Language Placement Scores- Japanese

Placement scores are posted to LeoOnline within 24 business hours from your scheduled test date. You will also receive an email once the score is posted.

If your score is 54 or below If you wish to continue the study of the language, you must enroll in the 111 level of the course.
If your score
is between 55-79
If you wish to continue the study of this language, you are eligible to enroll in the 212 level. You will receive an exemtpion (without credit) for 111.
If your score is 80 or above If you wish to continue the study of this language, you are eligible to enroll in the 311/312 level. You will receive an exemtpion (without credit) for 111 and 212.

Re-test Policy

Students may attempt the placement test as many times as they like; however, they must pay the administration fee each time.

HESI A2 Nursing Assessment

The HESI A2 Assessment Test is a requirement for all students applying to Old Dominion University's School of Nursing, as well as many other nursing programs. To align the requirements of other nursing programs locally and around the country, all sections of the exam are included in our HESI test. Note- two fees are needed to sit for the HESI exam, one to ODU for administering the test, and one to Evolve for the exam itself. Be sure to pay both fees before your test day.

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Kryterion distributes certification exams for various companies and associations. Exams are scheduled directly through each exam sponsor via Kryterion's WebAssessor platform. Click here for Kryterion's website.

Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a high-level mental ability test requiring the solution of problems stated as analogies.

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Non-ODU Accuplacer

ACCUPLACER is the most powerful tool available to help colleges assess student readiness for introductory credit-bearing courses and make reliable placement decisions. ODU proctors Accuplacer exams from other institutions for a fee. Students must have a voucher from their home institution before making an appointment.

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Non-ODU Test Proctoring

ODU proctors students from other institutions for a fee. The fee is an hourly rate and students pay the first hour in advance. Please bring a smartphone with you on test day to pay for additional time if your exam goes over 1 hour. After the first hour we charge in 30 minute increments. It is the test takers responsibility to ensure any paperwork from your home institution is completed.

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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. Note that all appointments are directly done through ETS, not the Credentialing Center. When making an appointment, you can select ODU as a testing site.

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ParaPro Assessment

The ParaPro Assessment measures the skills and knowledge in reading, writing, and math on the part of prospective and practicing paraprofessionals. It also measures their ability to apply those skills and knowledge when assisting in classroom instruction. It was designed to satisfy the requirements of the federally legislated No Child Left Behind Act.

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Pearson VUE is the global leader in computer-based testing for IT, academic, government and professional programs.

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Don't forget to select ODU as your testing center when making an appointment with PearsonVUE!

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Test Prep Courses

Whether you're preparing for college admissions, graduate school admissions, or for a professional exam, the Credentialing Center offers a variety of test preparation options to meet all your needs!


The ACT Blitz is an intensive test prep program that provides students with the tools they need to prepare for and ace the ACT. Our multi-week course format allows abundant opportunities for learning and for interacting with our expert instructors. Courses are strategically scheduled during the weeks leading up to the most popular ACT dates and include 16 hours of instruction to prepare students to reach their chosen test dates at peak performance. Click here to learn more. . .


The College Board has made significant changes to the format and content of the SAT. Our experts will take the mystery out of the New SAT, making it clear exactly what you need to know and helping you to hone your skills for the new format. Click here to learn more. . .


Receive 24 hours of expert in-classroom instruction on the Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, and Analytical Writing sections of the GMAT. This comprehensive course includes a review of the mathematical and verbal concepts tested on the GMAT and prepares you for the questions typically seen on this test. You will also strengthen the skills tested in both the Integrated Reasoning and Analytical Writing sections. Click here to learn more. . .


Old Dominion University Test Prep is here to help you learn about the GRE revised General Test and to give you the skills and tools you need to maximize your potential. Our updated, comprehensive program covers each of the three main sections of the GRE revised General exam-Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Reasoning. We will walk you through each section and prepare you for all of the question types you are likely to encounter on test day. Click here to learn more. . .


Our intensive LSAT prep program includes 30 hours of classroom instruction from experienced exam preparation professionals. The easy to follow program uses proven techniques to simplify the LSAT. Old Dominion's LSAT course uses questions from actual LSAT exams so that your preparation is as close to the real thing as possible. LSAT textbooks, updated study guides, diagnostic exams, and expert instruction are all included. Click here to learn more. . .


Old Dominion University Praxis Core Prep Classes include expert instruction, a proven format, all required course materials, and online support resources in one convenient, affordable package. ODU offers two core test preparation courses: Praxis® Core Math and Praxis® Core Verbal. Prepare for the Praxis® Core with the only Praxis Prep Class in Hampton Roads offered by ODU. We will help you improve your skills, confidence, and score, all of which increase your chance of admission into the teacher preparation program of your choice! Click here to learn more. . .

Summer Bridge in Math: Grades 1-8

Whether called the summer setback or summer slide, the learning loss students experience over the summer can have significant impact on their performance in the upcoming school year. Frequently contributing to a loss of 2+ months of skill, this happens during summer vacation when students don't use the skills learned at school. The Summer Bridge Program in Mathematics will help minimize students' loss of skills by giving them an instructor-led environment in which to review and practice skills learned or receive guided instruction on key topics covered in the grade they're entering. Click here to learn more. . .

Contact Us

Credentialing Center

1105 Student Success Center

1262 West 43rd Street

Norfolk, VA 23529

757-683-6089 (office)


Student Success Center

Other ODU Testing Centers

ODU students looking to take a test for a class are served through the University's internal testing operation. Internal testing is housed on the fourth floor of Perry Library and administers exams for College of Sciences classes, make up exams, ODU Online exams, Accuplacer math placement, and ALEKS. Additionally, some exams can be taken at the Regional Higher Education Centers.

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