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Below is a listing of all the testing and assessment services available at Conestoga. Click on "show all details" to view the availability, cost and registration information.

Academic Assessment

Brief Description

If you are interested in Academic Upgrading you will start with a general 'Academic Assessment' to determine the level of your academic knowledge and skills in math and communications. The results of the assessment assist you and your teacher to develop your individualized 'Learning Plan' to reach your educational goal successfully.

 

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Availability

By appointment

Cost

$50

How to register

Contact 519-748-5220 x3681 or upgrading@conestogac.on.ca

More info

Go to Academic Upgrading

Academic Quick Screen

Brief Description

The 'Quick Screen' is a very basic assessment tool to find out if you have the minimum level of academic skills in math and communications to successfully complete individual courses or programs requiring a certain level of math and communications. If the results recommend that you improve your academic skills contact Academic Upgrading.

This quick assessment is available to clients of the Career Centres as well as Corporate Training.

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Availability

On request

Cost

No charge for clients of the Career Centres or Corporate Training

How to register

Call to meet with an advisor.

Who to contact

519-748-3535 or 1-877-748-3535  or careercentre@conestogac.on.ca

More info

Click on Career Centres or Corporate Training

APICS (The Association for Operations Management) Testing

Brief Description

APICS, the Association for Operations Management, is the global leader and premier source of knowledge in supply chain and operations management. APICS certification programs are recognized worldwide as the standard of supply chain management excellence by organizations, educators and professionals.

Conestoga College collaborates with APICS - OGV (Ontario Grand Valley Chapter) by providing APICS specialty courses, seminars and certification review courses. OGV serves members from Brantford, Waterloo Region, Guelph, Stratford, Goderich, Elmira, Walkerton, Mount Forest, Orangeville, Fergus, Paris, St. Marys, Listowel, Palmerston and Milverton areas.

A list of APICS seminars and APICS certification review courses is available at http://www.apicsogv.org. APICS Specialty courses offered by Conestoga are available online. These courses may be of interest to manufacturing, distribution and retails business industry.

 

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Availability

Conestoga offers proctoring services for APICS tests on Saturday mornings. For a full list of test dates, times and locations please visit http://www.apicsogv.org

Cost

The costs for CPIM and CSCP examinations are listed at http://www.pearsonvue.com/apics

How to register

APICS determines which candidates are authorized to take an exam and then sends Pearson VUE records for each authorized candidate. CPIM candidates do not require an authorization but must be registered with APICS prior to scheduling a test. All registrations are processed by the Pearson VUE Office. The quickest and easiest ways to register are:

Online through the Pearson VUE website at http://www.pearsonvue.com/apics

Calling the Pearson VUE Call Centre , Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Central Standard Time, at 1-866-583-8949 for US, Canada or Mexico or 1-952-905-7418 for Americas Region .

Who to contact

For scheduling inquiries please contact Pearson Vue at 1-866-583-8949 or http://www.pearsonvue.com/apics

More info

More information about APICS at http://www.apics.org/certification/

Apprenticeship Exemption Test (APPR)

Brief Description

The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) has authorized community colleges to administer trade exemption testing for apprentices and non-apprentices. Apprentices may challenge within their community colleges the in-school portion of apprenticeship levels of the trade-specific apprenticeship program depending on their level of expertise and time spent on the job. Non-apprentices can likewise challenge the in-school portion of the program starting at level one.

The exemption tests are based on the formal instruction requirements for an apprenticeship program. To be eligible to write an exemption test, the apprentices or non-apprentices must possess the entry requirements for the trade. Minimum age to write the test is 16. Trade-specific standards and entry requirements can be obtained from the local Employment and Training Division of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) at 519-653-5758 or Ontario College of Trades at 1 (855) 299-0028 (within Ontario only)

Full details on Apprenticeship Exemption test

CELPIP (The Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program)

Brief Description

Conestoga College collaborates with Paragon Testing Enterprises, a subsidiary of The University of British Columbia, and is an appointed CELPIP Test Centre.

CELPIP stands for the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program which is a set of English language proficiency tests used to assess an individuals English language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. The test is fully computer-delivered. Candidates must be familiar with computer usage and have basic keyboard and word processing skills.

