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Certification and Professional Testing

The Testing Center at Pikes Peak Community College offers certification and professional testing for our students and community members. The Testing Center offers hundreds of certifications to support the career and educational needs of our community.

ATI TEAS Version 7

ATI TEAS is launching a new TEAS Version, Version 7 on June 3, 2022. All colleges/institutions will automatically switch to the new TEAS Version. The major changes are to the TEAS content area and will not affect student’s exam or scores taken before or after the transition. 

ATI TEAS exams taken before June 3, 2022, will be aligned to the current TEAS 6 blueprint and exams taken on June 3rd or after will be aligned to the new TEAS version 7. The reporting scale of ATI TEAS will remain the same (0-percent to 100-percent). The national mean values are not changing. So, this means that institutions that use the national mean will not be impacted at all. PPCC use the national means for the ADN programs.

The ATI TEAS, or Test of Essential Academic Skills, is a standardized test designed specifically to assess a student’s preparedness for entering the health science fields. Questions are designed to test the basic academic skills you will need to perform successfully in the areas of: Reading, Math, Science, and English and Language Usage.

You can review additional information about the ATI TEAS, Version 7 exam, here.

The ATI TEAS test is comprised of 170 questions that are formatted as both multiple choice items with 4 answer options and alternate-type items. This includes 150 scored questions and 20 unscored pretest questions. Students have 209 minutes to complete the exam.

For students testing on or after June 3, 2022 (ATI TEAS, Version 7), the number of questions in each content section and subsection are as follows:

  • Reading – 45 questions (55 minutes)
  • Key Ideas & Details – 15
  • Craft & Structure – 9
  • Integration of Knowledge & Ideas – 15
  • Unscored Pretest Items – 6
  • Math – 38 questions (57 minutes)
  • Numbers & Algebra – 18
  • Measurement & Data – 16
  • Unscored Pretest Items – 4
  • Science – 50 questions (60 minutes)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology – 18
  • Biology – 9
  • Chemistry – 8
  • Scientific Reasoning – 9
  • Unscored Pretest Items – 6
  • English & Language Usage – 37 questions (37 minutes)
  • Conventions of Standard English – 12
  • Knowledge of Language – 11
  • Using Language and Vocabulary to Express Ideas in Writing – 10
  • Unscored Pretest Items – 4

Sample questions on the ATI TEAS, Version 7

The Testing Center at PPCC proctors the TEAS for Nursing  and the TEAS for Allied Health programs. If you are in the Nursing program you must take the TEAS for Nursing, however, if you are in the Paramedic or PTA program you must take the TEAS for Allied Health. These two testing options are available during the scheduling process described below. 

Appointments are available Monday to Friday at 9:00am and 1:00pm. 

The TEAS exam can be taken at home with Proctorio. If you are unable to take the TEAS at home due to unforeseeable circumstances please send us an email to testing.center@ppcc.edu. 

ATI has partnered with Proctorio to deliver the TEAS exam remotely. Proctorio is a remote monitoring platform that uses artificial intelligence and facial detection to monitor the testing session via a webcam, microphone and screen share. Before you make a TEAS appointment, check the ATI’s requirements to ensure a successful testing session:

  • Desktop or laptop computer with the ability to download Google Chrome (NO iPads, tablets, or phones can be used)  
  • Microphone: any microphone, either internal or external   
  • Webcam: 320x240 VGA resolution (minimum) internal or external  
  • The Internet speed required is 0.092 – 0.244 Mbps. You can test your Internet speed using www.speedtest.net For a detail list of technical requirements visit: http://www.atitesting.com/technical-requirements  
  • Ensure you are using a fully charged laptop or desktop computer   
  • Install Google Chrome on your device - you will not be able to take the proctored assessment with any other browser  
  • Find a well-lit space and be ready for a room scan prior to beginning your exam  

  1. Create an ATI account.
  2. Make a TEAS exam appointment.
    • Go to PPCC Test Center scheduling webpage to schedule your TEAS exam appointment. Please be aware that there are two TEAS testing options, TEAS for Allied Health and TEAS for Nursing.
      • TEAS for Allied Health: Select this testing option if you are in the Paramedic or the PTA program.
      • TEAS for Nursing: Select this testing option if you in the Nursing program.
  3. Pay the $25.00 TEAS proctor fee.
    • Before your exam appointment contact the Cashier office to pay the $25.00 TEAS proctor fee. You can pay:
      • Pay online at the Testing Center Online Payment webpage.
      • Pay over the phone by calling 719-502-2444. Once payment is processed, the Cashier office will email the Testing Center a copy of your receipt.
      • Go to the Cashier office at the Centennial or Rampart Range Campus during business hours.  
      • Once payment is processed, the Cashier office will email the Testing Center a copy of your receipt. Upon payment verification, the Testing Center will send you a confirmation email with the assessment code and other essential information you will need for the exam.  
  4. Appointment confirmation email.
    • After the Testing Center receives a copy of your receipt, a Testing Specialist will send you an email to confirm the appointment and to give you the TEAS assessment code. You will need this code to access the TEAS exam on your exam appointment day. The confirmation email will include:
      • The date and time of the exam appointment
      • The TEAS assessment code
      • Exam instructions and the following documents:
        • How to Pay for the TEAS Exam
        • ATI Student Quick Start Guide
        • ATI TEAS Exam with Proctorio FAQ & Troubleshooting Tips

