Placement Testing

Blackhawk Technical College is dedicated to enhancing student learning and community offerings by providing comprehensive, accessible testing and assessment services. We have a Testing Center located at our Central Campus. Our Testing Center is committed to maintaining the highest compliance required by nationally-recognized testing standards and practices, safeguarding confidentiality of student records, and creating an optimal, distraction-free testing environment.  

Testing Information

View testing schedules and requirements:

As part of the registration process, you will be required to complete a placement test. These scores are used to determine appropriate course placement. There is a $10 test/retest fee for apprenticeship students. Testing fees are waived for Blackhawk Technical College or Wisconsin Technical College System students taking the test for the first time. There is a $4 retest fee thereafter.

Testing Schedule

Testing Center, Central Campus
Learning Resource Center (LRC), Monroe Campus

Testing Requirements

  • When you are ready to test, select a date from the Testing Schedule. You may start your test between the hours listed; however, keep in mind that you should allow yourself at least two hours for testing. Due to the length of the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER, tests cannot start after 4:00 p.m.
  • Please bring a photo ID with you (i.e. driver’s license). First-time testers will need to stop at Express Services to receive a student ID number before testing.
  • Prior to testing, please review the TESTING POLICIES at the end of this page.

Retest Policy

  • You may retest if you believe your score does not accurately reflect your abilities or skill level. There will be a fee charged for retesting.
  • After reviewing the admission test scores, you may retest in each area once using Next-Generation ACCUPLACER.
  • If you completed the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER as part of the admissions process, you must wait 48 hours before retesting.
  • If it has been three or more years since you last tested, we strongly encourage that you retest for more accurate course placement. 
  • For Course Placement Retests, further retests require approval from the appropriate faculty and/or staff (Dean, Director). 

Online Resources

The following resources can help you prepare for the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER test:​

Certiport, a Pearson VUE business, was established in 1997 and is now the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery, and program management services. Certiport exams are delivered through an expansive network of over 14,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide.

Blackhawk Technical College offers the following Certiport exams:
Registration/Scheduling Instructions:
  1. Register through Certiport and purchase exam voucher(s)
    • Exam voucher fees vary per exam and are paid directly to Certiport
  2. Call the Testing Center at (608) 757-7666 to schedule an appointment
  3. On the day of your exam, bring your Photo ID, Certiport username and password, and exam voucher number
    • Before testing, stop by Registration and Records to pay your $25 BTC Administration Fee
    • Then, head to the Testing Center, located in the Student Success Center, to take your exam

This test has a $10.00 fee which should be paid at Registration and Records. Seating is limited to 20 testers per session and will begin at 9 a.m. sharp. Please present your receipt and photo ID to the Testing Center staff on the day of testing. You must arrive early as tests begin on time and no late admittance will be allowed. You will have 20 minutes to complete the test.

Prior to testing, please review the TESTING POLICIES at the end of this page.

Tests may be scheduled by appointment at (608) 757-7666 or

For current students, tests may be scheduled via Starfish in MyBTC.

Upcoming Testing Dates:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2023
  • Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023
  • Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023
  • Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023
  • Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023
  • Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023
  • Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023
  • Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023
  • Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023
  • Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024
  • Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024
  • Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024
  • Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024

Before scheduling GED & HSED exams online, you must attend an orientation course (by appointment only). Click on the button below to view the orientation schedule and make an appointment. You can also contact the testing center for more information at (608) 757-7666 or email

GED & HSED Orientation

After you have completed GED Orientation, you may schedule testing online through the GED Testing Service. These tests have a fee of $39.75 per test and a Civics test for $10.00 or a total of $169 for all tests. 

Learn more about the General Educational Development (GED) & High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED).

When you are ready to test, select a date from the Testing Schedule below. You may start your test between the hours listed; however, you will NOT be able to start an exam 30 minutes prior to closing hours. Please note: computer-based exams are subject to computer availability.

Please bring a photo ID with you (i.e. driver’s license).

Prior to testing, please review the TESTING POLICIES at the end of this page.

Testing Schedule

Current Students

Tests may be scheduled via Starfish in MyBTC.

Testing Center, Central Campus

Tests may be scheduled by appointment at

Learning Resource Center (LRC), Monroe Campus

Tests may be scheduled by appointment at (608) 328-1660.

The ATI TEAS for Allied Health exam is used as part of the admission process for the following programs in the Health Sciences department: Dental HygienistNursingPhysical Therapist Assistant, Radiography, and Surgical Technology.

All students petitioning for any of these listed programs at Blackhawk must take the TEAS for Allied Health exam.

For other information regarding program-ready requirements, please see and advisor or visit the Petition Information page.

TEAS Testing

  • TEAS for Allied Health in-person at Central Campus ($87)
  • Virtually through ATI's proctoring services ($115)

Note: ATI registration closes 24 hours prior to the test date. For example, if you want to register for the April 6 test date, you must register no later than April 4 by midnight. 

