Maricopa Emergency Management System Alert

Due to building damage caused by weather, the Deer Valley location (29th Ave. & Bell Road) is closed until further notice. Students attending that location will receive further direction from their instructors. Visit the News page for details and updates or follow us on social media.

Testing & Essential Skills Center

The testing center is currently CLOSED for all in-person exams. However, the Maricopa EdReady site provides an online preparation tool to get you ready to take your placement assessments once we re-open. For additional info about placement during this time, also visit:

Watch the short video below to learn more about Maricopa EdReady

To register for exams, visit the PearsonVue* site at
*Exams are by appointment only.

The Student Testing and Essential Skills Center provides academic and vocational testing to help students accomplish their educational goals. If you do not have a high school diploma or GED and you are planning on applying for financial aid, you must take the Reading, Writing and Math assessments in the same testing session.

The Testing Centers at the Washington & Central City campuses are Authorized Pearson VUE Testing Sites. The Washington Campus is an Authorized Kryterion Testing Site, and Authorized ISO-Quality Testing Site, as well. 

In preparation for placement testing, attend a FREE Power Up: Accuplacer Reading Workshop and/or Power Up: WritePlacer Ready Workshop.

For special accommodations, contact Disability Resources and Services (DRS) at (602) 286-8171/, or visit the DRS web page.

Assessment Policies & Procedures

  • Policies During Pandemic--Assessment & Placement
  • Tests are not administered within three hours of closing.
  • Referrals to the Assessment Center are made by program advisors, counselors or faculty members.
  • Complete and submit a Student Admission Application prior to testing. Forms are available at Enrollment Services.
  • A current picture ID is required.
  • No children may be left unattended while a student is testing.
  • or call us at (602) 286-8160 for further information. 
  • Submit the optional Customer Satisfaction Evaluation by the end of the semester.

Test & Exam Schedules