Why take an assessment?
Certification requirements are in high demand in all industries. Increasingly, employers use certification attainment to assess whether an individual possesses the skills and knowledge required for successful performance in a particular job role. Employers want to hire the best qualified individual who will make a positive contribution to company goals. Certifications tend to set prospective applicants above the competition.
By becoming certified, a prospective employee shows an employer that he/she:
- has met standards that have been established and verified by a third-party organization
- is dedicated to maintaining competency on a continual basis
Because SouthernTech is committed to excellence, it is important to make certification attainment accessible to our student body and our public constituents. SouthernTech supports students by administering both entry-level testing as well as completion certifications. Community members and employers can also benefit from the convenience of a local testing center that offers a variety of options with a growing library being added on demand.
The testing center is open 8am-4pm Monday-Friday. All tests must be scheduled 24-48 hours in advance. Contact Lyndsey Wallace at 580-224-8202 to schedule your appointment or use the RegisterBlast button on the right side of the webpage.
Things to consider:
- Cell phones and other electronic devices are not allowed in the testing center.
- Storage lockers are provided for personal items during testing.
- We are practicing social distancing and masks are mandatory; please review our Pandemic Response Plan prior to your scheduled test.
SouthernTech provides proctoring for the following tests:
|Test||What to bring with you|
|Accuplacer||$20 payment for in-district residents|
|8th grade reading proficiency for drivers license||$20 payment|
|CNA-Long Term Care||Valid photo ID|
|CMA||Social Security Card|
|Advanced CMA||Training Verification Form (CNA-signed by skills evaluator. You must pass skills test before scheduling the written)|
|Deeming from LTC to HHC||CMA needs valid CNA card|
|Case Manager (I, II, and III)||Valid photo ID|
|Approval letter from ODMHSAS|
|OHCAPA Home Care Administrator||Valid photo ID|
|Social Security Card|
|Completion certificate or provisional certificate from OSDH|
|Licensed Professional Counselor/Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (OLERE/OKLMFTE)||Valid photo ID|
|Authorization letter from OSDH|
|Oklahoma POSSE (Peace Officer Screening & Selection Exam)||Valid photo ID|
|Security & Private Investigator Licensure (CLEET Phase I, II, III, IV, and V)||Valid photo ID|
|Original certificate of completion|
|$40 payment (Phase V is $50 payment)|
|Outdoor Fireworks Display||Valid photo ID|
|Fire Extinguisher||Valid photo ID|
|$45 payment for Sales|
|$65 payment for Technician and Qualified Agent|
|Firefighter I & II||Valid photo ID|
|Firefighter Instructor I & II||Authorization letter from OSU-FST|
|Alternative Fuels Certification (LPG and CNG/NGV)||Valid photo ID|
|Emergency Medical Responder||Valid photo ID|
|Training/Testing verification form|
|Tattoo & Body Piercing||Valid photo ID|
|Medical Micropigmentologist||OSDH approval letter|
|$75 payment (retest)|
|Alarm & Locksmith (Commercial, Residential, CCTV, and Electronic Access Control)||Valid photo ID|
|$60 payment for Technician, Plan/Design, and/or Inspector|
|$45 payment for Salesperson or Manager|
|Petroleum Storage Tank (aboveground, underground installation, and underground removal)||Valid photo ID|
|Authorization letter from OK Corporation Commission|
|Hearing Aid Fitter/Dealer||Valid photo ID|
|Sanitarian Environmental Specialist||Authorization letter from OSDH|
|*GED||Valid photo ID|