The CELPIP Test comes in two versions to suit different organizational needs (CELPIP-General and CELPIP-General LS).

CELPIP - General
Assesses listening, speaking, reading and writing proficiency in typical everyday situations.
Designated by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) as proof of English language proficiency for those applying to immigrate to Canada.
Also used by employers requiring proof of English language proficiency of their prospective employees.
CELPIP - General LS
Assesses listening and speaking proficiency in typical everyday situations.
Designated by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) as proof of listening and speaking proficiency for those applying for Canadian citizenship.

For more detailed information about English language requirements please visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website at http://www.cic.gc.ca

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Availability

For a full list of test dates and locations at Conestoga College, please visit https://www.celpip.ca/test-locations-fees/

Cost

The full list of fees and payment options is available online.

How to register

All registrations are processed by the CELPIP Office. The quickest and easiest way to register is online at http://www.celpip.ca

Who to contact

Please contact the CELPIP Office for all inquiries. They can be reached toll free at 1-800-958-5186 or by email at info@celpip.ca. Further contact information available here http://www.celpip.ca/contact/

Sample test

Sample test available at https://www.celpip.ca/free/

More info

More information about CELPIP at http://www.celpip.ca/

Conestoga English Language Test (CELT)

Brief Description

The CELT is an English language assessment used at Conestoga to evaluate the proficiency of English language learners for admission to our programs.

The CELT is not intended for students who are currently enrolled in Conestoga's English Language Studies or English for Academic Studies programs.

The CELT measures your skills in:

  • English Structure
  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking (to confirm Bands 5 and 6)
Full details on CELT

GED (General Education Development) Pre-test

Brief Description

Test to determine whether students have the academic knowledge and skills to write the official GED Test (Grade 12 Equivalency Test) successfully. The results tell the student how much academic upgrading they need to pass the GED Test.

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Availability

Doon - Tuesday or Wednesday evening 6pm-9pm (please put 2 nights aside as it can take up to 6 hours to complete)

The day program at Guelph, Waterloo, Stratford or Cambridge (downtown Galt 150 Main St) is by appointment only. Please call the campus directly to schedule an appointment.

Cost

$35

How to register

Go to Student Portal and enter Course Code  ATST9010.
If writing at a Campus other than Doon, and you wish to pay online, please schedule an appointment with the campus you wish to attend.

More info

Contact 519-748-5220 x3681 or upgrading@conestogac.on.ca

Health Occupations Aptitude Exam (HOAE)

Brief Description

The Health Occupations Aptitude Exam (HOAE) is a requirement for admission to the Practical Nursing program at Conestoga College. The HOAE is a web-based assessment that is administered through a computer. This 2.5 to 3 hour exam assesses academic aptitude, spelling, reading comprehension, science, and vocational aptitude.

Only applicants meeting admission requirements and a minimum academic strength are invited to write the HOAE. Offers of admission to this oversubscribed program will be made using a formula which considers academic strength (50%), results on the HOAE (45%), and an assessment of any completed health-related academic credentials the applicant may possess (up to 5%). Such credentials may include, but are not limited to, completed programs in Respiratory Therapy, OTA & PTA, Personal Support Worker, Paramedic, Dietetic Technician, and/or others.

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ICDL (International Computer Driving License)

Brief Description

International Computer Driving License (ICDL) certifications will improve your ability and confidence in using computers, in both a private and professional capacity, and gives you a high quality internationally-recognized credential.  The Certification provides objective verification of your skills and demonstrates that you have achieved a recognized standard.  Certification offers the following benefits:

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Availability

By appointment

Cost

$280.00

How to register

Contact Joyce Irving to register

Who to contact

Joyce Irving jirving@conestogac.on.ca 519-748-5220 ext. 2200

More info

www.icdl.ca

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Brief Description

IELTS is designed to assess the English language proficiency of people who intend to study or work where English is the language of communication. Listening, reading, writing and speaking skills are assessed.

