Certification and Licensure Exams

The LC State Testing Center contracts with several vendors to provide certification and licensing exams.  If the exam you need is through a vendor we currently are not contracted with, please contact us to see if we can assist with your exam.

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QuickBooks Certified User
Key benefits of QuickBooks certification

  • Validate QuickBooks knowledge and skills for a position in professional accountancy
  • Demonstrate bookkeeping skills acumen in a tangible, measurable way
  • Position themselves as a credible job candidate to employers

Visit the QuickBooks Certified User Certiport site for more information about the test and to register to certify.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Microsoft certification gives students and workforce candidates the power to chart their own course, fulfill their ambition, and realize their potential. See the statistics that validate that these certifications give you the tools to build a brighter future and prepare yourself for a successful career.

Visit the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certiport site for more information about the test and to register to certify.

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is also available for proctoring.

Other Certiport exams may be available upon request.

There is a $15 proctoring fee payable to LC State for all Certiport Exams.  Please pay the cashier in the Administration Building.

When can I take the CNA written test?

  • We will verify with documentation from Workforce Training that you have passed the Skills Test prior to scheduling a CNA Written Test.
  • You have 12 months after completing the CNA Training to get your CNA Certification.
    • You have 3 attempts within that 12 months to pass the CNA Written Test.
  • CNA Testing is offered Monday through Friday
    • Appointments are required, seating is limited.

How much does the CNA written test cost and where do I pay?

  • The total cost of the CNA written test is $50.
    • $21.00: Pre-pay online with credit or debit card from the Testing Center homepage or at the Cashier's Window with cash or check in the hallway of the Administration Building before arriving to take your test.
    • $29.00: Pay at the time of the test on the computer. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express cards are accepted.
      • If the oral version of the test or extended time is required, please speak with the Testing Center staff about this when scheduling. Approved accommodations must be on file. Additional fee may apply.

What do I need to bring for the CNA written test?

  • Receipt for the $21 pre-payment
  • Valid, physical government issued picture ID
  • Credit/Debit card for the $29 fee on the computer - Visa, MasterCard or American Express only.

How can I prepare for the CNA written test?

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When do I get my CNA written test scores?

  • You receive a copy of your results immediately after completing the test.
  • Your results will be electronically delivered to Prometric within two business days and your name will be added to Idaho's Nurse Aide Registry the next business day.
  • Your registry certificate will be mailed to your address after your name is added to the registry.
  • If you have not received your certificate 3 weeks after your testing date call Prometric Customer Service at (888) 843-234

For more information about the Idaho CNA Written Exam visit the Prometric website.

Through ETS, the LC State Testing Center proctors several exams:

  • ParaProfessional Exam: The ParaPro Assessment is a general aptitude test that is required in many states for paraprofessional certification
    • Fee is $70 for this exam and is paid directly to LC State at the cashier window in the Administration Building
    • Exams are offered Monday - Friday 8:15am - 2pm; exams are scheduled for 3 hours
      • To schedule a ParaPro exam call 208-792-2100
      • Testers must bring a valid government issued picture id for check in
    • Visit the ETS ParaPro website for more information on the exam
  • Praxis Exams: The Praxis tests are taken by individuals entering the teaching profession as part of the certification process required by many states and professional licensing organizations.
    • Praxis exams are paid for and scheduled directly through the ETS Praxis registration webpage
    • Testers must bring valid, government issued picture id for check in
  • GRE Exam: Entrance exam for many graduate school programs
    • The LC State Testing Center offers the computer-delivered GRE General Test.
    • The GRE exam is paid for and scheduled directly through the ETS GRE registration webpage
    • Testers must bring valid, government issued picture id for check in
  • TOEFL Exam: English-language proficiency exam
    • TOEFL exams are paid for and scheduled directly through the ETS TOEFL registration webpage
    • Testers must bring valid, government issued picture id for check in

Visit the ETS website for more information on any of the exams offered.

The Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses offers the Drinking and Waste Water Certification Exams at college testing centers throughout Idaho.

Once a candidate receives the approval letter from the State they will need to make an appointment. Appointments must be made by calling the Testing Center at 208-792-2100.

The fee for each exam is $25. This fee is pre-paid by the tester. This can be done:

  • Cash or check at the cashier window in the Administration Building the day of your test
  • Pay online with credit or debit card from the Testing Center homepage before you arrive for your test.
    • Under payment type chose: IBOL Waste/Drinking Water ($25).
    • No payment will be taken at the Testing Center.

Testers will be provided scratch paper, pencils, and a binder with the necessary formulas and tables for the test. Testers can bring their own basic calculator.

The day of testing testers must bring the following to their appointment:

  • testing approval letter from the State - we will collect and keep this letter
  • valid, current government issued picture id
  • receipt for the $25 payment:
    • if paid to the cashier you will be given a receipt to bring
    • if paid online a receipt has been emailed already to the Testing Center

ISCET, the International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians is a nonprofit association of certified technicians, chartered in 1965, that assists students and experienced techs by offering training, education, and certification exams that will help you attain your personal and professional goals.

