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Testing Services administers a number of different tests ranging from placement tests to the HiSET exam to professional certification exams.

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Tests Offered Through Three Rivers

Accuplacer Test (Placement Test)

Accuplacer placement tests are designed to test current knowledge in writing an essay, reading comprehension, and math skills. The reading and math tests are untimed, but the writing test allows 50 minutes to write an essay once typing begins. A valid photo ID is required to take the test. For more information and to locate the practice tests, go to – Information for Students.

The Accuplacer Test is free for the first attempt, both online and in person. For the second attempt, there will be a charge of $10 per section. However, with proof of remediation, the second attempt per section will be free, only for the in-person testing option.

Proof of remediation can be obtained by doing the free practice tests at through your student portal on Accuplacer and providing staff with confirmation that you have achieved an 80% minimum in the subject area to be re-tested.

Online Testers
For detailed instructions about taking the Accuplacer test online, download the Guide for Test Takers. To help ensure technical success when taking your Accuplacer test online, download the Technical Support Guide for Test Takers. Please read both documents thoroughly before you begin your virtual Accuplacer placement exam.

In-Person Testing at External Locations
To set up an in-person Accuplacer Test at one of our external locations, please call:
TRC-Dexter 573-614-1081
TRC-Kennett 573-888-6381
TRC-Sikeston 573-472-5223

Other Institutions
Three Rivers will NOT send Accuplacer scores to another institution. Three Rivers will accept Next Generation Accuplacer Reading and WritePlacer test scores from another institution. Other institutions may set up the candidate for a remote test and use Three Rivers as the test location. A proctor fee will be required prior to testing for another institution. If a student is planning to attend Three Rivers, but currently lives outside our area, please contact Testing Services at 573-840-9667 for more information about scheduling your test.

Certification Exams

Payment Process: Please visit individual websites for more information and to register.

Find out if you can take your exam through OnVUE. Check this link to see if your exam is listed and if you have all the requirements to take it from home: OnVUE Remote Test.

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
Child Development Associate (CDA)
Cisco Certifications
Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic
Missouri Agriculture
PSI – Talent Measurement
Missouri Educator Gateway Assessment (MEGA)/Missouri Content Assessment (MoCA)
Missouri Insurance

Candidates taking certification exams are NOT required to pay the Three Rivers proctoring fee.

Three Rivers is continually expanding certification opportunities. Check back often for additions to the list of exams.

CLEP Exams

Payment Process:
PAY PROCTOR FEE HERE: Three Rivers Proctor Fee

Registration is not complete until both fees have been paid.

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a series of exams students can take to earn college-equivalent credit. Three Rivers offers a number of different exams for credit. Please consult the College catalog for a list of current CLEP-eligible subject exams. CLEP is given on computer by appointment only. These are 1.5-hour exams. All CLEP exam fees must be paid by the candidate online through the CLEP Account Portal link above. Candidates must also pay the proctor fee prior to scheduling the appointment.

We’re excited to announce that at-home CLEP® exams with remote proctoring are now available. Remote proctoring allows students to take an exam online while a human proctor monitors them via video.

At-home exams will be administered by Proctortrack, CLEP’s remote proctoring partner that specializes in verifying the identity of online test takers while detecting and deterring academic misconduct. Proctortrack will serve as the sole provider of remote-proctored CLEP exams to ensure consistency in registration, scheduling, and administration in a secure online environment.

Equipment and Environment
Students must have a PC computer or laptop (no Macs), an internal/external speaker and microphone, a camera, and, if taking notes during the exam, a white board with a dry erase marker or one sheet of paper in a transparent sheet protector with a dry erase marker. They must also be alone in a private room.

Correspondence/Proctored Exams

Payment Process:
REGISTER HERE: Three Rivers Proctor Fee

Proctored correspondence exams for other institutions are done through Testing Services by appointment only. Candidates must pay the proctor fee prior to scheduling the appointment. Students attending a Missouri Community College do not have to pay the proctor fee.

HESI Exams – Nursing Programs

HESI A2 RN Entrance Exam

Registration Instructions for 2023 Poplar Bluff Testing

Registration Instructions for 2023 Sikeston Testing

Registration Instructions for Online Remote Testing

The HESI A2 RN Entrance Exam is designed to assess a student’s academic and personal readiness for higher education in a healthcare-related field, such as nursing.

The test is an internet-based, timed, multiple-choice test evaluating knowledge in the following content areas:

  • Reading Comprehension – Provides reading scenarios in order to measure reading comprehension, identifying the main idea, finding meaning of words in context, passage comprehension, making logical inferences, etc.
  • Grammar – Contains basic grammar, including parts of speech, important terms and their uses in grammar, commonly occurring grammatical errors, etc.
  • Vocabulary and Knowledge – Contains vocabulary terms that are used commonly in both general spoken English and in the healthcare fields.
  • Math – Focuses on math skills needed for healthcare fields, including basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, fractions, decimals, ratios and proportions, household measurements, general math facts, etc.

