Assessment Center

Welcome to the CBC Assessment Center!

The Assessment Center is working remotely in response to COVID-19. For the best health of our community, many of our in-person services are suspended until further notice. Click the tabs on the left for more information or connect with us today to discuss your assessment options.

Your success is our top priority--even before you sign up for classes! We want you to know which classes are right for you, from the program you want to pursue to the level of English and math you'll need to complete it. That's where the Assessment Center comes in; we're here to help you figure out where to get started on your journey to success at CBC!

Whether you're in need of course placement or an industry certification, we offer a wide variety of assessment tools to help you meet your educational, professional and personal goals.



Schedule an appointment!

Complete an online admission application and receive a student ID number before scheduling a testing appointment. Testing is free for students applying to CBC!

Apply today!

Testing for a union or another institution? Skip this step! Instead, visit Hawk Central (located adjacent to the Assessment Center) and pay a $40 testing fee. Bring the receipt along with a current picture ID to expedite your appointment or walk-in visit!

Follow our Getting Started steps after receiving your acceptance letter to CBC. One of these steps allows you to schedule a placement test appointment online.

Get Started!

Another option for scheduling an assessment appointment is to reach us on the phone. Call 509-547-0511 today!

Testing Calendar

No appointment is necessary if you choose to take your placement test on most Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 1 pm. Check our calendar to make sure we are open.

Testing Calendar

You need two to three hours to complete a full placement assessment in one session and less than that if you are re-testing in only one or two areas. Please choose an appointment time or walk-in date that works for your timeframe and testing needs.

Testing Calendar

Services for qualified students with disabilities are available! Students who have documented learning and/or physical disabilities need to request testing accommodations by contacting CBC Disability Support Services at 509-452-4412, by%20email or by visiting Room T403 in the T Building on the Pasco campus before scheduling a placement test.

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To request equivalent placement at CBC based on your scores from another Washington Community or Technical College, please complete the Placement Reciprocity Request form.

If you'd like to send your unexpired CBC placement scores to another institution, we're here to help! To start the process, submit a Placement Score Release form.


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Assessment Appointment Checklist

  • 1. Bring your current photo ID. The Assessment Center is unable to provide testing services if you do not have a valid photo ID.

    Are you a Running Start student? You'll also need to know your social security number. If you do not have access to your social security number, please contact the Assessment Center for alternative arrangements.

  • 2. Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment.

    Give yourself a few extra minutes to get checked in and ready to test!

  • 3. Leave all personal belongings at home.

    To maintain testing security, all personal items (including cell phones, calculators, food, drinks, etc.) will be collected prior to your test. CBC cannot assume responsibility for the loss or damage of anything brought into the Assessment Center! Pencils, paper and an online calculator will be provided during your test, if applicable.

  • 4. Tell your support person you'll see them when your test is finished.

    You are welcome to bring a friend or relative with you, but they will not be able to accompany you into the testing room. Don't worry, they are welcome to hang out on campus until you're finished!

  • 5. Pay your test fee prior to your testing appointment!

    Most test fees can be paid on campus at Hawk Central, conveniently located adjacent to the Assessment Center. Hawk Central accepts cash, personal and cashier's checks, money orders, Visa and MasterCard.


We provide limited-basis, appointment-only proctoring services most Friday mornings to individuals taking distance learning or correspondence courses from other colleges. Contact us for more information!

The Assessment Center is a National College Testing Association (NCTA) Certified Testing Center.



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