Testing Center

The Testing Center, located in Main 176 (Clifton Campus), provides a secure and quiet testing environment for assessment and offers testing for placement, certification, and accommodated exams. Students are asked to make an appointment online to complete any of the following assessments, using the Testing Center section of the College website.


The ACCUPLACER “Next Generation” test may be used to assist placement of students in general education (math and English Composition) courses. 

  • Visit the Testing Center section of the College website to schedule a testing appointment and to review sample questions for test preparation. 
  • Before scheduling a testing appointment, the individual must be a Cincinnati State applicant or current student, and have an advisor's consent to test.

English as a Second Language Assessment

Students whose first language is not English are encouraged to take Cincinnati State’s ACCUPLACER ESL test, which includes listening, reading, WritePlacer ESL (if required), and math. 

General Education Development (GED)

The GED® Test covers four subjects: Math, Science, Social Studies, and Reasoning Through Language Arts. GED/High School Equivalency Preparation Centers may be found on the Ohio Department of Education website.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Cincinnati State is a recognized CLEP testing center where students may take subject exams to earn college credit sponsored by the College Board. The list of courses awarded based on subject scores earned is in the Academic Policies section of this catalog. Non-Cincinnati State students should check with their institution regarding applicable CLEP credit. 

Microsoft Office Specialist Exam

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification is for individuals looking to increase their competence, productivity, and credibility with their colleagues and clients in today's competitive job market, by demonstrating proficiency using Microsoft Office software programs.

This test is open to the public and is administered in the Testing Center on Clifton Campus. Students interested in this certification should create an account and purchase a test voucher through Certiport for the desired test prior to registering for the test at Cincinnati State.

Proctoring Service

Testing services are available to accommodate students who need a secure place to take a distance learning examination. Examinees who are interested in scheduling a test at the Testing Center should first contact their college or university for approval and then call (513) 569-1569 to schedule a testing time. 

Testing Accommodations

If you are a student with special needs and require academic accommodations during testing, we encourage you to contact the Cincinnati State Office of Disability Services at (513) 569-1775 to establish accommodation services prior to testing.