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  • Wednesdays at 10:00am

  • Location: Eau Claire, Clairemont Campus, report to the Information Service Center

  • Photo ID is required

Register for an Exam

  • Call (715)-833-6346 or 1-800-547-2882, x6346

  • Please register at least 24 hours prior to taking the exam.

If you require accommodations in accordance with Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act and the Americans With Disabilities Act, please review the disability services documentation requirements and contact the Disability Services Office.

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Proficiency Exams

CVTC offers proficiency exams for students who may have already acquired the knowledge and skills that are the intended outcomes of a particular course. Successful completion of such exams results in the granting of credit for the course. A minimum "B" grade is required to pass most exams. The credit for the course is entered on the student's record and appears on his/her transcript as "PE." Credits obtained through the proficiency process are not included in your overall grade point average and are not included in the active credits for the term and therefore cannot be used when determining financial aid eligibility or enrollment status.

Exam Information

Prior to the exam, students must complete the Proficiency Exam Application and turn it in on the day of the exam

Proficiency Exam Fees

  • $30 per credit nonrefundable fee.
  • Additional fees may be assessed for software license fees.

Exam List

The name of the exam corresponds to the CVTC course you will receive credit for if you pass. Click on an exam title for more details.

Format of Test
501-101Medical Terminology80%
1 hourMultiple Choice, Written/Fill-in Blank

​Please Note:

  • Proficiency exams may be taken only during the first week of the semester for courses in which the student is currently enrolled. Exams may be taken at any time the student is not enrolled in the course. If the student is successful, a withdrawal from the class will be processed. The withdrawal date and tuition refund amount will be based on the exam date. No full refunds (100%) will be given if withdrawal results from passing the proficiency exam
  • Students enrolled in a course (beyond week one [1] of the semester) must withdraw from the course prior to taking the exam. A tuition refund (if any) will be given in compliance with the Wisconsin Technical College System Refund Policy. If the student does not pass the proficiency exam, he/she will not be allowed to be reinstated in the class if it is past the registration deadline for the term. The student must re-register and pay tuition for the class in an upcoming term when registration opens for that term
  • Students may retest for the same exam after one year from the date of the first attempt
  • Students are ineligible to test for a course for which they have previously earned a failing grade.