Manufacturing Skills Standard Council (MSSC)

Manufacturing Skills Standard Council (MSSC) The Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) is the leading certifying body for the nation’s front-line manufacturing production and supply chain logistics technicians. MSSC currently has two certification programs, the Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) and the Certified Production Technician (CPT). The CLT program consists of two parts: The foundational-level Certified Logistics… View Article

Accuplacer College Level Math Exam

The Accuplacer’s College Level Math exam (CLM) is used for higher level math placement for students enrolling at Northwest Florida State College. Students are allowed one opportunity to test. In order to take the CLM, the student must not have previously taken any college-level math courses and also show requisite placement scores in one of… View Article

Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE)

Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) are norm-referenced tests designed to measure achievement of basic skills commonly found in adult basic education curricula and taught in instructional programs. The TABE consists of 3 sections, Reading, Math and Language and is offered free of charge to NWF students who are… View Article

Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT)

Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) Northwest Florida State College currently uses the PERT for initial course placement. New college students and students interested in taking dual enrollment courses must first take the PERT. The PERT test is an adaptive test, meaning each new question is chosen based on the response to the previous question. It… View Article

Health Education Systems, Inc (HESI) Admission Assessment

HESI Admission Assessment The HESI Admission Assessment is a computer based exam for entrance into NWF State College’s Nursing program. The five sections that are required for consideration into our nursing program are: Anatomy and Physiology, Grammar, Math, Reading Comprehension, and Vocabulary/General Knowledge. Candidates are given four hours to complete the exam and have two… View Article

Professional Licensure and Certification Exams

Northwest Florida State College is a Pearson Vue Authorized Test Center. We offer a variety of Information Technology (IT) exams and Professional Licensure and Certification Exams at the Niceville campus. Below is a partial list of exams we currently offer: Information Technology (IT) Exams Comp TIA Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) IBM Corporation Linux Professional… View Article


DSST are college level subject exams that allow a student to earn credit for knowledge acquired in non-traditional environments. Currently over 1900 institutions accept passing DSST scores as college credit. With over 35 exams to choose from in both upper and lower level courses, DSST exams cover the following subject areas: business, humanities, math, science,… View Article

College Level Exam Program (CLEP)

CLEP exams are a convenient way for students to demonstrate mastery of introductory college-level material in order to earn college credit. There are currently 33 exams to choose from. Please visit College Board’s Exams page for a current list of CLEP exams. We recommend that students meet with their advisor prior to registering for a… View Article


ACT/SAT Exams Both the ACT and SAT tests are widely used standardized tests used for undergraduate college admissions. Each college has unique admission prerequisites, so check with the college being applied to for its admission requirements. Northwest Florida State College does not require the ACT writing test. Currently, college level scores for NWFSC are as follows: ACT: Reading… View Article