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Contact Us

College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910

IT Certification

Schedule a Test

Sign up for an IT Certification test at the Testing Center.

Testing Hours

Pearson VUE testing is available Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

How to Schedule

  1. Complete an online schedule request, by visiting  A Testing Center representative will call you to finalize your appointment.
  2. Call to schedule a test during normal hours of operation - (301) 934-2251, ext. 7128.

Once your appointment has been scheduled, Pearson VUE will send you an e-mail, FAX or letter with confirmation of your appointment and further instructions (i.e., what to bring/not bring with you, when to arrive, etc.)

When to Schedule

Testing appointments are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Depending on the test, testing may take several hours. The Testing Center can accommodate up to 10 testers at a time.

To ensure that you are able to test at your desired day and time, it is recommended that you schedule your test well in advance to reserve your spot. Contact Gregory F.

Based on availability, Pearson VUE testing may be scheduled on the same day. If there is room, the test can be downloaded within minutes.


Payment must be made at the time of scheduling. Payments can be made with a credit card or with a voucher.

Special Accommodations/Disability Services

If you have a disability and need special accommodations, please contact Glennis Daniels-Bacchus, ADA Coordinator.

  • (301) 934-2251, ext. 7614
  • (301) 934-2124, ext. 7614
  • (301) 870-3008, ext. 7614
  • (240) 725-5499, ext. 7614

What to Bring to Your Appointment

You should arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to fill out any necessary paperwork. Bring two forms of identification to your appointment. Both must have your signature and one must have your picture.

You may not bring any unauthorized items into the test. You will be asked to leave any unauthorized items outside of the testing room.

Cancellations and Rescheduling

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, call the Testing Center or a Pearson VUE Call Center at least one day before your appointment.