Professional Certifications

Contact Information

Charlotte McGowan
Director of Academic Assessment and Testing Services

Testing Center Hours

Dowagiac Campus
David C. Briegel Building,
Room 1105

Summer Hours

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Southwestern Michigan College Academic Assessment & Testing Services is a proctor or testing site for several professional certifications. You will need to go to the individual web sites listed below to register for the test.

College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP)

College credit for what you already know
CLEP website


Prior Learning Assessment
DANTES website

National League for Nursing (NLN)

Nursing exams
NLN website


NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination)
HESI website


IC3 (Internet and Computing Core Certification)
MTA (Microsoft Technology Associate)
MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist)
Certiport website

Castle Worldwide

Certification and licensure
Castle Worldwide website

ETA International

Electronics Certifications
ETA International website

ISO Quality Testing

Computer based testing
ISO Quality Testing website


Computer based testing
Comira website


National Career Readiness Certificate
Workkeys website

Public Safety & Municipal Government

Empco Incorporated
Empco Incorporated website