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Make-up Tests/Exams (MKUP)

Brief Description

The purpose of this testing service is to assist faculty and students by providing invigilation services for missed tests or exams including mid-term or final exams that were scheduled through the School but missed by the student. This is an optional service. Faculty may choose to handle the make-up tests or exams directly or use the Testing Centre service as per the following guidelines posted on My Conestoga under Services List https://myconestoga.ca/group/assessment-centre

The Makeup Testing service does not include supplemental tests/exams; supplemental tests/exams are handled in accordance to the Conestoga Clearance of Academic Deficiency policies and procedures defined by each School.

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Availability

The Make-up TestingSchedule is available on Intranet (My Conestoga) under Services List https://myconestoga.ca/group/assessment-centre

Cost

There is no cost associated to this type of testing

How to register

The student must contact the professor, following the standard communication of absences procedure. The professor approves the makeup test request by following the college makeup test guidelines and procedures posted on the Intranet (myConestoga)

Who to contact

The student must contact and notify the teacher following the standard communication of absences procedure.

Sample test

Not applicable for this type of testing

More info

The students are required to report at 6:00 pm at the designated location for pre-test attendance and test administration purposes.

Mature Student Assessment

Brief Description

For the following programs only: Bartending, Bookkeeping, Business Foundations, Food Processing Techniques, Food Service Worker, Construction Techniques, Brick and Stone Fundamentals, Digital Communication Systems, Drywall Fundamentals, Motive Power Fundamentals, Roofing Fundamentals.

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Availability

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:45 a.m for English, 10:30 a.m. for Math at the Doon Campus, 299 Doon Valley Drive, Kitchener, Main Building, Assessment Centre - Room 2A210.

Cost

$30 for one assessment, $40 for both. Effective September 1, 2012, the same fees apply to rewrite the assessment(s).

How to register

Print and complete the Pre-admission and Mature Student Assessment Registration Form, and bring it to the assessment session along with your payment. You must also phone the Assessment Hotline at (519) 748-5220, ext. 2266 to book your appointment.

Who to contact

To obtain more information on the Mature Student Assessment process, please contact Peggy Roth at 519-748-5220, ext. 3425 or proth@conestogac.on.ca

Sample test

To help you prepare for the assessments, download:

Ontario Learn

Brief Description

Students registered in a course delivered through OntarioLearn can have their exam proctored at Conestoga. 

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Availability

A schedule of final exams is available with various dates, places and times. Visit ontariolearnexams@conestogac.on.ca.

Cost

There is no charge for this proctoring service.

How to register

Registration for final exams is available at www.conestogac.on.ca/distance-learning/ontariolearn. Click on “Exam Information” to view the final exam schedule. Choose the exam time for a particular course registration below the appropriate semester/intake by clicking “Book Your Personal Final Exam”.

Who to contact

For mid-term exams or ACE course Exams, contact ontariolearnexams@conestogac.on.ca or call 519-748-5220, ext. 3454

Sample test

Not applicable

More info

Send an email to ontariolearnexams@conestogac.on.ca or call 519-748-5220, ext. 3454

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)

Brief Description

PTE Academic is a computer-based English test for study abroad and immigration. It is accepted by thousands of institutions worldwide as proof of English proficiency as well as by the Australian government for visa applications.

Test format and test tutorials are available at http://pearsonpte.com/test-format/

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Availability

Conestoga College is a PTE Academic Official Test Centre, offering PTE Academic testing sessions on select dates. For a >full list of test dates and times, check online.

Cost

The full list of fees and payment options can be found online.

How to register

You can book a PTE Academic test online by creating a Pearson account. Once you have created your Pearson account, you can sign in and schedule your test.

To schedule your test by phone, you can call 1-800-901-0229. Office Hours are from MondayFriday, 7:00 a.m.7:00 p.m. Central Time (closed on local holidays).

All registrations are processed by Pearson VUE, and you will be sent a letter confirming the details of your test by email.

Who to contact

For PTE Academic inquiries please contact Pearson VUE at 1-800-901-0229 or email support pte-acustomersupportamericas@pearson.com

Sample test

A computer-based practice test is available at www.ptepractice.com

More info

More information about PTE Academic can be found on the PTE Academic Test Take Leaflet

PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition)

Brief Description

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge, or competencies that have been acquired through employment,non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measureable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exam and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in a course credit recorded on an official Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students to clear academic deficiencies or to improve grades. PLAR is an optional process and is not used to obtain admission into a program.

