Testing Center Idaho

Mission Statement

The Northwest Nazarene University Testing Center supports the educational mission of NNU by providing high quality testing services in accordance with the National College Testing Association Professional Standards and Guidelines and governmental regulations. The services provided for students, faculty, staff, community members, and business partners will be consistently rendered with an attitude of service that demonstrates value for relationships, personal excellence, diversity, and commitment to lifelong learning.

PRAXIS Test Site

NNU is a national test site for administering the PRAXIS exam. The test is administered in the Thomas Family Health and Science Center, between the library and the Wiley Learning Center on Dewey Street.

The 2013-14 National Testing Dates at NNU are:
July 20, 2013; September 21, 2013; November 2, 2013; March 8, 2014
To register for the PRAXIS, click the ETS link below.

Study Guides

The NNU Testing Center only recommends study resources officially endorsed by the test publishers. Many other resources are available online and in print form.

General guidance for testing, and guidance for specific tests. Made available FREE to students in the State of Idaho. 


The Testing Center is located in the Emerson Administration Building, the T-shaped building at the circle drive. We are downstairs at the end of the hall.

Tests and Services

Proctoring Services
The NNU Testing Center is available to proctor tests for a variety of students' needs, including distance learning courses and non-NNU students. This service is free for registered NNU students.  There is a $25 proctor fee for non-NNU students.  Call Monti Channon to schedule an appointment: 208-467-8463.

Residual ACT Tests
NNU offers the Residual ACT for prospective students.

CAAP Tests 
As an NNU graduation requirement, students must complete the CAAP exam during either their junior or senior year. The exam is offered four times each year.

CLEP Tests
NNU offers CLEP testing for college credit.  Click here for the course substitutions allowed by NNU.  They may differ from information on the official CLEP website. Click here for information about scheduling and studying for CLEP tests.

NNU offers COMPASS testing for Math and English proficiency and placement.

DSST Tests
NNU offers DSST (formerly DANTES) testing for college credit.  Click here for the course substitutions allowed by NNU.  They may differ from the official DSST website.  Click here for information about scheduling and studying for DSST tests.

Scheduling & Payment

The Administration Fee must be paid at the time of scheduling to reserve a seat. CASH, check, debit, or credit card payment is accepted.

TO SCHEDULE A TEST, email studenttesting@nnu.edu or call Monti Channon (208-467-8463).


Admin Fee

Test Fee

Proctoring Services - non-NNU students $25 per test  
Proctoring Services - registered NNU students FREE  
Residual ACT Test $50 per test  
CAAP Test - Scheduled Group Tests FREE  
CAAP Test - Special Schedule $50 per test  
CLEP $40 per test $80 per test
COMPASS $10 per test  
DSST $40 per test $80 per test