1. Obtain Student ID # and Pay for Work Keys Assessment Test

Complete and follow directions on College of Southern Maryland WorkKeys Test Payment Form. Write down your student ID# and put it someplace safe. You will need this student ID# to log into myCSMD to register.

2. Take the Work Keys Assessment Test

Students must go to the Testing Center to complete three Work-Keys® assessments: (1) Workplace Documents, (2) Graphic Literacy and (3) Applied Mathematics available in the Testing Centers on all three campuses of the College of Southern Maryland.  No test waiver is available.  The cost is $45.00.

Work-Keys assessments are required before you can register for the course.  FREE remedial training is available for those who do not meet minimum score levels.  The fee for re-testing any one of the three assessments is $15.00 per assessment.  We strongly encourage interested students to test early.  Testing early will allow students to get an optimal schedule.

NOTE:  Each test has a maximum time of 55 minutes.  You will need a picture ID and completed WorkKeys Test Payment Form.

La Plata campus by appointment only - 301-934-7657
Leonardtown by appointment only - 240-725-5340
Prince Frederick by appointment only - 443-550-6040

When arriving at the Testing Center, students will be required to log into the Work-Keys Testing Software to obtain a Work-Keys ID# (which is different from the CSM Student ID#). Please write this number down and keep it in a safe place.

3. Receive Assessment Reports

You will receive assessment reports from the Testing Center Staff. Did you meet the minimum score required to register?

  • If yes....Congratulations! You will be able to register.
  • If no....Don't worry. Contact the Healthcare Department by email at HTH@csmd.edu with your name and email address to set up free remedial training so you can re-test.

4. Register for your Classes

Please note that students paying with tuition assistance voucher or paperwork and students using the tuition payment plan must register in person. Students who would like to pay for their class in full using a credit card can register online by logging into myCSMD. If you do not know your myCSMD log in, you can get your information using the student ID number you previously noted by going to this website: my.csmd.edu/usernamePasswordHelp.html.