Urban Campus

Testing Center

1100 7th Street Building 1, Room 207
Des Moines, Iowa 50314​
Phone: 515-697-7809​

Fax: 515-248-7518​

Contacts: Roberta Morgan
email: uctestingcenter@dmacc.edu

Testing Center ​Hours

  • Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM - 7​:00 PM (CST)
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM (CST)​

Holiday H​ours 

  • Tuesday, November 23rd - Close at 7​:00 pm
  • Wednesday, November 24th - Close at 12:00 pm​ 
  • ​Thursday, November 25th - Closed
  • Friday, November 26th- Closed

Winter Break:

  • ​Closed Thursday, December 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm
    thru Monday, January 3, 2022
  • Opening Tuesday,​ January 4, 2022 at 8:00 am

The URBAN Testing Ce​nter is closed on most US holidays and when the campus is closed.​​


 ​Testing Center Updates

ACCUPLACER Remote Testing (Reading/Writing and ELL Placement) 

To test remotely, students MUST have a desktop or laptop computer with a microphone and webcam, as well as Google Chrome installed. ​ Remote testing may NOT be completed through a smartphone or tablet. Click here to schedule an ACCUPLACER testing appointment(DMACC Students Only).

** Note: if you are required to take the ACCUPLACER for employment with a public school district​, such as Des Moines Public Schools or the Ames Community School District, please​​​​ ​click he​re.

We are also offering remote TEAS testing (on-site testing is available). This assessment is only for students in the Nursing, Vet Tech or Surgical Tech programs. It is recommended that students wait until they only have a few items remaining on their checklist to take the TEAS.

To test remotely, students MUST have a desktop or laptop computer with a microphone and webcam, as well as Google Chrome installed. Remote testing may NOT be completed through a smartphone or tablet. Click here to schedule a TEAS testing appointment for the Nursing or Surgical Tech program.


Available Testing​

  • Make up tests (know your DMACC instructor's last name) 
  • Next-Generation ACCUPLACER® (Reading and Writing) 
  • ELL (English Language Learner​) ACCUPLACER Classic++ 
  • CASAS testing for the DMACC​ Workforce Training Academy (WTA)
  • DMACC Challenge tests (check for ​availability for particular courses)
  • Online testing for DMACC classes 
  • Testing for other colleges and businesses
  • HiSET​ testing (by appointment)​
  • Pesticide Application Certi​fication (examinees need to bring their login information for the testing site, www.quia.com/web​)​
  • Van Driver tests
  • CNA Comp Exam​
  • ATI TEAS (Nursing, Vet Tech, and Surgical Tech ONLY by appointment)
  • CLEP Exam (by appointment)​​
  • Iowa Dental Board Exam (by appointment)
  • Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) (by appointment)​
  • ABMDI (by appointment)​
  • Typing Test for DMACC programs
  • Mechanical Reasoning
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification (by appointment) ​
  • Pre-Admission Exams for Chemistry I & II and Biology I & II (by appointment) 


  1. A photo ID is required to take any test.
  2. Tests must be started at least two hours prior to closing and must be completed prior to leaving the testing center.
  3. Students taking college makeup tests are required to know the name of the instructor.
  4. Cell phones, pagers, and other electronic devices are not allowed in the Testing Center.
  5. Prospective students who will be attending DMACC need to have an Application for Admission on file with Admissions at least 48 hours before taking the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER Test.
  6. Distance testing is a service provided for non-DMACC students who wish to have their test proctored at a DMACC Testing Center. These outside testers are charged $20/test with one exception – if the tester attends an Iowa Community College and is taking an exam for a CREDIT course, the fee is waived due to a reciprocity agreement between all Iowa Community Colleges. All incurred fees are payable on the day of the exam.​
  7. Children are prohibited in the Testing Center.
  8. No food or drinks allowed in the Testing Center.