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Workforce Assessments and Testing

Congratulations!  You are taking one of the most important steps of your life-earning your GED (General Education Diploma) credential!  Millions of people like you have taken the GED test to get a better job, continue their education, or to feel better about themselves.  The GED test measures your knowledge and academic skills against those of today’s traditional high school graduates.  It is comprised of four individual sections:  Reasoning through Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics.

Perhaps you aren’t ready to take the GED test, but you are ready to prepare.  Kentucky Adult Education can help you get started.

Eligibility
To take the GED exam in Kentucky, you must:

have a Kentucky address
pass the GED Ready Test for each of the four GED sections, done through an approved Kentucky Adult Education center
be 19 years of age or, if you are under 19 years of age, be withdrawn from school for at least 90 days.  If you cannot wait 90 days, you may request a waiver from your school superintendent.
Location and Testing Schedule
The GED test sections are administered on computer at OCTC’s Downtown Campus, located at 1501 Frederica Street.  They are given on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  When you arrive to test, you must provide a valid, government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, to be admitted to the testing room.  You will not be admitted without proper photo identification.

GED Costs
Kentucky offers two (2) discounted re-takes for each subject area.

General Information
For general questions or to start the process of obtaining your GED, call SkillTrain at OCTC’s Downtown Campus at (270) 686-4454.  Accommodated testing is available for persons with documented disabilities.

Visit GED TESTING SERVICE to register.

We offer computer-based examinations from the Kentucky Department of Insurance Agent Licensing at our Downtown Campus, located at 1501 Frederica Street.  These tests are administered on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. as well as Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.  Licensing exams include:

Adjuster
Casualty
Crop
Health
Life
Personal Lines
Property
All applicants must have a scheduled appointment to sit for the examination(s).  To register for an exam, visit the Kentucky Department of Insurance website at KY Dept. of Insurance or call (502) 564-6004.

When you arrive to test, you must provide a valid, government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, to be admitted to the testing room.  You will not be admitted without proper photo identification.

You will receive your test results upon completion of the exam.  All licenses are mailed to new licensees from the Kentucky Department of Insurance.

The WorkKeys test is a multifaceted web-based job skills assessment system measuring real-world skills.  It connects work skills, training, and testing for education and employers.

 

The WorkKeys test can include the following assessment sections:

Applied Mathematics measures the skills people use when they apply mathematical reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving techniques to work-related problems.
·         Graphic Literacy measures the skills people use when they work with workplace graphics.

·         Workplace Documents measures the skills people use when they read and use written text in order to perform a job.

·         Applied Technology measures the skills people use when they solve problems with machines and equipment found in the workplace.

Sample questions for these assessment sections are available on ACT's Workkeys webpage.

 

Location, Testing Schedule, and General Information
The WorkKeys examination is administered on computer at OCTC’s Downtown Campus, located at 1501 Frederica Street. Typically, it is given every Tuesday from 1-4 p.m. and the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  All applicants must have a scheduled appointment to sit for the examination and must pay the examination fee at least a day in advance.  To schedule a WorkKeys test, please visit Owensboro Workforce Solutions Testing Registration Site For questions, please call (270) 686-4444.

 

When you arrive to test, you must provide a valid, government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, to be admitted to the testing room.  You will not be admitted without proper photo identification. You will receive your test results upon completion of the exam.  

 

WorkKeys Workplace Observation Examination


The Workplace Observation is a special separate section of the WorkKeys that measures the skills people use when they pay attention to and remember work-related instructions, demonstrations, and procedures.  It is administered at the same time as the other WorkKeys sections: every Tuesday from 1-4 p.m. and the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  As with the basic WorkKeys, all applicants must have a scheduled appointment to sit for the examination and must pay the examination fee at least a day in advance.  To schedule a Workplace Observation test, please visit Owensboro Workforce Solutions Testing Registration Site  For questions, please call (270) 686-4444.


 

 

The College Level Examination Program, or CLEP, provides students of any age with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through a program of computer exams in undergraduate general education college courses.  It is a national program of credit-by-examination sponsored by the College Entrance Board.

 

CLEP testing is offered at OCTC’s Downtown Campus, located at 1501 Frederica Street.  You may earn a maximum of 45 college credits through general or specific subject exams.  We are a recognized CLEP testing center, so we also administer CLEP exams to students from other colleges and universities.  Therefore, scores may be sent to other institutions for applicable college credit. Exams must be purchased from the CLEP website. To schedule an exam and pay the proctoring fee, please visit Owensboro Workforce Solutions Testing Registration Site . For more information or questions about scheduling, please contact Christi Bowman at (270) 686-4456.

 

For a list of available tests, visit CLEP tests.

 

 

Pearson VUE delivers certification and licensure exams through the world’s largest network of testing centers in 175 countries across the world.  We are pleased to be able to partner with Pearson VUE to deliver testing services at our Downtown Campus, located at 1501 Frederica Street.  Tests include: the Nationally Certified (NREMT) EMT and Paramedic exams; Cisco and CompTIA exams for IT professionals; GED computer-based testing; American College exams; VMware Inc.; RMA (Registered Medical Assistant); and all ICC (International Code Council) exams, including HVAC and Electrician licensure exams.

For more information, a complete list of exams, and to schedule, please go to Pearson VUE testing.

The TEAS exam tests basic knowledge in reading, mathematics, science, and English/language usage.

 

The TEAS examination is administered on computer at OCTC’s Downtown Campus, located at 1501 Frederica Street.  All applicants must have a scheduled appointment to sit for the examination and must pay the examination fee at least a day in advance.  To schedule and pay for a TEAS test, please visit Owensboro Workforce Solutions Testing Registration Site For questions, please call (270) 686-4444.

 

The TEAS can only be taken a maximum of three (3) times per calendar year, with a four (4) week waiting period between attempts.

 

You will receive your test results upon completion of the exam.  These results are for your information only; the nursing department will also receive a copy of your results, so you do not need to provide them with your score report.

 
NOCTI industrial tests are web-based examinations designed to measure an individual’s knowledge of competencies related specifically to industrial occupations.  These tests are intended for evaluating individuals with a combination of education, training, and work experience.

NOCTI exams include:

Industrial Electricity
General Maintenance
Industrial Electronics
Industrial Maintenance Technician
Industrial Maintenance Mechanic
Maintenance Mechanic
Electricity/Electronics,
Mechanical Maintenance
Electrical/Electronics Maintenance
Welding General Industrial/Mechanical

LaserGrade/PSI is the largest nationally owned and operated network in North America. They oversee the administration of FCC and FAA exams using testing centers that are conveniently located. They offer proctored, computer-based test administration for many other professional and occupational licensure and certification examinations.

For more information or to schedule a test, visit Laser Grade's website or call 1-800-211-2754.