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Bill J. Priest Testing Center

The Bill Priest Institute Testing Center offers professional testing services for the community on-site and at approved off-site locations. For a nominal fee, our professional testing staff administers monitors and mails exams to appropriate scoring facilities for individuals, groups or companies. Testing staff follow strict national and state guidelines for testing, while maintaining a professional, relaxed testing environment.

The Testing Center offerings complement the other programs and services provided by the Bill Priest Institute, many of which require assessment of readiness or entry-level ability for training programs.

Funding agency guidelines also often require a measure of baseline performance as a means of determining student progress. The Testing Center employs a variety of tools to access this information.

Choose from these options or scroll down to learn more about Bill Priest Institute testing services:

Performance Testing

The Testing Center provides performance testing services that include: correspondence testing, credit by exam, General Equivalency Diploma (GED), DANTES, CLEP, various national certifications, and licensing and board exams for professional groups.

Contract Testing

Several national organizations use our professional testing facilities and staff to administer their exams. On an annual basis, we offer the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) and Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE). We offer Automotive Service Exam (ASE). We also conduct large and small group testing on demand.

ACT Center

The Bill Priest Institute is the exclusive ACT Center in the Dallas area. This evolving nationwide network uses the latest technologies to deliver testing and training services for individuals, educational institutions, businesses, and other organizations. Current and future ACT Center services include: computer-delivered certification and licensure tests for trades and professions; continuing education courses in a broad array of disciplines; and distance learning.

GED Testing

The Testing Center is certified to administer GED exams. The five tests that are offered include: language arts/writing, language arts/reading, social studies, science and math. Total testing time for all five exams is just over seven hours. Tests are spread over two days, allowing candidates an opportunity to structure test-taking times around work and other personal responsibilities. The cost for the first five exams is $80. Re-tests are $15 per exam.

Make an Appointment To Take An Exam

To schedule an exam, you must make an appointment.

GED exams are offered Wednesdays and Thursdays twice a month (except holidays), beginning at 8:00 a.m. Pre-registration, which is required for all GED exams, must be completed in person at the Testing Center on non-test days.

DANTES and CLEP tests are offered weekly.

Days and times of exams are subject to change.

Call 214-860-5792 today for more information or to make an appointment!

Late arrivals for any scheduled testing will not be admitted.
ALL testing by appointment and pre-registration only!

Program Spotlight

WELDING NEWS The Bill J. Priest (BJP) Workforce Training Department is very proud to announce that they have earned the prestigious designation of an Accredited Testing Facility (ATF) through the American Welding Society (AWS). This will allow BJP the ability to offer Welding certifications to students as well as meet the certification needs of business and industries that are served by the Institution.

Until now, San Antonio and McAllen have been the only other areas to offer this service, leaving North Texas industry traveling long distances to gain certifications.

Byron Zarrabi, the director of Welding, states, “This is an important and exciting accomplishment for the Welding program, Bill J. Priest, the Dallas County Community College District, and local industries. Bill J. Priest is also proud to announce that they have a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), Pooya Koohbanani, on staff with plans for having all instructors obtain CWI certification.”

Learn more:
Fundamentals of Welding
Fabrication Welding