Exams Offered Through the Hill College Testing Centers

The ATB is a placement exam for those who do not have a high school diploma (or its recognized equivalent), but may be eligible for financial aid through the changes to the Higher Education Act, effective July 1, 2015.  For questions regarding eligibility or referral to take the ATB, please contact the Advising and Success Center at http://www.hillcollege.edu/students/Advising/index.html

  • Given by appointment only only both the Hill County and Johnson County Campuses. A referral from the Advising and Success Center is required.
  • $25.00 fee payable to the Hill College Business Office


Exams from which Certificates of specialty can be issued for the following:

  • Adobe Certified Associate
  • Adobe Certified Expert
  • Autodesk Certified Professional
  • Autodesk Certified User
  • Business Fundamentals
  • IC3
  • Intuit QuickBooks
  • Microsoft Certified Educator
  • Microsoft Office Specialist
  • Microsoft Technology Associate
  • Toon Boom Certified Associate

Given on the Johnson County Campus only. For information on pricing or to set an appointment, please call the testing center at 817-760-5814.



What is CLEP? The College-Level Examination Program or CLEP offers you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on any of the 34 CLEP exams.

  • CLEP tests are a great way to earn college credit in subjects for which one may already have knowledge
  • Register and pay for exam at https://collegeboard.org/clep 
  • After registering with CollegeBoard, please contact the Testing Center to set your appointment. Please bring the Testing Ticket generated by CollegeBoard with you to your appointment.
  • There is an $20 proctor fee paid to Hill College at the time of testing.
  • Modern States will pay your AP or CLEP exam fee. Click here to find out how: https://modernstates.org

 Proctoring services are provided for both Hill College students and those attending other institutions

  • Any student requiring proctoring services is welcome to call either the Hill County Testing Center or the Johnson County Testing Center to schedule an appointment
  • There is an administration fee of $20 per test for non-Hill College students
  • All required passwords and testing guidelines must be provided to Testing Center staff and can be e-mailed to testingcenter@hillcollege.edu

For more information:  https://escogroup.org/certifications


To schedule an ESCO certification exam call the Hill College Johnson County Campus Testing Center at 817-760-5814. There will be $20.00 proctor fee if you are not a Hill College student.

High School Equivalency Exam

 Registration and payment for the Computer Based GED Testing will  be completed online at www.ged.com

  • The cost for four sections is $145 or $36.25 for each section
  • The Computer Based GED is offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday on both campuses
  • To obtain a copy of your high school equivalency certificate visit the TEA website at: Certificate Search. There is a $5 fee associated with retrieving and printing a copy of your certificate
  • Test Information At a Glance through TEA: Information at a Glance


HESI A2 with CT

HESI is the entrance exam required for students entering the ECHO program. Hill College will only allow students applying for the Echo program to test.

  • The HESI A2 and Critical Thinking (CT) exams are administered by appointment only and will not be scheduled until student receives a referral form from the Nursing Department.
  • Once approval is given by the Nursing Department, students will be provided with a website to sign up and pay for their exam. 
  • There is no proctor fee for students who are applying to the Echo program at Hill College. 

NHA (National Health Career Association) Phlebotomy Technician and Clinical Medical Assistant Certificates;

Available only to Hill College Continuing Education students enrolled in Phlebotomy Technician or Clinical Medical Assistant programs.


       Hill College is an approved PEARSONVUE computer-based test site on both Cleburne and Hillsboro campuses. 

  • Aircraft Rescue Fire - 1 1/2 hours
  • Basic Wildland Fire - 1 hour
  • Basic Fire Inspector - 2 hours
  • Driver Operator-Aerial - 1 hour
  • Driver Operator-Pumper - 1 hour
  • Firefighter I - 2 hours
  • Firefighter II - 1 1/2 hours
  • Fire and Life Safety Educator I - 1 hour
  • Fire and Life Safety Educator II - 1 hour
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness - 30 minutes
  • Hazardous Materials Incident Commander - 30 minutes
  • Hazardous Materials Operations - 30 minutes
  • Hazardous Materials Technician - 1 hour
  • Incident Commander - 1 hour
  • Incident Safety Officer - 1 hour
  • Inspector I - 1 hour
  • Inspector II - 1 hour
  • Instructor I - 1 hour 
  • Instructor II - 1 hour
  • Instructor III - 1 hour
  • Intermediate Wildland Firefighter - 30 min
  • Investigator - 1 1/2 hours
  • Marine Firefighter - 1 hour
  • Officer I - 1 hour
  • Officer II - 1 hour
  • Officer III - 1 hour
  • Officer IV - 1 hour
  • Plan Examiner I - 1 hour
  • Structure Firefighter - 4 1/2 hours
  • Fire Marshal - 1 1/2 hours

A testing candidate who is not a student at Hill College will pay a proctor fee of $20 per testing session.

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement- Hill College now offers TCOLE tests through the TCLEDDS platform on Hillsboro, Cleburne, and Burleson campuses. TCLEDDS Plus collects and tracks law enforcement credentialing information required by the State of Texas legislature. Tests offered are for Peace Officer, Jailer, Telecommunicator, Peace Officer Jailer, and more. Candidates will arrange testing through TCOLE and contact us for a testing appointment by using our online scheduling or calling the center for more information.

If the testing candidate is not a current Hill College student, a $20 proctor fee will be assigned.

  TEAS from ATI Nursing Education

  • Entrance exam for ADN and VN Programs at Hill College. A student ID will be required at time of testing. Non-Hill College students will be charged a $20 proctor fee
  • Prospective student will go to atitesting.com to register, pay for and schedule their exam

ibt (internet based)

  • THEA ibt tests are given by appointment only at both the Hill County and Johnson County testing centers.
  • An administration fee of  $10.00 will be made to Hill College
  • The cost of the test is $29.00 and will be paid for by credit card online at www.thea.nesinc.com Click on Registration Checklist
  • There is a 14 day waiting period between THEA ibt retakes
  • The test is 4 hours in length and consists of 3 parts: Reading, Writing, and Math
  • Scoring is immediate  


  • Given by appointment only on the Hill County and Johnson County campuses
  • Not timed
  • Before testing, students are required to read through the Pre-Assessment Activity,  and complete the practice questions and the certificate of completion. When these two steps are done, the student will report to the Academic Advising and Success Center to receive their Referral form. The student will then present the Referral form, the receipt for the $39 fee and a photo ID to the testing center
  • Tests the areas of English Language Arts and Reading and Math

***Incoming students who took the Accuplacer before August 26, 2013 but did NOT register for classes at that time, will need to take the TSI Assessment before enrolling in classes.

Peterson's Test Preparation through the Hill College Library