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Testing Center Policies & Procedures

The Irvine Valley College Testing Center is proud to offer a wide variety of testing services. To protect the integrity of the exams offered by our vendors and schools that we partner with, we have a high level of security.

When you are admitted for your exam, you can expect the following:

  • A Test Administrator will ask you for the required identification/documents specific to your exam.
  • You will be asked to place ALL personal belongings in a locker. Only the Test Administrators have a key to your locker, and you will not be able to access ANY personal belongings during your exam. Only permitted exam materials are allowed in the testing room with you. Personal items include but are not limited to:
    • Hats
    • Purse or wallet
    • Car Keys
    • Cell phones
    • Watches
    • Food/drink
    • Candy/gum
    • Loose change/money
  • The size of the lockers only allow for smaller personal items. Please leave larger items such as backpacks, laptops, etc., at home or in your car.
  • The Irvine Valley College Testing Center is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please leave valuables at home.
    • You will be asked to pull out your pockets to show that nothing is in them.
    • Jackets/sweaters are allowed in the testing room, but you must show that there is nothing in the pockets.

    Testing Center Policies:

    • You must schedule your exam in accordance with our hours of operation.
      • We schedule exams according to the amount of time permitted for your exam, not based upon the amount of time you may think it will take you to complete it.
    • Our first priority is to our pre-registered candidates. Walk-ins and call-ins are permitted only at the discretion of our Testing Center. Under no circumstances can we guarantee availability if you have not pre-registered for your exam.
    • Special accommodations must be approved and submitted in writing by your testing vendor or school prior to your exam.
    • For payment of paper and distance education exams we accept cash or check only. Please bring exact change.
    • You will be required to show proper identification. Expired ID’s do not count as an acceptable form of identification. Please ensure that your ID’s are valid.

    Below is a link to a video from one of our Testing Partners, Pearson Vue. While check-in procedures vary depending on the type of exam, this video gives a brief synopsis of the procedures our Test Administrators follow when admitting candidates to their exams.


    Becky Brubaker
    Testing Specialist

    T: 949-451-5468
    F: 949-451-5638

    5500 Irvine Center Drive,
    Room A 3TC, Irvine CA 92618

    Hours of Operations

    Open 6 days a week

    Mon:​   9:00 am - 5:00 pm ​
    ​Tue: ​  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    ​Wed: ​  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    ​Thu:   ​9:00 am - 8:00 pm
    ​Fri: ​  9:00 am - 8:00 pm
    ​Sat: ​  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    ​Sun:   CLOSED

    Special Hours 

    October 2014
    Thursday, October 30: 9:00am-5pm (Closing early)
    Friday, October 31: 9:00am-5pm (Closing early)
    November 2014
    Monday, November 10: CLOSED
    Tuesday, November 11: CLOSED
    Thursday, November 27: CLOSED
    Friday November 28: CLOSED
    Saturday, November 29: CLOSED
    December 2014
    Wednesday, December 17: 9:00am – 12:00pm (Closing Early)
    Wednesday, December 24: CLOSED
    Thursday, December 25: CLOSED
    Friday, December 26: CLOSED
    Saturday, December 27: CLOSED
    Wednesday, December 31: CLOSED
    January 2015
    Thursday, January 1: CLOSED
    Friday. January 2: CLOSED
    Saturday, January 3: CLOSED
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