Iowa City Test Centers | Distance and Online Education
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IC Test Centers

Iowa City Test Centers

Iowa City Test Centers provide face-to-face proctoring for online and paper-based exams. You must schedule proctored exams for Distance and Online Education courses no later than noon the day before your exam window. DOE Exam Services strongly recommends scheduling at least one week in advance as the Test Centers quickly reach max capacity during midterm and final exam weeks. 

Self-schedule your exam by using the link below: 

Click Here to Schedule an Exam for a DOE Course 

CEF Test Center

Continuing Education Facility (CEF) Test Center
30 S Dubuque St, Iowa City

  • Room CEF 234 is our main test center which seats 67 students.
  • Room CEF 201 is our auxiliary test center which seats 48 students.
  • Rooms CEF 205 and CEF 209 are for reduced distraction accommodations and seat 14 students. 



Communication Center Test Center

Communication Center (CC) Test Center
116 S Madison St, Iowa City

  • Check-in is in room CC 114. 
  • Testing will be held in rooms CC 102 and CC 108.
  • All 60 seats at CC are considered reduced distraction.


Proctors typically available:

9:30am - 4:00pm Monday to Friday; with some additional evening hours available

  • Extended proctoring hours available during Midterms and Finals each semester.
  • Limited proctoring hours available when classes are not in session.
  • No proctoring available on designated University of Iowa holidays.
    • See calendar for dates of Midterms, Finals, breaks, and designated holidays.

NOTE: Hours listed above are subject to change. Please contact with any questions.

  1. Login to the DOE Exam Scheduler with your HawkID and password to schedule your exam.
    • Forgot your HawkID password? See HawkID Tools for instructions.
  2. Verify the exam information in the confirmation email you receive is correct.
  • Upon arrival, check in with the proctor and provide a valid photo id to receive your exam.
  • Only materials pre-approved by your instructor and listed on your exam cover sheet are allowed at the desk while you test.
    • You may use foam ear plugs to avoid auditory disturbances. If you do not have your own foam ear plugs the proctor can provide them to you upon request.
  • Phones must be turned off and stored with your personal belongings.
  • No food or drink is allowed at the desks.
    • Store any food & drinks with your belongings, where you may access it if needed.
  • No guests are allowed in the testing room.
  • The Test Center is not responsible for personal items stored during the exam.

All activities in the Test Center are monitored and recorded. Use of the Test Center constitutes consent to video and audio monitoring.

Any suspicious behavior will be documented and reported to your instructor. Examples of suspicious behavior include but are not limited to:

  • speaking or communicating to other students in any way
  • looking at someone else's exam
  • looking at notes, books or other materials not specifically allowed
  • using electronic devices not specifically allowed