Testing Services

The Testing Center provides a variety of services to current students and applicants through a combination of in-person, remote and alternative formats. The Testing Center is located in Rm 103, just inside Anoka Tech's main entrance.

Testing Center Summer Hours (May 18, 2022 through August 9, 2022)


  • Monday 8 am to 4:30 pm (REMOTE ONLY)
  • Tuesday from 8 am to 4:30 pm *last admit is 3:30 pm (SCHEDULED ON CAMPUS/WALK-IN)
  • Wednesday from 8 am to 4:30 pm *last admit is 3:30 pm (SCHEDULED ON CAMPUS/WALK-IN)
  • Thursday from 8 am to 4:30 pm *last admit is 3:30 pm (SCHEDULED ON CAMPUS/WALK-IN)
  • Friday from 8 am to 10:30 am (REMOTE ONLY)

Scheduled on campus appointments will be given priority over walk-ins. Please note, the Testing Center closes from noon (12 pm) to 1 pm each day. 

As an alternative to in-person testing, the Testing Center is continuing to offer remote ACCUPLACER testing via Zoom, video conferencing. This is available to Anoka Technical College current students or applicants who meet the following technology requirements: 

Computer/laptop with a stable internet connection, a webcam and headphones. NOTE: cellphones, iPads, Surface and other tablets will not work. 

Click the link below to schedule your remote ACCUPLACER, in-person ACCUPLACER, or virtual chat appointment with Testing Services staff (for current students or applicants ONLY).


The Testing Center is open for make-up testing and accommodated testing on:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 8 am to 4:30 pm (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY) 

To schedule a make-up test, contact Testing Center staff at TestingServices@anokatech.edu or call 763-576-7830 for more details. 

To schedule an accommodated testing appointment, students MUST be approved by the Office of Accessibility. Contact the Office of Accessibility at Accessibility@anokatech.edu or call 765-576-7950 for more details. 


The ACCUPLACER assessment is used as a tool for student course placement. Beginning Fall 2021, Anoka Technical College is a Course Placement Pilot Project participant, reviewing student records for college-level course prerequisites. Click the blue link below to learn more about how to meet college-level course pre-requisites, prepare, when and where to take it, how results are used and much more. 

Placement Tests

Keyboarding Test-Out

The Basic Computer Keyboarding (BCK) test-out is a means to satisfy the prerequisite for courses that require typing proficiency for success. 

Basic Computer Keyboarding test out is available in-person on:

  • Tuesdays from 8 am to 3:30 pm (last admit is 2:30 pm)
  • Thursdays from 8 am to 3:30 pm (last admit is 2:30 pm)

As an alternative to in-person testing, Anoka Technical College is offering the Basic Computer Keyboarding test-out via Zoom, video conferencing. This is available to Anoka Technical College applicants and current students who meet the following technology requirements: 

Computer/laptop with a stable internet connection, a webcam and headphones. NOTE: cellphones, iPads, Surface and other tablets will not work. 

In order to schedule your Keyboarding test via Zoom, please contact:

Testing Services OR Enrollment Services

Students who do not pass need to register for ADSC 1003 Introduction to Keyboarding and Speedbuilding, a two-credit keyboarding course designed to help students develop basic keyboarding techniques.

 Net Words a Minute (NWAM)
 Resulting Course Placement
 0-24 NWAM with less than 93% accuracy rate
 ADSC1003 Intro to Keyboarding and Speedbuilding
 25-25+ NWAM with 93% or higher accuracy rate
 Course prerequisite has been satisfied
The test-out is routinely administered immediately following ACCUPLACER assessment to students in the following programs:
  • Judicial Reporting AAS
  • Medical Assistant DIP/AAS
  • Scoping/Proofreading CERT

ACCUPLACER Test Schedule 

Students are strongly encouraged to practice their typing skills before sitting for the keyboarding test-out. Testing before attending Orientation will facilitate the registration process.

The test-out must be taken in one sitting which includes unlimited practice tests and three timed trials. The timed trials include one test and two retests that are needed only if the first timed test is not passed. Timed trials are three minutes in duration.


Test Accommodations

Anoka Technical College supports all students admitted to college.

Students with documented disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to programs.

In order to apply for test accommodations, students with disabilities must meet with the Office of Accessibility. Documentation will be required. Apply early to allow time to make arrangements for accommodations.

More information about accommodations can be found by contacting: Office of Accessibility or call 763-576-7950.

GED Testing

GED preparation and testing is available on the Anoka Technical College campus. Visit Metro North Adult Basic Education for program information. ABE classrooms are located in the Student Success Center, Suite 190, Rm O.

