Professional Certification Testing

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La Plata Campus
Learning Resource Center (LR Building), Room 114

Salman Zafarullah, Testing Center Manager

Leonardtown Campus
Building C, Room 314

Jacqueline Dyson, Testing Center Supervisor

Prince Frederick Campus
John E. Harms Academic Center (Building A), Room 102

Courtnie Krauss, Testing Center Supervisor

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The CSM Testing Centers are closed until further notice.

  • For questions about CSM course exams, contact your instructor.
  • For information about taking the CSM placement test, visit our placement test page.
  • During this time, if you need to contact the Testing Center, please contact your preferred Testing Center via email. Emails are listed on the left side of the page.

Pearson Vue - Professional Certification Testing

Pearson Vue delivers professional certification exams for numerous vendors.

For more information on professional certification exams offered at CSM locations and to schedule a test, visit the Pearson Vue website at Be aware that some exams are only available through Pearson Professional Centers.

  • The College of Southern Maryland offers classes leading up to IT certification and IT certification preparation courses.  Click here for more information.
  • The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program at the College of Southern Maryland prepares graduates to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (NREMT-P) exams available through Pearson Vue.  For more information about the EMS program click here.

ACE Fitness Certification

ACE Fitness Certification exams are delivered by Castle WorldWide.  These exams are given on certain Tuesday and Thursdays at the La Plata campus. For more information on ACE fitness certifications, including exam registration, go to

  • The College of Southern Maryland offers courses leading up to certification as an ACE Personal Trainer and ACE Group Fitness Instructor.  Click here for more information.


EMPCO has partnered with the Maryland Sheriff's Association to provide pre-employment testing for Deputy Sheriffs and Jail/Corrections officers.  This testing program is available at all CSM Testing Centers.  Selected test dates are posted through the EMPCO website.  For more information click here for the EMPCO website or go to the Maryland Sheriffs' Association site by clicking here.

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Testing

ASE Testing is offered at the La Plata Testing Center on certain Tuesdays and Thursdays. Information about ASE Certification Tests, including information on how to register for an ASE exam, can be found at the Automotive Service Excellence website here. Once registered for an exam, an appointment can be made by calling the La Plata Testing Center at 301-934-7657.