Testing and Assessment Centers

The mission of the Central Piedmont Testing Center is to enhance the student learning process by providing comprehensive testing services to the Central Piedmont student and faculty populations, local businesses and industries, as well as the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community and surrounding areas.

Central Piedmont has testing centers at several campuses and provides the following services (testing services availability varies by campus):

Central Piedmont does not administer the ACT or SAT college entrance exams. If you are in need of special accommodations for testing, please contact Disability Services.

In the event of inclement weather or other emergency situations, please listen to area radio and television stations or call 704.330.6888 for announcements regarding the operation of the college. When the college closes, all classes are cancelled and testing appointments will need to be rescheduled. ESL testing is available at Central Campus only.

Student Academic Integrity

The purpose of the Central Piedmont Code of Student Academic Integrity is to support the continued growth and development of the foundation of a strong academic community based on the principles of academic honesty and integrity. Learn more about 7.10 Student Academic Integrity Policy.

Testing Center Locations and Hours

Take time to familiarize yourself with directions to and parking at your scheduled testing center well in advance of your test, and on the day of your test leave with plenty of time to arrive to your test on time. All tests must be turned in at the testing center's closing (time varies by center) — plan accordingly based on the length of your test.

A photo ID is required for all testing services. To maintain testing integrity, and as a courtesy to others, please do not bring children, cell phones, or other electronic devices into testing areas.

  • Central Campus Testing Center (Including ESL Testing Hours)

    Central Campus Testing Center Location

    Visitor parking is located in lots 30, 31, and 32. There is no charge for visitor parking.

    Placement Testing Hours at the Central Campus Testing Center

    • Monday — Thursday 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. (center closes at 6 p.m.)
    • Friday 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. (center closes at 4:30 p.m.)

    Course Testing Hours at the Central Campus Testing Center

    • Monday — Thursday 8 a.m. — 6 p.m. (last test administered at 5:30 p.m., tests collected at 6 p.m.)
    • Friday 8 a.m. — 4:30 p.m. (last test administered at 3:30 p.m., tests collected at 4:30 p.m.)

    EFL Placement Testing Hours at the Central Campus Testing Center

    • Monday — Thursday 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. (center closes at 6 p.m.)
    • Friday 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. (center closes at 4:30 p.m.)

    A permission to test from your advisor is required. Exams must be completed in a single setting; please plan accordingly. Sample ESL testing questions are available on the Accuplacer site.

  • Cato Campus Testing Center

    Cato Campus Testing Center Location

    • Cato Campus, Cato 1 Building, Room 134 B (first floor)

    Course Testing Hours at the Cato Campus Testing Center

    • Monday — Thursday 8 a.m. — 5 p.m.
    • Friday 8 a.m. — 12 p.m.

    Course testing at Cato Campus is by appointment only. The last course test is administered at 3:30 p.m. and collected at 5 p.m.

    e-Learning and make-up only.

  • Harper Campus Testing Center

    Harper Campus only administers the placement test.

    Harper Campus Testing Center Location

    Placement Testing Hours at the Harper Campus Testing Center

    • Monday — Thursday 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    • Friday 8 a.m. — 12 p.m.

    Placement testing at Harper Campus is by appointment only. The center closes at 5 p.m.

  • Harris Campus Testing Center

    Harris Campus only administers the Placement Test.

    Harris Campus Testing Center Location

    Placement Testing Hours at the Harris Campus Testing Center

    • Monday — Friday 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

    Placement testing at Harris Campus is by appointment only. The center closes at 5 p.m.

  • Levine Campus Testing Center

    Levine Campus Testing Center Location

    Course Testing Hours at the Levine Campus Testing Center

    • Monday — Friday 8 a.m. — 5 p.m.

    The last course test is administered at 3:30 p.m. and collected at 5 p.m.

    e-Learning and make-up only.

  • Merancas Campus Testing Center

    Merancas Campus Testing Center Location

    Course Testing Hours at the Merancas Campus Testing Center

    • Monday — Friday 8 a.m. — 5 p.m.

    Course testing at Merancas Campus is by appointment only. The last course test is administered at 3:30 p.m. and collected at 5 p.m.

    e-Learning and make-up only.

  • Taking the Central Piedmont Placement Test at a Remote Location