Prior to testing, please review the TESTING POLICIES at the end of this page.

Upcoming Testing Dates:

All testing will begin in the Testing Center (Room 2219).
  • Friday, March 22, 2024: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Friday, April 5, 2024: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Friday, April 19, 2024: Noon-4 p.m.
  • Friday, May 10, 2024: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Friday, May 24, 2024: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 5, 2024: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Friday, June 14, 2024: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Monday, June 17, 2024: Noon-4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 26, 2024: Noon-4 p.m.
  • Friday, June 28, 2024: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 3, 2024: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Monday, July 8, 2024: Noon-4 p.m.

Blackhawk Technical College offers Typing Tests for the following programs:

Program Time Allotted Speed/Error Goals Other
Medical Assistant three minutes 30 wpm/ 3 errors no cover on keyboard
Medical Admin Coder five minutes 30 wpm/ 5 errors no cover on keyboard
Admin Support Professional five minutes 40 wpm/ 5 errors no cover on keyboard

If you are in one of these programs, you may take the typing tests as many times as you want. When practicing, you should put one space after a period, hyphen, backspace, or returns. When completed, a copy of your score will be sent to admissions to be added to your student record. 

Testing Policies

Testing Policies

Please review the testing policies below for all tests, make-up exams, and placement testing.

For All Tests
  • A valid photo ID is required. The photo ID must display your first and last name and should match the name on the test.
  • Coats, jackets, or sweaters that button or zip on the front are NOT permitted. If it zips, buttons, or opens in the front, the clothing must be placed in a locker. If you think you will be cold, please wear a sweatshirt or sweater that does not zip up or button up.
  • Hats of any kind, hoodies, head scarfs, doo-rags, sunglasses, or similar clothing must be removed and placed in a locker.
  • Only items specified by your instructor will be allowed in the testing room. All other belongings must be placed in a locker located outside of the Testing Center. The following items are not permitted in the testing room:
    • Handbags, backpacks, messenger bags, and briefcases
    • Food or beverages
    • Cell phones, pagers, smartwatches, iPods, fitness trackers, or Bluetooth headsets and other electronic devices
    • Notebooks, laptops, tablets, or e-readers
    • USB flash drives or external hard drives
    • These items must be placed in a locker due to testing security issues. If you are caught with any of these items in the testing room, your exam will be terminated. Cell phones must be placed on silent or turned off prior to being placed in the locker.

Make-Up Exams
  • All students must be honest and forthright in their academic studies. To falsify the results of one's research, to steal the words or ideas of another, to cheat on an assignment, or to allow or assist another to commit these acts corrupts the educational process. Students are expected to do their own work and neither give nor receive unauthorized assistance. Any violation of this standard must be reported to the Judicial Affairs Officer and the Department Dean. The faculty member, in consultation with the Department Dean and the Judicial Affairs Officer, will decide whether the matter should be processed through the Student Conduct System or resolved without a formal hearing. In the latter case, the faculty member must have the agreement of all students directly affected.
  • Homework cannot be accepted by the Testing Center. Please make arrangements with your instructor.
  • Going in and out of the testing room is not allowed. If you leave the room, you will have completed your test and it must be turned in to the Testing Center staff. Once a test is handed in, it cannot be returned to you for any reason.
  • Please use the restroom before you enter the testing room. If you leave the room without permission of the test proctor, your exam will be considered complete and must be turned in as is.
  • If you require special arrangements, such as extensions and/or additional materials, you must make those arrangements with your instructor. The instructor must indicate these special arrangements on the make-up exam request form.
  • No exams are given beyond the specified date without VERBAL or WRITTEN permission from your INSTRUCTOR to the Testing Center staff.
  • Children are not allowed in the testing room. If you have children, please make arrangements for their care while you take your exam.
  • You will only need to make an appointment if a computer is needed for your test OR if you are taking a proficiency exam. All other tests are on a walk-in basis. Due to FERPA regulations, you must make your own appointments.
  • Please allow adequate time to check-in and receive instructions for your exam. No tests are distributed the last half-hour prior to closing under any circumstances. All tests will be collected at closing time of make-up exam specified times, regardless of your testing time remaining.
  • Come prepared and know the length of time allowed for your exam. Give yourself enough time to complete the exam and please be aware of Testing Center make-up exam hours. Multiple tests are proctored in the Testing Center and make-up exams have specific day and times.

Placement Testing
If any of the following items are observed during placement testing, the Testing Administrator will stop your test session and invalidate your test scores. Your scores will be entered as a zero, you will need to wait 48 hours before retesting and pay for your test at Express Services ($4 per section or $10 for the entire test).
  • Use of notes or dictionary
  • Any attempt to remove test content or scratch paper
  • Talking to other test takers
  • Discussing test content with others
  • Possession or use of unauthorized materials (including an electronic device such as a cell phone, smartwatch, calculator, etc.)
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