Testing Center Locations

DMACC Testing Center locations have specific hours of operation and tests available. 

All DMACC campuses are closed on the following dates in 2024:

  • January 1
  • January 15
  • February 16
  • May 27
  • July 4
  • September 2
  • October 25
  • November 27 (close at noon)
  • November 28-29
  • December 24 - January 1, 2025

Additional test center closures are noted below under each location.

Online/Remote Testing (All Campuses)

DMACC offers remote testing for three assessments:

  1. ACCUPLACER® Assessment for DMACC.
  2. ACCUPLACER Assessment for employment.
  3. ATI® TEAS Assessment for DMACC.

Schedule Remote Testing:


Ames Testing Center

Address: 1420 S. Bell Street, Room 220, Ames, IA 50010

Phone: 515-663-6723

Email: amestestingcenter@dmacc.edu

Testing Center closed March 13-March 17 in addition to the institution closures noted above.

Hours Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Regular Hours Closed 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Closed 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Closed

Scheduling: Appointments are required. Call or email to schedule.

  • ACCUPLACER® Assessments.
  • ACCUPLACER (ELL).
  • DMACC proctored exams.
  • Other Colleges proctored exams.


Ankeny Testing Center

Address: 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg. 6, Room 23, Ankeny, IA 50023

Phone: 515-964-6595

Email: ankenytestingcenter@dmacc.edu

Map: Map of Ankeny Campus Park in Lot K, enter Building 6 through the door on the left.

Hours Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Regular Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Special Hours* 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

*Special Hours apply during the following dates:

  • 2023: Dec 15-21
  • 2024: Jan 2-5, Mar 11-15, May 3-24, Aug 2-23

Saturday Testing: The Ankeny Testing Center will be open the 2nd Saturday of the month from 8:00a-12:00p. Saturday appointments can be scheduled here

Scheduling: See below for requirements. 

Tests offered – no appointment needed:

  • ACCUPLACER Assessments – Allow at least 90 minutes for testing.
  • ACCUPLACER (ELL) – Allow at least two hours for testing.
  • ATI TEAS Assessment – Allow 4 hours for check-in and testing. Walk-ins welcome or schedule an appointment.
  • Dental Board Certification - Allow 1 hour for testing. Walk-ins welcome or schedule an appointment.
  • DMACC proctored exams.
  • Pesticide Applicator – Allow at least 1 hour for testing. Examinees need to create an account and bring their login information to the testing site.

Tests offered – by appointment only:

  • AMBDI – Death Investigator - Appointment required. Call or email to schedule.
  • Assessor/Deputy Assessor – Appointment required. Call or email to schedule.
  • Challenge Tests – Appointment required. Call or email to schedule.
  • CLEP – Appointment required. Schedule an appointment.
  • CNA Comp Test – Written test. Schedule an appointment.
  • Firefighter Written Exam - Schedule an appointment.
  • Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board Exam (Kirkwood) – Schedule an appointment. Testers must register for an exam with Kirkwood Community College before making a testing appointment at DMACC.
  • Other Colleges proctored exams. Call or email to schedule.


Boone Testing Center

Address: 1125 Hancock Drive, Room 102, Boone, IA 50036

Phone: 515-433-5096

Email: boonetestingcenter@dmacc.edu

Testing Center closed March 13-March 17; May 4-May 22; August 4-August 22 in addition to the institution closures noted above.

Hours Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Regular Hours 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Special Hours* 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

*Special Hours apply during the following dates:

  • 2023: May 23 – Aug 3
  • 2024: TBD

Scheduling: Hours may vary. Appointments are required. Call or email to schedule and to confirm the hours of operation.

  • ACCUPLACER Assessments.
  • ACCUPLACER (ELL).
  • ATI TEAS Assessment.
  • CASAS - Testing for Workforce Training Academy and HiSET.
  • CLEP
  • Challenge Tests
  • CNA Comp Test – Written test. Schedule an appointment.
  • DMACC proctored exams.
  • Other Colleges proctored exams.
  • Pesticide Applicator Exam - Examinees need to create an account and bring their login information to the testing site.


Carroll Testing Center

Address: 906 N Grant Road, Carroll, IA 51401

Phone: 712-792-1755

Email: carrolltestingcenter@dmacc.edu

Testing Center closed March 13-March 17; May 4-May 22; August 4-August 22 in addition to the institution closures noted above.

Hours Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Regular Hours 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. &  4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Special Hours* 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

*Special Hours apply during the following dates:

  • 2023: May 23 – Aug 3
  • 2024: TBD

Scheduling: Hours may vary. Appointments are required. Call or email to schedule and to confirm the hours of operation.

  • ACCUPLACER Assessments.
  • ACCUPLACER (ELL).
  • DMACC proctored exams.
  • ATI TEAS Assessment.
  • Other Colleges proctored exams.
  • Pesticide Applicator Exams - Examinees need to create an account and bring their login information to the testing site.