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Make-Up Testing

Make-up testing is available for students who have missed a classroom test due to illness, emergency or an excused absence. Before scheduling, students must request permission from their instructor. Availability is dependent on other testing activities and all testers are required to show a Photo ID at check-in.

  • Beginning Aug. 25, 2021 make-up testing will be offered by appointment only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays. 

After instructor approval, students must contact the Testing Center to schedule their appointment for testing. Requests should be sent to:


Instructors will receive a notification from Testing Services once a student has made their testing appointment. Additional instructor information will accompany the notification; instructors must hand-deliver tests before testing day to the Testing Center in Rm 103 or drop them in the Testing Center drop-box just outside the Testing Center door. Completed tests not picked up by 3:30 pm on the day of the test will be returned to faculty mailboxes in the Anoka Tech mailroom by Testing Center personnel. Electronic Exams can be delivered before testing day to TestingServices@anokatech.edu





Distance-Proctored Testing

Test proctoring for Minnesota State system students (CURRENTLY SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)

If you are enrolled in a Minnesota State system online course that requires test proctoring, free services may be available for you at Anoka Tech. Testing is by appointment only on a space-available basis. Days and hours vary. Schedule well in advance to meet course deadlines.

To request an appointment, email TestingServices@AnokaTech.edu.


If you are seeking a proctored test environment and you are not a Minnesota State System student, you may make arrangements for fee-based proctored testing. Appointment availability is dependent on campus testing needs therefore days and hours will vary. Scheduling well in advance of the desired testing date is recommended.

A flat rate of $35 will be charged for each four-hour session.  

To request an appointment, email TestingServices@AnokaTech.edu.


ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the necessity for suspending face-to-face contact, ATI TEAS exams for Anoka Technical College students are remote.

To register for the ATI TEAS exam, students must create an account online at www.atitesting.com. After registration, students can view available test dates, purchase and register for the ATI TEAS exam.

Once an account is created, follow these steps to register for the ATI TEAS exam: 

  1. Select Online Store.
  2. Select Register for TEAS (located in grey tab on the left). The ATI registration page will appear.
  3. Select Register Now.
  4. The next section asks "How would you like to take a proctored TEAS Exam" select Remote Online.
  5. From the drop-down under TEAS Proctor-Program Type students can select either ATI Remote Proctor-(Nursing or Allied Health) OR Institution Remote Proctor-(Nursing or Allied Health). ATI Remote Proctor is currently $115 and offers more times than Anoka Tech. Institution Remote Proctor is currently $92 and offers times published by Anoka Tech. Students can choose how they would like to complete their remote test. 
  6. Students registering to test remotely through Anoka Tech should select Institution Remote Proctor and select either Nursing or Allied Health.
  7. The Date Range can be left blank. 
  8. Under State/Institution students should select MN and Anoka Tech AH or PN. AH is Allied Health for students interested in Occupational Therapy Assistant or Surg. Tech and PN is for students interested in Practical Nursing.
  9. Select Search and all the available TEAS dates for Anoka Technical College will appear. 

Click the following links below are for step-by-step video instructions to creating your account and registering for your exam.

  1. How to create your ATI TEAS account:
  2. After creating your TEAS account: viewing dates and registering for your exam:

PLEASE NOTE: students who do not meet the technical requirements to test remotely can contact Testing Services to make other arrangements BEFORE registering for TEAS. Students can contact Testing Services for more information. 

Once ATI TEAS exam registration is complete, students will receive a receipt confirming the date and time of the exam. 24 hours before exam day, Anoka Tech Testing Center will provide students with testing day instructions including: practice test instructions, TEAS Student Quick Start Guide, a Troubleshooting Guide, testing day pre-check requirements and login information. Students are recommended to complete a practice test before initiating their ATI TEAS exam. The practice test will include three questions. Completing the practice exam will ensure you have a smooth testing experience and it is required to begin your TEAS exam

It is imperative that registered students carefully read these instructions and ensure their computer meets the technical requirements BEFORE testing day.  If students do not comply with testing requirements, they may not be able to test and a refund may not be issued. Please note: Students with technical difficulties, those who do not meet Proctorio pre-check instructions, or students who are late WILL NOT be able to test. 

Technical issues? Contact ATI TEAS Customer Support at 1-800-667-7531. 

Free ATI TEAS Preparation Classes

Metro North Adult Basic Education teachers offer free TEAS Prep classes on the Anoka Tech campus. Visit www.metronorthabe.org for details.


Email Testing Services

Phone: 763-576-7830

Fax: 763-576-7721

College Service Hours


Upcoming Closure(s)

*Please note, the Testing Center is closed during all college closures and holidays. See college calendar(s) for more details. 

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