The PLAR policy and procedure are available online at http://www.conestogac.on.ca/policies/academics.jsp

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Availability

Contact the Transfer Credit and PLAR Office at CreditTransfer@conestogac.on.ca or 519-748-5220, ext 2397 or visit the Credit Transfer and PLAR Office for more information

Cost

Contact the Transfer Credit and PLAR Office at CreditTransfer@conestogac.on.ca or 519-748-5220, ext 2397 or visit the Credit Transfer and PLAR Office for more information

How to register

Contact the Transfer Credit and PLAR Office at CreditTransfer@conestogac.on.ca or 519-748-5220, ext 2397 or visit the Credit Transfer and PLAR Office for more information

Who to contact

Contact the Transfer Credit and PLAR Office at CreditTransfer@conestogac.on.ca or 519-748-5220, ext 2397 or visit the Credit Transfer and PLAR Office for more information

Sample test

Not applicable

More info

Contact the Transfer Credit and PLAR Office at CreditTransfer@conestogac.on.ca or 519-748-5220, ext 2397 or visit the Credit Transfer and PLAR Office for more information

Pre-admission Assessments - English, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology

Brief Description

If you do not meet the English, Mathematics, Chemistry and/or Biology requirements for the program of your choice, you can write the Pre-Admission assessments to determine your academic readiness for the program.

 

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Proctoring/Invigilating Services

Brief Description

Conestoga is pleased to offer proctoring services for candidates looking to have external Universities and Colleges test/exams proctored at Conestoga College - Doon Campus.

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Availability

Invigilation/Proctoring Services should be requested through the Testing Services Office, by sending an e-mail to testingservices@conestogac.on.ca

Cost

A flat rate of $30.00 per exam is applicable to clients who wish to have their exam proctored during regular work days. A flat rate of $110 per exam is charged to clients who wish to have their exam proctored on Saturdays. Special proctoring rates are available for groups depending on college's resources availability.

How to register

Please send an e-mail to testingservices@conestogac.on.ca

Who to contact

Please send an e-mail to testingservices@conestogac.on.ca to obtain additional information.

TICO (Travel Industry Council of Ontario) Education Standard Exam

Brief Description

Conestoga is pleased to offer a proctored venue for travel industry personnel writing the TICO Education Standards Exam.

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Availability

The TICO Education Standards Exam can be proctored at Conestoga College - Doon Campus. To inquire about the pre-established test dates please contact Jennifer Cho.

Cost

Proctor Venue fee is $40.00 (taxes included).

How to register

To register for a proctored seat at Conestoga:

Step 1: Access the Travel Industry Council of Ontario ("TICO") office and choose your proctored venue.

Step 2: If Conestoga is your chosen proctored venue, please request information on Conestoga's pre-established test dates and proctor's details by sending an e-mail to Jennifer Cho.

Step 3: Obtain your Unique TICO Registration Number through the TICO Office and pay for your TICO Education Standard Exam following the instructions provided by the TICO Organization.

Step 4: Book your proctored seat at Conestoga by sending an e-mail request to Jennifer Cho. Your e-mail request must include your Unique TICO Registration Number and the date you wish to write your TICO Education Standard Exam. Conestoga, your proctored venue, will confirm your booking to the e-mail you provided. Please ensure that your booking request is sent to Conestoga at least 10 days prior to the chosen examination date.

Who to contact

The TICO Education Standards Exam can be proctored at Conestoga College - Doon Campus. To inquire about the pre-established test dates please contact Jennifer Cho.

Sample test

A study manual and sample test are available at http://www.tico.ca/industry-info/education-standards/study-manual-english-version.html.

More info

More information about TICO at http://www.tico.ca.

TOWES (Test of Workplace Essential Skills)

Brief Description

Essential Skills are the skills needed for work, learning and life. They provide the foundation for learning all other skills and enable people to evolve with their jobs and adapt to workplace change.

TOWES is an effective assessment that accurately measures three Essential Skills needed for safe and productive employment: Reading Text, Document Use, and Numeracy.Assessment results advise test takers whether they meet the Essential Skills levels required for their chosen occupation.

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