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  • Certiport

    Exam Scheduling

    For CWI students:

    Current CWI students are allotted three exam vouchers with course fees. Students may purchase additional Certiport vouchers at a discounted price, if more attempts are needed. Students must schedule their desired Certiport exam at least 24 hours in advance via RegisterBlast by selecting the following steps:

    • Step 1: Choose a location
    • Step 2: Choose Certification Exams
    • Step 3: Choose Certiport Certification Exam
    • Step 4: Choose your exam and voucher number

    Please select accordingly, as each appointment uses one voucher. Call Testing Services within 12 hours of your appointment, if you need to reschedule. Please have your Certiport account already created before your appointment and ensure you have entered your Student ID. An appointment is required for every exam attempt and voucher usage. CWI only offers the 2019 version of the exams. Older versions are not available at our locations.

    Certiport Microsoft Office (MOS) Retake Policy:
    • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on an exam the first time, the candidate must wait 24 hours before retaking the exam.
    • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score the second time, the candidate must wait 48 hours before retaking the exam a third time.
    • A two-day waiting period will be imposed for each subsequent exam retake.
    • There is no annual limit on the number of attempts on the same exam.
    • If a candidate achieves a passing score on an MOS exam, the candidate may take it again.

    Certiport QuickBooks Retake Policy:
    • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on an exam the first time, the candidate must wait 1 business day (24 hours) before retaking the exam.
    • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score the second time, the candidate must wait 5 business days (120 hours) before retaking the exam a third time.
    • A five-day waiting period will be imposed for each subsequent exam retake.
    • There is no annual limit on the number of attempts on the same exam.
    • If a candidate achieves a passing score on an Intuit exam, the candidate may take it again.

    For Non-CWI students:

    Testing Services at the College of Western Idaho only administers the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and QuickBooks (2017 Online) exams.

    • Non-CWI students must first purchase their exam voucher from Certiport at least 24 hours before scheduling a testing appointment.
    • Exams must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance via RegisterBlast by selecting the following steps:
       
    • Step 1: Choose a location
    • Step 2: Choose Certification Exams
    • Step 3: Choose Certiport Certification Exam
    • Step 4: Choose MOS/QB Non-CWI Student 

     CWI currently only offers the 2019 version of the MOS exams. Older versions are not available at our locations. Please bring your pre-purchased voucher code with you to your appointment or have it pre-loaded to your account. Each exam time will require a non-refundable proctoring fee of $25, payable during registration checkout. In the event that you do not pass the exam, if you purchased an "exam voucher with retake" from Certiport, a retake code will be emailed to you. You may re-take the exam after waiting 24 hours from the time your initial exam was first started. Retake vouchers must be used within 30 days of the failed exam.

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  • IDOPL (Idaho Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses)

    The College of Western Idaho proctors exams for the State of Idaho Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses in the following disciplines:

    • Drinking Water Professionals
    • Wastewater Professionals
    • Wastewater Treatment & Land Application

    In order to test, you must apply and be approved by the State. Your name must be received by CWI before you schedule your exam. You will be required to bring your original authorization letter with you to your appointment.

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  • PearsonVUE

    CWI is a PearsonVUE-Authorized Test Center. Please be aware that not all exams offered by PearsonVUE are available at our sites and may require the use of a PearsonVUE-Professional Test Center, depending on exam requirements.

    Each certification exam from PearsonVUE has different requirements. Please visit PearsonVUE and select For Test Takers for more information related to your specific exam, including which government issued identification is required on testing day.

    The name you used to register for your exam and the name on all forms of identification must match. If you have changed your name since registering for your exam, you will need to correct it with your exam sponsor or obtain new ID prior to testing.

    Unacceptable forms of ID (including but not limited to):

    • United States Passport Card
    • School ID
    • Work ID
    • Costco Membership Card
    • Library Card
    • Insurance Cards

    CWI staff cannot circumvent any ID policy for certification exams for any reason.

