Professional Certification Testing

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

Salman Zafarullah, Testing Center Coordinator

Lee Desmarais, Testing Center Manager


Leonardtown Campus
Building C, Room 314

Jacqueline Dyson, Testing Center Manager

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

Courtnie Krauss, Testing Center Manager

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Pearson Vue - Professional Certification Testing

Pearson Vue delivers professional certification exams for numerous vendors.  Certification exams in IT fields such as CompTIA Security +, CompTIA A+, and CompTIA Network +, CISCO, Certified Ethical Hacker, Oracle Certification, GIAC, VMWare, and ITIL-F, can be provided at all CSM testing centers.

For more information on professional certification exams offered at CSM locations and to schedule a test, visit the Pearson Vue website at  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 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.