Test Centers

SSCC Test Centers

The Southern State Test Centers offers a variety of testing services for Southern State students and for the general public. We provide a secure environment for candidates to complete proctored exams.

Hillsboro Test Center

The center is located at the end of hallway 400 on Central Campus and operates from 8am - 6pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, and 8am - 5pm on Fridays. All exams are scheduled by appointment only. Contact us to schedule your certification testing today!

Mt. Orab Test Center

The center is located in room 200 on the Brown County Campus and operates from 9am - 4pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. All exams are scheduled by appointment only. Contact us to schedule your certification testing today!

Test Certifications

Southern State understands that employers are looking for employees who are up-to-date with current technologies. Make your personal brand stand out in a crowded job market by validating your skills—and building your confidence—with professional certifications of in-demand skills that make you marketable to employers.

We are currently offering certifications from:

Visit the Test Centers Certifications web page for more info on Testing Certifications.

Program Entrance Exams

Some academic programs at Southern State require an entrance exam and the Test Centers is here to offer those needed exams to students.

HESI Admission Assessment (HESI A2) Exam

Interested in Southern State's Nursing or Practical Nursing program? The HESI Admission Assessment Exam (HESI A2) is used as an entrance exam to evaluate the applicant's preparation for these programs.

The HESI A2 exams are offered by appointment only and as space is available. There is a $65 exam fee for the HESI A2 that must be paid prior to scheduling for the exam. Payment can be made online by logging into your MyRecords account or over the phone by calling the SSCC Business Office at 937.393.3431, ext. 2652. All testing fees are non-refundable and no changes to testing dates can be made once the exam has been scheduled. Should you need to reschedule, please note that all monies previously paid will be forfeited and payment would need to be made again to schedule another test date. It is the examinee's responsibility to know when their program testing deadline is as the HESI A2 exam is offered year round. Proctors do not discuss scores or go over test results. Qualifying test result information can be found in the Nursing Information Packet along with test prep information.

  • HESI Test Scheduling is now available!
    All HESI testing will be done at the Hillsboro Test Center by appointment only. To schedule an appointment please call 800.628.7722 ext. 2792 or email testingcenter@sscc.edu.

Contact us to schedule your exam today!

Test Centers Hours

Hillsboro Test Center

  • 100 Hobart Drive
  • Hillsboro, OH 45133
  • End of hallway 400
  • Hours of Operation:
  • Monday – 8am - 6pm
  • Tuesday – Closed
  • Wednesday – 8am - 6pm
  • Thursday – Closed
  • Friday – 8am - 5pm

Mt. Orab Test Center

  • 351 Brooks-Malott Road
  • Mt. Orab, OH 45154
  • Room 200
  • Hours of Operation:
  • Monday – Closed
  • Tuesday – 9am - 4pm
  • Wednesday – 9am - 4pm
  • Thursday – 9am - 4pm
  • Friday – Closed

Contact us to schedule your certification testing today! All exams are scheduled by appointment only.

Testing FAQs

How early should I arrive on the day of my test?

You should plan on arriving 15 to 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. This will give you an opportunity to check-in and relax prior to beginning your test.

What happens when I arrive to take a test?

When candidates arrive for an exam, they go through a standard admissions process. They are asked to provide identification, to agree in writing to a set of exam rules and to sign a log sheet. In most cases, your photo and signature will be digitally captured as they will appear on your results report.

What ID do I need to bring to the test?

Identification requirements vary between exam sponsors, so please check with the Southern State Testing Proctor to see what your specific test requires. However, all test takers are required to provide AT LEAST one form of identification and to wear a facial covering. This identification must be valid, which means it is not expired, and must be an original document (it cannot be a photocopy or a fax).

Acceptable forms of primary identification must be government-issued and not expired. It must also include the test taker’s photograph, name, address, date of birth and signature. Some examples include:

  • Government Issued Driver’s License
  • Government Issued Driver’s Permit
  • U.S. Department of State Driver’s License
  • Government Issued National/State/Country Identification Card
  • Passport
  • Military Identification Card
  • Alien Registration Card (Green Card, Permanent Resident Visa)

Policies & Procedures

Please arrive promptly at your appointment time and be sure to sign-in. If you need to look over your notes, this must be done before you arrive. You must begin your test within 15 minutes of the scheduled time.

Testers must understand and adhere to the following policies and procedures:

  • Identification is required for testing (identification must be valid, which means it is not expired and must be an original document [it cannot be a photocopy or a fax]).
  • Phones must be turned off.
  • No personal belongings may be taken into the Testing Room (including cell phones, PDA’s, pagers, iPods, calculators, books, notes, book bags, purses, wallets, coats, jewelry of large size, etc.).
  • A locker will be provided for you in the hallway outside of the Testing Room.
  • No leaving the room without authorization while testing.
  • Exams and all test materials/tools must be returned to the Test Centers Procter.
  • No food or drink is permitted inside the Testing Room.
  • No children are permitted inside the Testing Room.
  • No talking during testing.

Please note: If you cannot keep a testing appointment, the Test Centers must be notified as soon as possible. If you fail to notify the Test Centers, the Test Centers reserves the right to request that candidates make alternate arrangements to test at another Test Center. All Test Centers fees are non-refundable.

*Exceptions to these policies will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Contact / Schedule a Test

Please complete and submit this form or contact the Test Centers Proctor to schedule a test or if you have any questions.