  • IDCNA Written Exam (Prometric)

    Scheduling for an IDCNA Written Certification exam:

    Testing Services administers the IDCNA (Idaho Certified Nurse Aide) written exam on behalf of Prometric.

    The Written (Knowledge) exam consists of 60 multiple-choice questions that test your overall knowledge of information required as a nurse aide caring for nursing home residents. You will have 90 minutes to complete the exam.

    • In order to take the Written portion of the exam, you must have passed the CNA Skills exam prior to registration. Additionally, you will be required to bring your skills completion form with you to your appointment to verify your completion date. All candidates are required to present a physical, government issued, current form of Identification. Sorry, we cannot accept expired ID's for this exam. 

    Prometric will send information on the candidate’s successful completion of the Nurse Aide Competency Examination to the state’s Nurse Aide Registry within two business days of the candidate passing the exam. All test candidates should know or be able to provide their SSN on the day of their exam.

    Candidates may register for the exam using one of two options:

    Option #1: Self-Pay

    • Self-pay for the exam fees ($50) by using a credit card to schedule through our registration page:
    • Part of your payment will be used to reserve your testing appointment ($20)
    • The rest will be paid directly to Prometric at the time of your exam ($30)

    Option #2: Third Party Payment or Voucher

    If you are using Advanced Opportunity funds or a third party payment, please follow these steps to schedule your exam:

    Important Note: In order to better assist our students and staff, testing dates for voucher exams will only be offered on Mondays in Nampa and Tuesdays in Boise. Please keep this in mind when scheduling your voucher exam.

    STEP 1:            Complete the IDCNA Third Party Voucher form
    STEP 2:            Navigate to: CWI.edu/exams or click the Schedule Your Exam button below
    STEP 3:            Choose a location, Ada County Lynx or Nampa Campus
    STEP 4:            Choose group: Certification Exams
    STEP 5:            Choose group: Health Professions
    STEP 6:            Choose Exam: IDCNA Voucher*
    STEP 7:            Enter personal information and complete checkout

    *Note: Candidates paying with Advanced Opportunity funds or through a third party, must complete the IDCNA Third Party Voucher form, or bring physical documentation with them to their appointment. Without proof of third party payment eligibility, you may be asked to reschedule or choose the self-pay option.

    If you have any questions about registration, please call our Ada Lynx at 208.562.2542 or Nampa Micron at 208.562.2440.

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  • National Testing Network (NTN)

    Testing Services administers kiosk-based testing for the National Testing Network (NTN), but not written exams.

    Testers must register with and set up an appointment at least 24 hours ahead of time via NTN.

    Once an appointment is scheduled with NTN, the tester will arrive at their scheduled location and appointment time. Please be sure to bring a valid, government-issued ID that matches the exact name that the appointment has been registered under. 

  • Kaplan Nursing Certification

    Kaplan Nursing Certification

    Effective January 1, 2022: You will be allowed 2 attempts on the exam between Jan. 1 and Nov. 30.

    • Schedule your appointment by visiting cwi.edu/exam
      • For CWI Students: 
        • Select your testing location
        • Choose a group: Placement Exams
        • Choose a group: Course Placement
        • Choose exam: Kaplan Nursing Entrance Exam for CWI Students
          • If this is your 2nd attempt, choose the Exam Repeat Admissions option
        • Continue to enter other fields as required
           
      • For non-CWI Students:
        • Select your testing location
        • Choose a group: Certification Exams
        • Choose a group: Health Professions
        • Choose exam: Kaplan Nursing Entrance Exam for non-CWI Students
          • If this is your 2nd attempt, choose the Exam Repeat Admissions option
        • Continue to enter other fields as required
           
    • Scores will remain active for entrance into the CWI Nursing Program for 5 years.
    • For a breakdown of the sections, please see the Kaplan Admissions Test Outline.
    • For more information, please see the Nursing FAQ page.
  • DANB

    The DANB (Dental Assisting National Board Certification) is a national certification for dental assistants. DANB offers a wide range of certification exams at the national and state level. CWI is currently offering the following exams through Testing Services:

    • CDA (Certified Dental Assistant Exam)
    • GC (General Chairside Assisting Exam)
    • ICE/GC (Infection Control and General Chairside Assisting Combination Exam)
    • RHS/GC (Radiation Health and Safety Exam and General Chairside Assisting Combination Exam)

    Register as soon as you can for the exam. Each student must register for the test first on the PearsonVUE website with our testing center. Each certification exam from PearsonVUE has different requirements. To sign up for a test and learn more about its requirements, please visit PearsonVUE.