  • Have a school or government-issued ID card available. 
  • Log in to ATI and follow the instructions sent on the TEAS confirmation email. 
    • When prompted, entered the TEAS assessment code provided by the proctor in your confirmation email. 
    • Proceed to pay for the TEAS exam following the instructions given. 
    • Continue with the instructions provided on the ATI Student Quick Start Guide to start Proctorio. 
  • Your exam won't start until you click Begin. 
  • You will be allowed one piece of blank paper to be used during assessment. You will be asked to destroy the paper upon completion of the exam. 
  • Your entire exam session will be recorded and reviewed by ATI to ensure test integrity.
  • Once Proctorio starts recording your exam session, you will not have communication with the proctor. If you have questions prior to your appointment, you can email your proctor at Testing.Center@ppcc.edu include in your email the date and time of your appointment and your questions/concerns.  
  • If you experience issues when installing the Proctorio Chrome extension, please contact ATI Support at 1.800.667.7531. If you experience technical issues during your assessment, contact Proctorio directly via the chat option in the Quiz Tools window.  

After you are done with the exam, you will need to download your score report. If you are unable to download the TEAS report, send an email requesting one to testing.center@ppcc.edu

Sample Score Report

For additional assistant call the Testing Center at  719-502-3370.

If you are planning to use your accommodations for this exam, please send an email to testing.center@ppcc.edu. Students must have approved accommodations through Accessibility Services.

ATI, the official provider of prep for the exam, recommends that you allow yourself at least six weeks to prepare for the exam.

There are a variety of prep resources available to help you study for the test – all aligned to the ATI TEAS, Version 7 and packed with thousands of practice questions based on the content and format of the actual exam.

Visit our ATI TEAS FAQ Center for answers to student questions about the ATI TEAS.

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Pearson Vue

Pearson Vue exams are proctored by Testing Center staff at the Centennial Campus. Pearson Vue delivers certification and licensure tests through the world's largest network of test centers in 175 countries across the world.

  • They offer a multitude of test taker services.
  • Not all test sites offer all of the Pearson Vue tests. Once you choose your desired exam Pearson Vue will let you know what location is closest to you that can administer that particular exam.
  • All payments are due during registration- nothing is due on your day of testing.
  • Pearson Vue offers the GED and Microsoft Certification Exams.

Professional Licensure and Certification Testing

Our Nationally Certified Testing Center offers testing services for community members and employers seeking to become Professionally licensed or certified in any number of certifications. Please click on the links below to see all of the certification offerings (there are hundreds) offered by these companies.

Procedures for Certification testing:

  • Contact the certification company on their respective websites to schedule to take the certification and pay for the certification test.
  • In most cases the certification company will contact the PPCC Testing Center to schedule your appointment.
  • In many cases the proctoring fee is paid thru the certification company to our testing center. However, if you are required to pay for the proctoring fee, you must obtain an invoice from the testing center, then you can pay this to the PPCC cashier, and then bring your receipt to the Testing Center on the day of testing.
  • Generally, there is a proctoring fee of $25.00 per test for up to two hours. If the test is longer than two hours, then it is $10 per each additional hour.
  • Test takers must have a valid government -issued photo ID (Drivers license, military ID, State ID).
  • The testing center will adhere to all of the testing requirements from the Certification Company.
Centennial Campus

Need More Information? Visit us at one of our locations or send us an email to testing.center@ppcc.edu

Centennial Campus
Room A121 Aspen Building
5675 S. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 502-3370

M-Th 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
F 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat Closed 
Sun Closed

Rampart Range Campus
Room S101
2070 Interquest Parkway Colorado Springs, CO 80921
(719) 502-3380

M-Th 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
F 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat Closed 
Sun Closed

Testing Center Mission Statement

The Testing Center is committed to providing exceptional, accessible, and comprehensive testing services for Pikes Peak Community College and the surrounding community. All tests are administered under standardized conditions that are efficient, fair, and secure. We maintain and adhere to all standards set forth in the National College Testing Association’s Professional Standards & Guidelines.