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Kirkwood Test Center: Faculty/Staff Information

Kirkwood Test Center aims to provide the highest quality testing services by maintaining a secure facility, skilled and courteous employees, and positive working relationships with students, faculty, and the public.

Temporary closure notice

Kirkwood Test Center at Cedar Rapids (Main Campus) will be closed on Wednesday, 19 June, and Thursday, 20 June, for facilities maintenance work. All existing appointments will be honored but no new appointments or walk-ins will be accepted. Regular operations will resume on Monday, 24 June.

Our location at Coralville (KRCUI) will remain open as scheduled.

Please check our Locations and Hours page for the most up-to-date closure information.


Faculty guide

Thank you for using Kirkwood Test Center. We have prepared this guide for faculty to get the most out of the Test Center and to understand our procedures. It is our hope that by working with faculty as partners, the Test Center can deliver the highest quality testing services and the best possible experience for students.


Locations and hours

Kirkwood Test Center has multiple locations to serve students, faculty, and the public:

  • Our Cedar Rapids (Main Campus) location has 41 computer workstations, 19 paper-and-pencil desks, and 6 private test rooms.
  • Our Coralville (KRCUI) location has 12 computer workstations, 6 paper-and-pencil desks, and 4 private test rooms.
  • Our Virtual Test Center offers proctoring over Zoom for students who have a documented accommodation for virtual proctoring, or for whom certain special circumstances apply.

Our operating hours are set semester-by-semester based on anticipated demand for our services and staffing availability. Please refer to our locations and hours page for the most updated hours and planned closures.

Our services

Kirkwood Test Center provides the following services:

  • Full class computer testing for Distance Learning courses: These are regularly scheduled exams that every student in your Distance Learning course is expected to take during a predetermined exam window. Students enrolled in Distance Learning courses may also take their exams at other Kirkwood Regional Centers, at another institution's test center, or at a public library.
  • Make-up exams for face-to-face courses: If a student has missed a scheduled exam and you have granted them an excused absence per College Procedure 501.2 - Student Class Attendance, they can make up the exam at the Test Center. Both computer-delivered and paper-and-pencil make-up exams can be taken at the Test Center.
  • Testing for students with accommodations: The Test Center has adaptive technology, private testing rooms, and trained staff to administer exams for students with approved accommodations.

We are unable to provide the following services:

  • Creating, writing, interpreting, or scoring exams
  • Evaluating or approving requests for disability accommodations
  • Collecting students' homework
  • Proctoring exams in your classroom


We use RegisterBlast to run the Test Center, collect exam requests from faculty, and schedule appointments. If you wish to use the Test Center, you will need a RegisterBlast account. RegisterBlast creates and maintains your account via SSO from Talon. No separate passwords or login credentials are required.

Once in your RegisterBlast account, you can access your instructor dashboard, submit exam requests, and view the status of your students' appointments.

Cedar Rapids Campus Library

Benton Hall

6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA


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