  • ProV Exams

    ProV uses specialized tools and assessments designed for unique entities worldwide. ProV offers certification and licensing for the following industries:

    • Construction
    • Government
    • Education
    • Workforce Development
    • Finance & Securities
    • Insurance
    • Real Estate
    • Retail
    • Life Science
    • Military & Defense

    Once you schedule your exam with ProV, they will send us your test appointment. Please bring your valid (non-expired) government-issued photo ID with you on test day.

    To see if you qualify, please visit ProV.

  • Scantron

    Scantron provides testing and training design, development, and delivery services to certification and licensure organizations, corporations, educational institutions, government agencies, and trade and professional associations.

    For more information and to register for your exam visit Scantron.

    Once you schedule your exam with Scantron, they will send us your test appointment. Please bring a valid, non-expired, government-issued photo ID with you on test day.

  • Defensive Driving

    Defensive Driving Course Approved by the Idaho Department of Transportation

    • Receive a 3-point reduction on an Idaho Driver's License record. The Idaho Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles allows individuals to take the course for a 3-point reduction once every three years.
    • Satisfy a court order
    • Reduce insurance premiums. Check with your insurance carrier to determine rate reduction.

    Earning a Certificate of Completion
    To receive credit for the course and to receive your Certificate of Completion to satisfy court or DMV requirements, you must take the final exam in person at one of our Testing Centers. You will need to schedule your appointment at least 12 hours before your desired test time by visiting cwi.edu/exam. The fee for this exam is $40.

    Test Requirements:

    • You MUST bring photo identification. No exceptions. 
    • You will be required to complete a written final exam. You may review or re-take the course online for FREE until you pass.
    • The final exam contains 25 multiple-choice questions and should take about 15-30 minutes to complete.
    • You must pass the exam with a score of 80% or higher (20+ questions answered correctly).

    Contact Testing Services at: 208-562-2440 (Nampa) or 208-562-2542 (Boise)

    Be aware, only the test site has the Log-in/Log-out verification that proves you completed your on-line program. No other driving school has access to your information.

    IMPORTANT - If your schedule does not allow you to complete the final exam at a designated "test area", do not take this on-line clinic.

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  • Crane Institute

    *In regard to the notice put out by OSHA regarding the validity of CIC accreditation, CIC has been working toward a change in its accreditation provider to ANSI, a recognized name in the industry, and we expect the process to be finished shortly. Per the notice given by OSHA, CIC operators who have already acquired their certification before December 2, 2019 are not at risk of being cited by OSHA inspectors and their certifications remain as valid as they were previously. CIC has placed a temporary hold on testing for new crane operator certifications until the ANSI approval is complete, after which business will resume as usual. CIC is continuing to offer the Rigger/Signalperson certification at this time.*

    CWI partners with the Crane Institute of America and Assessment Systems to offer Crane Operator and Rigger Certification exams in the following areas:

    Crane Operator:

    • Telescoping Boom Cranes
    • Lattice Boom Cranes
    • Tower Cranes
    • Multi-Purpose Cranes

    Rigger Certification:

    • Rigger/Signalperson
    • Master Rigger

    For more information, specific instructions, or to see if you qualify, please visit the Crane Institute Certification website.

    In order to test, you must apply and be approved by CIC. Your name must be received by CWI before you schedule your exam and pay your non-refundable $25 proctoring fee. You must register (minimum of 12-hours prior) and pay separately for each exam you wish to take. You will only be able to take exams that have been paid for.

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