Des Moines/Urban Testing Center

Address: 1100 7th St, Building 1, Room 117, Des Moines, IA 50314

Phone: 515-697-7807

Email: uctestingcenter@dmacc.edu

Hours Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Regular Hours 8:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Scheduling: See below for requirements.

  • DMACC proctored exams - No appointment needed; walk-ins welcome.
  • ACCUPLACER Assessments – No Appointment needed. Allow at least 90 minutes for testing.
  • ACCUPLACER (ELL) – Appointment preferred, call to schedule. Walk-ins welcome. Allow at least two hours for testing.
  • AMBDI – Appointment required. Call or email to schedule.
  • ATI TEAS Assessment – Appointment required. Call or email to schedule.
  • CLEP – Monday through Friday availability varies. Schedule an appointment.
  • CNA Comp Test – Written test. Schedule an appointment.
  • Dental Board Certification - Appointment required. Schedule an appointment.
  • DNR Wastewater Treatment, Water treatment, and Distribution Operator Certification Examination - Testers must be pre-approved by the DNR, call 515-725-0463 for pre-approval before making an appointment at DMACC.
  • Other Colleges proctored exams – Monday through Friday times vary. Schedule an appointment
  • Pesticide Applicator - Examinees need to create an account and bring their login information to the testing site.


Newton Testing Center

Address: 600 N. 2nd Ave. West, Room 120 (Library), Newton, IA 50208

Phone: 641-791-1731

Email: newtonlibrary@dmacc.edu

Testing Center closed March 13-March 17; May 4-May 22 in addition to the institution closures noted above.

Hours Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Regular Hours 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Closed
Special Hours* 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Closed Closed 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

*Special Hours apply during the following dates:

  • 2023: May 23 – Aug 3
  • 2024: TBD

Scheduling: Hours may vary when classes are not in session. Please call ahead to confirm hours of operation. An appointment is required. Call or email to make an appointment.

  • ACCUPLACER Assessments.
  • ACCUPLACER (ELL).
  • ALEKS.
  • ATI TEAS Assessment.
  • DMACC proctored exams.
  • Firefighter Written Exam.
  • Other Colleges proctored exams.
  • Pesticide Applicator Exam - Examinees need to create an account at quia.com/web and bring their login information to the testing site.


Perry Testing Center

Address: 1011 2nd Avenue, Perry, IA 50220

Phone: 515-428-8100

Email: perrycenter@dmacc.edu

Testing Center closed March 13-March 17; May 4-May 22; August 4-August 22 in addition to the institution closures noted above.

Hours Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Regular Hours 2:45 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. 2:45 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. 2:45 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. 2:45 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Special Hours* 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

*Special Hours apply during the following dates:

  • 2023: May 23 – Aug 3
  • 2024: TBD

Scheduling: Appointments are required. Call to schedule.

  • ACCUPLACER Assessments.
  • ACCUPLACER (ELL).
  • DMACC proctored exams.


Southridge Testing Center

Address: 1111 E. Army Post Rd, Room 3, Des Moines, IA  50315

Phone: 515-287-8720

Email: southridgetestingcenter@dmacc.edu

Hours Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Regular Hours 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Scheduling: See requirements below.

  • ACCUPLACER Assessments.
  • ACCUPLACER (ELL).
  • ATI TEAS Assessment – Appointment required. Email to schedule.
  • CASAS - Testing for Workforce Training Academy (WTA).
  • CLEP – Appointment required, email to schedule.  
  • CNA Comp Test – Schedule an appointment.
  • Dental Board Certification - Appointment required. Email to schedule.
  • DNR Wastewater Treatment, Water treatment, and Distribution Operator Certification Examination - Testers must be pre-approved by the DNR. Call 515-725-0463 for pre-approval before making an appointment at DMACC.
  • DMACC proctored exams.
  • Lead Abatement Contractor and Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor - call 515-256-4942 to register before making an appointment at DMACC.
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification – Appointment required. Email to schedule.
  • Other Colleges proctored exams – Appointment required. Email to schedule.
  • Pesticide Applicator - Examinees need to create an account and bring their login information to the testing site.
  • Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board Exam (Kirkwood) - Testers must register for an exam with Kirkwood Community College before making an appointment at DMACC.


West Des Moines Testing Center

Address: 5959 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50266

Phone: 515-633-2426

Email: westtestingcenter@dmacc.edu

Testing Center closed December 18-21, January 2-5, March 11-15, May 6-17, August 5-9 in addition to the institution closures noted above.

Hours Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Regular Hours 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Closed

Scheduling: See requirements below.

  • ACCUPLACER Assessments – Appointments preferred. Call or email to schedule. Walk-ins are welcome. Allow at least 90 minutes for testing.
  • ACCUPLACER (ELL) – Appointment preferred. Call or email to schedule. Walk-ins welcome. Allow at least two hours for testing.
  • DMACC proctored exams. No appointment needed; walk-ins welcome.