Urban Campus

Testing Center

1100 7th Street Building 1, Room 117
Des Moines, Iowa 50314​
Phone: 515-697-7807
Fax: 515-248-7518​

Contact: Kris Olds​
Email: uctestingcenter@dmacc.edu


Hours of Operation

  • Monday thru Thursday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

The URBAN Testing Ce​nter is closed when the campus is closed.​​​

You must show a valid PHOTO ID (driver's license, passport, military ID, etc.) to take ANY test (DMACC or non-DMACC) with the Urban Campus Testing Center or remotely.

Schedule a test appointment by clicking on the SIGN UP links below. If you are interested in taking an exam which is not listed, please email uctestingcenter@dmacc.edu.

On-Campus Testing at Urban:

  • Make-up tests for a DMACC class (know your instructor's name and have a photo ID). No appointment needed. Walk-ins welcome.
    • If you have approved Accommodation on file with Disability Services, please reserve a date and time by completing your request: Urban Test Center Accommodations
  • ACCUPLACER (Reading/Writing or DMPS/ACSD) – No Appointment needed. Walk-ins welcome at least 90 minutes before closing.
  • ACCUPLACER (ELL) – Appointment preferred, call 515-697-7809. Walk-ins welcome at least two hours before closing.
  • ALEKS math assessments may be taken from home or on campus: ALEKS information.
  • AMBID – Appointment only ​call 515-697-7809 or email uctestingcenter@dmacc.edu.
  • ATI TEAS – to schedule an appointment call 515-697-7809 or email uctestingcenter@dmacc.edu.
  • Chemical Applicator (IDALS) – Chemical Applicator certification exam:Chemical Applicator (IDALS) testing appointment.
    • (Examinees need to bring their login information for the testing site: www.quia.com/web).
  • CLEP – Monday through Friday times vary. To schedule an appointment: CLEP exam at Urban Campus
  • CNA – Comprehensive Written Exam registration through DMACC Continuing Education: CNA registration page.
  • DNR certification testing contact the DNR at 515-725-0463 for pre-approval before testing): Iowa DNR testing appointment.
  • Iowa Dental Board certification exam – To schedule: Iowa Dental Board appointment.​
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification – Monday through Friday times vary. To schedule an appointment: MOS Certification at Urban Campus
  • Non-DMACC Community College make up exams – Monday through Friday times vary. To schedule: Non-DMACC exam​ appointment.
  • Typing for a DMACC class – No appointment needed. Walk-ins welcome at least 30 minutes before closing.

Remote Testing:


  • A photo ID is required to take any test.
  • Tests must be started at least two hours prior to closing and must be completed prior to leaving the testing center.
  • Students taking college makeup tests are required to know the name of the instructor.
  • Cell phones, pagers, and other electronic devices are not allowed in the Testing Center.
  • 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.
  • 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.​
  • Children are prohibited in the Testing Center.
  • No food or drinks allowed in the Testing Center.​