Proficiency Testing

What is a Proficiency Exam?

A proficiency is an exam administered by Testing Services that will allow you to “test out” of a course.

Proficiency exams available:

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BIO 211 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
CAM 120 Modern Manufacturing Processes 3
CRT 105 Micro Concepts & Apps for Mac 1
HIT 125 Language of Medicine 3
IST 100 Fundamentals of Computing 1
IST 131 Computer Concepts and Apps 3
IST 132 Data Management Using Excel & Access 3
IST 235 Spreadsheet Applications-Excel 3
MTH 091 Developmental Algebra I 4
MTH 096 Developmental Algebra II 4
MUS 100 Fundamentals of Music 4
OAD 100 Beginning Keyboarding 2

Who Can Take a Proficiency Exam?

  • Any student who has not already attempted the exam.
  • Any student who has completed all steps through admissions and is eligible for registration.
  • Any student who meets the course prerequisites for the proficiency selected.

How Much Does it Cost?

There is a fee of $50 for each credit hour earned, per proficiency exam. This is nonrefundable.

How do I Apply and Pay?

To apply for a proficiency examination please contact Testing Services by calling (567) 661-8378 or by stopping into one of the Testing Centers on the Toledo-area or Findlay-area Campuses.

A Testing Specialist will determine a student’s eligibility for a proficiency exam. There is a fee of $50 for each credit hour earned, per proficiency exam, and will be applied to the student’s Ozone account. All payments are non-refundable.

When Can I Take the Exam?

Students can call Testing Services at (567) 661-8378 to schedule an appointment for their proficiency exam. Proficiency exams can be administered at the Toledo-area and Findlay-area Testing Centers during business hours.

Where Do I Take the Exam?

Proficiency exams are administered at the Toledo-area or Findlay-area Testing Centers. Please call Testing Services at (567) 661-8378 to schedule your proficiency exam and location.

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When Will I Receive My Results?

Grading time varies by test. All test information is immediately sent to the respective department for grading. Since other offices grade the exam, the turnaround time varies. We do not know when the results will be returned to our office. Students will receive notification of test results via their Owens Community College email account.

What Should I Bring on Test Day?

You must present a valid photo ID. Some proficiency exams allow you to use a calculator. All other items must be placed into a locker, which we will provide. Please familiarize yourself with the rules of the Testing Center prior to your arrival.