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
- Academic Quick Screen
- APICS (The Association for Operations Management) Testing
- Apprenticeship Exemption Test (APPR)
- Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP)
- Conestoga English Language Test (CELT)
- GED (General Education Development) Pre-test
- HOAE (Health Occupations Aptitude Examination)
- ICDL (International Computer Driving License)
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
- Make-up Tests/Exams (MKUP)
- Mature Student Assessment
- Ontario Learn
- PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition)
- Pre-admission Assessments - English, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology
- Proctoring/Invigilating Services
- TICO (Travel Industry Council of Ontario) Education Standard Exam
- TOWES (Test of Workplace Essential Skills)
If you are interested in Academic Upgrading you will start with a general academic assessments 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.
Academic Quick Screen
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.
APICS (The Association for Operations Management) Testing
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.
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
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 information about APICS at http://www.apics.org/certification/
Apprenticeship Exemption Test (APPR)
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) 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 Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) 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)
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 individual's 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
For a full list of test dates and locations at Conestoga College, please visit https://www.celpip.ca/test-locations-fees/
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 email@example.com. Further contact information available here http://www.celpip.ca/contact/
Sample test available at https://www.celpip.ca/free/
More information about CELPIP at http://www.celpip.ca/
Conestoga English Language Test (CELT)
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
- Speaking (to confirm Bands 5 and 6)
GED (General Education Development) Pre-test
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.
The day program at Guelph, Waterloo, Stratford Brantford or Cambridge (downtown Galt 150 Main St) is by appointment only. Please call the campus directly to schedule an appointment.
How to register
Please schedule an appointment with the campus you wish to attend.
More infoContact 519-748-5220 x3681 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Health Occupations Aptitude Exam (HOAE)
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.Full details on HOAE
ICDL (International Computer Driving License)
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:
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
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.Full details on IELTS
Make-up Tests/Exams (MKUP)
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.
The Make-up TestingSchedule is available on Intranet (My Conestoga) under Services List https://myconestoga.ca/group/assessment-centre
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.
Not applicable for this type of testing
The students are required to follow the School's instructions and report on time at the designated location for pre-test attendance and test administration purposes.
Mature Student Assessment
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.
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.
$30 for one assessment, $40 for both. Effective September 1, 2012, the same fees apply to rewrite the assessment(s).
How to registerPrint 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 contactTo obtain more information on the Mature Student Assessment process, please contact Peggy Roth at 519-748-5220, ext. 3425 or email@example.com
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Students registered in a course delivered through OntarioLearn can have their exam proctored at Conestoga.
AvailabilityA schedule of final exams is available with various dates, places and times. Visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
CostThere 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 contactFor mid-term exams or ACE course Exams, contact email@example.com or call 519-748-5220, ext. 3454
Sample testNot applicable
More infoSend an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-748-5220, ext. 3454
PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition)
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.
How to register
Who to contact
Pre-admission Assessments - English, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology
Conestoga is pleased to offer proctoring services for candidates looking to have external Universities and Colleges test/exams proctored at Conestoga College - Doon Campus.
Invigilation/Proctoring Services should be requested through the Testing Services Office, by sending an email to email@example.com
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for information about our proctoring rates.
How to register
Please send an email to email@example.com
Who to contact
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain additional information.
TOWES (Test of Workplace Essential Skills)
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.Full details on TOWES