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Exams Available

Rio Salado's Testing Centers currently have limited in-person services, offered by appointment only. We have a variety of remote Testing services available during this time.

Remote Proctoring Available:

  • Midterm and final exams for the following courses: AST, BIO, CHM, GLG, FON, PHY, SSH, SUS, EDU, EEP and MNT. Click here to submit a request for your exam.
  • Accuplacer Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF) Click here to submit a request for your exam.  
  • CELSA exams for course placement. Click here to submit a request for your exam.   
  • Certiport exams (Email us directly at the address below.)

For other Rio course exams, please contact your instructor. For all other exam information and proctoring services, please contact us directly. We are open remotely by phone & email to answer your questions.

480-517-8560 | testing.riolearn@riosalado.edu 
Testing Service Hours and Special Closures

Popular Exams

  1. Rio Salado Midterm and Final
  2. ACCUPLACER (Placement Exams)
  3. Exams for other schools, organizations, and businesses
  4. GED® Exam
  5. NES (National Evaluation Series)
  6. CLEP Exams
  7. TABE
  8. DSST Exams
  9. CompTIA Certification Exams
  10. Cisco Exam
  11. Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Certiport
    • Word, Excel and PowerPoint

View a Complete Alphabetized List Below of Tests Offered by Rio Salado

What is an Adobe Certified Associate?

Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification is the perfect place to recognize and inspire creativity. ACA certification offers you students a foundation for success by validating your digital skills, and taking advantage of today’s industry standard digital software and official Adobe certification.

Location to take Adobe Certified Associate certification exams:

  • RSC Tempe

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What is Cisco certification?

Cisco career certifications bring valuable, measurable rewards to technology professionals and to the organizations that employ them. Explore career certification paths that meet your professional development goals.

Locations to take Cisco certification exams:

  • Communiversity at Queen Creek
  • RSC Luke AFB
  • RSC Surprise
  • RSC Tempe

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What is the CLEP exam?

The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP®) offers you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on any of the 33 CLEP examinations. This alternative route can save you time and money, reducing the timeframe and cost for earning a college degree.

Locations to take the CLEP exam:

  • Communiversity at Queen Creek 
  • LifeLong Learning Center
  • RSC Luke
  • RSC Tempe
  • RSC Thomas
  • RSC Southern

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What are the CompTIA certifications?

CompTIA has four IT certification series that test different knowledge standards – from entry-level to expert. CompTIA certifications align with IT infrastructure and cybersecurity career paths, with each added certification representing a deepening of your expertise.

Location to take CompTIA certification exams:

  • Communiversity at Queen Creek
  • RSC Luke AFB
  • RSC Surprise
  • RSC Tempe

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What is the DSST exam?

DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSSTs) are used to earn college credit. DSST exams are a prior learning assessment in which you can test your knowledge of specific subject matters without taking the corresponding college-level course. This alternative route can save you time and money, reducing the timeframe and cost for earning a college degree.

Locations to take the DSST exam:

  • RSC Tempe
  • RSC Surprise
  • RSC Luke

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What are the Education Departmental Challenge Exams?

Departmental challenge exams are developed by Rio Salado College, and allow students to demonstrate that they can meet the learning objectives of a course. Successful completion of these exams allows students to earn credit for that course. Departmental Challenge Exams are not available for courses where an equivalent CLEP or DSST exam already exists.

Locations to take the Education Departmental Challenge Exams:

  • Communiversity at Queen Creek
  • RSC Avondale
  • RSC Downtown
  • RSC Luke AFB
  • RSC Northern
  • RSC Southern
  • RSC Surprise
  • RSC Tempe
  • RSC Thomas

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Where do I take exams for other schools?

Take your institution's exam at one of our NCTA Certified Testing Centers!

Locations to take the exams for other schools:

  • Communiversity at Queen Creek
  • RSC Avondale
  • RSC Downtown
  • RSC Luke AFB
  • RSC Northern
  • RSC Southern
  • RSC Surprise
  • RSC Tempe
  • RSC Thomas

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What is the GED® Test?

The GED (General Educational Development) program assesses whether a student has the academic skills of a typical high school graduate. GED candidates have not earned a high school diploma and are typically older than 16 years of age. Passing scores demonstrate high school equivalency.

Locations to take the GED® Test:

  • Communiversity at Queen Creek
  • RSC Avondale
  • RSC Downtown
  • RSC Luke AFB
  • RSC Northern
  • RSC Southern
  • RSC Surprise
  • RSC Tempe
  • RSC Thomas

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What is the Microsoft Office Specialist Program?

The Microsoft Office Specialist Program through Certiport provides industry-leading assessments of skills and knowledge through project-based testing, providing real-world exercises to appraise understanding of Microsoft Office. This guarantees that you have the ability to command the full features and functionality of Microsoft Office, preparing you for future academic or workforce opportunities.

Location to take the Microsoft Office Specialist Program:

  • RSC Tempe

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What is the NES testing program?

The NES is a testing program designed to address today's needs for knowledgeable teachers. NES tests are aligned to professionally accepted national subject, and pedagogy, standards.The tests cover subjects ranging from essential academic skills in reading, writing, mathematics, and technology literacy, to emerging needs in elementary reading instruction and teaching English as a second language.

Location to take NES tests:

  • Communiversity at Queen Creek
  • RSC Avondale
  • RSC Downtown
  • RSC Luke AFB
  • RSC Northern
  • RSC Southern
  • RSC Surprise
  • RSC Tempe
  • RSC Thomas

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