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Important Testing Services Update

Test Delivery Information Pertaining to COVID-19 (Coronavirus):

Limited Testing Services available by appointment

Please email us at  if you have any questions or concerns.

Welcome to Online Chat!  Testing Center staff are available for quick, Testing Center related questions.  Testing Center staff will only provide general information, and will not share student's records.


Step 1: Click on "Knock on Door" on a staff member's card if you see a green light. Note: You can also log directly in to Cranium Café by visiting and entering your myHancock username and password.  This will give you access to chat with staff from other departments on campus.

Step 2: Click on "Enter meeting" 

Should you have any issues, please contact our office at 805-922-6966 ext. 3364 and we will be more than happy to assist you.

Please note: When using the chat feature, please use a PC or a laptop and Google Chrome or Firefox as your web browser, as the program is only compatible with the mentioned.  Students using other web browsers and other forms of technology may experience technical problems when trying to connect to online chat.


Testing Center Staff

Video chat with Testing Center Staff on Cranium Cafe

Testing Center Student Support

Video chat with Testing Center Student Support on Cranium Cafe

Welcome to the Testing Center

Located on the Santa Maria campus, the Testing Center handles GED and HiSET testing, California Educator Credentialing Assessments, and many other web-based tests and/or exams. One can also arrange test proctoring for distance learning courses taken through other colleges/universities or can arrange to take the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP); a proctoring fee of $35 is charged for each exam. AHC is a member of the Nation College Testing Association and adheres to NCTA Professional Standards and Guideline.  

To maximize the use of our space, different types of testing are offered on different days. Be sure to check the Test Center Hours below to verify that your desired type of testing will be available. Most tests are offered on a first-come, first served basis. Please ensure you leave yourself enough time to complete your test within the posted Testing Center hours.  

English and Math Placement

Students can not be denied entry into a transfer-level English or math classes. See more information on placement. California enacted Assembly Bill 705 (AB 705). All community colleges must maximize the chance that students will complete transfer-level math and English within one year, and transfer-level English as Second Language within three years.


It is the mission of Allan Hancock College Testing Center provides professional assessment services designed to enhance student learning, promote academic success, and support the diverse educational goals of all Allan Hancock College district students and its community. Our program is committed to providing all of our students, faculty, and community members with exceptional customer service while maintaining a learning environment which supports academic integrity and rigor.