The LC State Testing Center offers ISCET Certification Exam on an as needed basis. Contact us at 208-792-2100 for more information or to request a testing date.

ISCET Certification Exams Information

ISCET Online Store - study material and testing vouchers

Create your ISCET account

Log if you already have an ISCET account: My History

There will be a proctoring fee of $15 for all testers not part of the LCSC Electrical Program.

IQT's client list is as varied as the professional services we provide. Our clients range from some of the largest licensing and certification programs in the world to small specialized organizations.

All tester's will be required to follow their test sponsor's rules for scheduling their test.

Tester's are required to bring:

  • a current, valid government issued photo id with signature to check in for a test.
    • The name and address on the ID must match the Candidate Admission Letter.
  • A printed copy of the Candidate Admission Letter (email on phone is not acceptable)

Pearson VUE Authorized Test Centers are privately owned, third-party testing facilities which provide on-site, on-demand testing for certification and professional licensure exams.

How do I schedule a test with Pearson VUE?
Visit the Pearson Vue website and search for your test program in the Ready, Set, Test search box. On your test program page Log in or Create Account right-hand side of the page and complete the necessary fields to schedule your exam. Upon confirming the booking, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from Pearson VUE. At a minimum, this confirmation will contain information such as the time, date and location of your test, including directions to the test center.

How do I reschedule a test?
Visit the Pearson Vue website and search for your test program in the Ready, Set, Test search box. On your test program page Log in or Create Account right-hand side of the page and complete the necessary fields to reschedule your exam.

How do I cancel a test?
Visit the Pearson Vue website and search for your test program in the Ready, Set, Test search box. On your test program page Log in or Create Account right-hand side of the page and complete the necessary fields to cancel your exam..

What happens if I forget my Pearson VUE username and/or password?
Click on the sign-in page relevant to your program and select either ‘I forgot my username’ or ‘I forgot my password'. Provide the details required and you will then be able to recover your username and/or reset your password.

What if I have a problem?
You can contact Pearson VUE’s customer service center and choose your relevant program and region.

How early should I arrive at the test center on the day of my test?
Typically, you are asked to arrive 15-30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. This will give you an opportunity to check-in and relax prior to beginning your test. The amount of time you are asked to arrive at the center before your scheduled appointment time differs for each program. You will receive a confirmation email with program-specific information.

What happens when I arrive to take an exam?
When candidates arrive for an exam, they go through a standard admissions process. Candidates are asked to provide two forms of identification, to agree in writing to a set of exam rules and to sign a log sheet. In most cases, your photo and signature will be digitally captured as they would appear on your results report. Some exam sponsors may have other identification or check-in requirements. Please review Pearson VUE’s privacy policy.

What ID do I need to bring to the test?
Typically, you are asked to bring two forms of identification, including one government-issued photo identification. Some test programs may have additional requirements. The items you are asked to bring differs for each test program. You will receive a confirmation email with program-specific information.

PSI is a vendor for a variety of certification and professional licensure exams.  LC State Testing Center partners with PSI for many exams.  Registration for PSI exams is done through the PSI website. Please carefully review any communications received from PSI after scheduling to ensure you have proper id and are familiar with the rules of your exam before your exam date.

The testing programs offered through Scantron can be found on their website.

Preparing for your test - take a sample test or view testing instructions

Test Taker Login or Create New Account

Scantron Candidate Support

Testers will follow instructions for registering for their test from their specific test sponsor.

All testers are required to bring a current, valid government issued picture id and the printed confirmation email.

The ServSafe Food Manager Exam can be scheduled through Pearson Vue, or directly with the LC State Testing Center.

Pearson Vue Scheduling

  1. You must purchase Testing Center Access for Pearson Vue from the ServSafe website. There are two options
    1. (Insert link to option 1) - You can purchase online course and TC access
    2. (Insert link to option 2) - You can purchase TC access only
  2. You will either log in to an existing Pearson Vue account or create a new account and register for your test.
    1. When you chose the LC State Testing Center as your testing location the dates and times the test is available will be shown.
    2. Please read your scheduled exam confirmation email carefully so you know what to bring with you the day of your appointment.

LC State Testing Center Scheduling

You must purchase exam access on the ServSafe website.  There are several options on the ServSafe website which include an online course, an online course with exam, or just the online exam code or voucher.

  • When you are ready to test contact the LC State Testing Center to schedule you exam.
  • In addition to the fee you pay ServSafe for your exam code/voucher, a $15 proctoring fee will be paid to LC state.
    • This fee is paid to the campus cashier in the Administration Building the day of your test.
  • Please contact the Testing Center to schedule a minimum of 2 business days prior to the date you want to test

LC State charges a non-refundable service fee for credit/debit card transactions.