Applicants have only two attempts to take the HESI A2 RN Entrance Exam each application window.

For more details see HESI FAQs.

For study materials, see HESI A2 RN Exam Study Materials

HESI LPN-ADN and EMS-ADN Entrance Exams

If you are applying to Three Rivers LPN-RN Bridge program, you must first take the HESI A2 RN Entrance Exam and passed with a minimum composite score of 75%. The Testing Coordinator will then provide instructions for registering and paying the test and proctoring fees for either the LPN-ADN Exam or the EMS-ADN Exam.

The HESI LPN-ADN Entrance Exam is a 75-item comprehensive exam designed to be taken by currently Licensed Practical/Vocational nurses seeking entrance into an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program. The exam identifies strengths in PN/VN content areas, and the possible need for remediation prior to entrance into an ADN program.

This exam measures competencies across PN/VN content areas, including:

  • Fundamentals
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Maternity
  • Professional Issues
  • Medical-Surgical
  • Psychiatric/Mental Illness

The HESI EMS-ADN Entrance Exam is a 50-item exam designed to be used as an exam for Paramedics seeking entrance into an Associate Degree Nursing ADN program. The exam identifies strengths and weaknesses in ADN content areas and the possible need for remediation prior to entrance into an ADN program.

It measures competencies across basic nursing content areas, including:

  • Fundamentals
  • Physical Assessment
  • Medical Surgical
  • Maternity
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacology
  • Psychiatric

Applicants have up to four attempts to take either exam in each application window.

If you have questions about registering for either of these HESI exams, contact Cassandra Cates at 573-840-9669 prior to purchasing your exam and paying your proctor fee.

Pay TRC Proctor Fee Here.

For more details, see HESI FAQs.

HiSET® Exam (Previously GED)

Payment Process:

HiSET Exam at Home: Learn more about taking the HiSET test from home on your own computer (restrictions apply) follow the link above. Availability is 15 hours a day, seven days a week.

The HiSET® exam is a comprehensive online high school equivalency test. It is accepted anywhere in the country. The entire exam or any number of individual subject areas may be taken in one sitting, but only three attempts are allowed for each subject in a calendar year. Scores will appear on the screen immediately upon completion of each subject, except for the written portion. There is no waiting period between dates. Test time is 5 to 7 hours for the entire test (5 subtests). A valid Missouri photo ID is required to take the test, and there is a 24-hour deadline prior to test date to register. For more information; practice tests; and to register, schedule, and pay for the exams, go to

To request your official transcript click here. You will be required to enter the last four digits of your Social Security number, date of birth, full last name, and first initial of your first name. This is the only way to access an official copy. Employers and colleges/universities must go to this site with the above information to confirm your qualifications.

Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA) Exam

Register for a face-to-face test at Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA).

To test any time from your own computer (restrictions apply), register for a remote online proctored test at MoGEA Remote Test.

The MoGEA (Missouri General Education Assessment) is a graduation requirement for anyone seeking an Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT). You will be tested over Essay, English, Math, Science, and Social Studies. The entire exam is approximately 5½ hours; retesting is 1-hour per subject. The entire exam can only be taken one time. After the first attempt, only subtests may be taken.

Seating is limited, and a 30-day waiting period between tests is required.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) – CLASSROOM

REGISTER HERE: Three Rivers Testing Registration

Three Rivers students currently enrolled in the IST classes listed below are the only people eligible to register through the link above. Check with your instructor for more information.

  • IST 126 Word Processing Applications (Word 2019)
  • IST 268 Spreadsheet Applications (Excel 2019)
  • IST 269 Database Applications (Access 2019)
  • IST 296 Office Administrative Applications (PowerPoint 2019)

Paraprofessional Exam

Payment Process:
PAY EXAM FEE HERE: Paraprofessional Exam
Proctor fee is now included in the exam fee.

Education candidates with fewer than 60 semester hours and seeking a Paraprofessional position to work in Special Education and/or Title I settings in Missouri must achieve a passing score on the Paraprofessional test. The test measures competencies in English language arts and basic mathematics skills for practicing and prospective paraprofessionals. Seating is limited.

TEAS Exams – Allied Health Programs

Turn in application prior to deadline.
There are now two different ways to take the TEAS exam. For the in-person exam at Poplar Bluff TRC, see the registration instructions below. For the remote online proctored test, you will take the test on your computer or laptop anytime (24/7), whenever it is convenient for you. When prompted to select between the Allied Health or Nursing option, choose Allied Health. The proctor services will be Proctorio.

Registration Instructions for Poplar Bluff Testing

Registration Instructions for Sikeston Testing

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is a computer-based exam that is required for admission into the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), Practical Nurse (PN), and Paramedic programs. This is a computer-based diagnostic instrument that assists health occupations education programs evaluate academic aptitude, learning styles, and test-taking skills of new applicants to their programs. The TEAS is a four-part assessment with subtests in reading (28%), mathematics (20%), science (32%), and English and language usage (20%). Official score reports are available immediately after the test administration. The total testing time is four hours.

For more information about the test, click here.

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