Professional Licensure and Certification Exams

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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
  • Microsoft
  • VmWare, Inc.
  • ZTE

Professional Licensure and Certification Exams

  • Excelsior College
  • Florida Department of Education (FTCE/FELE)
  • Florida Department of Law Enforcement (SOCE)
  • Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training
  • CDA
  • Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
  • Splunk
  • National Registry for Food Safety Professionals

For a complete list of available exams, please visit Pearson VUE’s website. All candidates taking a Pearson VUE exam must register and pay for their exam through the Pearson VUE website.

CertiPort Certification Exams

Certiport Authorized Testing Center

Certiport, a Pearson VUE company, is the current leading provider of certification exams. Current Certiport exams offered at our testing center include:

  • Microsoft Office Specialist
  • Microsoft Technology Associate
  • Adobe
  • Autodesk
  • Intuit Quickbooks
  • IC3

How to register to take a Certiport exam:

  1. Go to to register and purchase an exam voucher.
  2. Register and pay for an appointment to take a Certiport exam at NWF State College.
  3. Bring a copy of your purchased voucher on test day along with a valid government issued photo ID.

Visit for detailed information on certification exams offered by Certiport.

What to bring

All candidates are required to provide a current and valid photo ID on their scheduled testing day. Some tests require more than one ID. Please see the exam sponsors guidelines for ID requirements. Examples of acceptable forms of ID include, but are not limited to:

  • Driver’s License
  • U.S. Passport
  • Military ID

Candidates will not be allowed to test without a valid photo ID.

All electronic devices and personal items are prohibited while in the Testing Center and must be stored prior to and during testing. Lockers are provided for this purpose in the Testing Center free of charge. Cell phones and other electronic devices must be turned off before storing them in a locker. The Testing Center is not responsible for lost, stolen or misplaced personal items.

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