Assessment Center

Depending upon space availability, walk-in non-appointment testing is available on Monday and Wednesday of each week at 8:00 am and 1:00 pm.

For more certain test dates and times Monday through Friday, please contact a Career Advisor in Admissions at (352) 589-2250, Ext. 1819 to schedule an appointment.

The Assessment Center is located at the Lake Technical College main campus in Eustis.

If you are going to enroll in an Adult Education/English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) class OR a Career Technical Education (CTE) program that is 450 hours or more, with the exception of Law Enforcement Officer and Correctional Officer applicants, you will complete standardized basic skills testing (TABE/GOALS or eCASAS) prior to enrollment. You must complete the Lake Technical College online application prior to testing: APPLY NOW

Basic Skills Test Exemption (i.e.: TABE/GOALS): If you earned a standard State of Florida public high school diploma in 2007 or later, OR have a documented accredited A.A.S. degree or above you may qualify for an exemption.  If you have taken and passed the 2014 GED® subject area exam(s) prior to the start of class, you may also be exempt from this testing requirement. A career advisor in admissions will review your official transcripts to determine if you qualify. Please do this prior to testing. Note that some high school diploma types will not qualify for exemption. Speak with a career advisor in admissions if you have questions.

Please allow 30 minutes for check-in for all tests prior to the actual appointment time. Testing fees are paid in the Business Office OR online using “Quick Pay” All fees are non-refundable and tests paid for must be taken within 30 days. Rules regarding fees also depend upon what testing you are pursuing (e.g., Pearson VUE tests, etc.). All fees are subject to change without notice. The Business Office hours are Monday, 8am-6pm, Tuesday-Thursday, 8am-4pm, and Friday, 8am-11:30am. Summer hours are different with offices being usually open only Monday through Thursday. Career Advisors in the admissions office are available to discuss test scores during the same business hours.



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Testing appointments may be available on other days for various tests. 
Contact a Career Advisor in Admissions to schedule an appointment.


Monday, July 3-4, 2023
Monday, September 4, 2023
Thursday-Friday, November 23-24, 2023
Monday-Friday, December 25-29, 2023
Monday, January 1, 2024
Monday, January 15, 2024
Monday, February 19, 2024
Monday-Friday, March 11-15, 2024
Monday, May 27, 2024

Testing Accommodations: Testing accommodations and services are available to students with documented disabilities.  If you have any special needs, please arrange an appointment a week in advance to meet with the Lake Tech Special Populations Coordinator. Once proper documentation is on file, you will meet with this Lake Tech representative to discuss your 504-accommodation plan. A testing appointment may be needed to meet your needs.

ASE Tests:  Candidates for the ASE test register and pay through the ASE website,  (leaving Lake or by calling Prometric at 1.877.346.9327. Once registered, please call Lake Tech to schedule your testing appointment. Give your ASE ID (given at the time you register and pay) to the scheduler and your appointment will be verified by the assessment center. You will receive an email from Prometric also verifying your appointment. ASE tests are offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays by appointment only.

NATE Tests: NATE certification tests represent real working knowledge of HVAC/R systems and are designed to allow you to be certified in specific knowledge areas. You can earn installation, service or senior certification in one or more specialty areas. For a complete list of tests and to create a MyNATE account, visit (leaving Lake NATE tests are offered at various times by appointment only. Please call Lake Tech to schedule your test.

Certiport Tests: Certiport provides complete career-oriented certification solutions for business and IT professionals. Individuals must purchase a test voucher from (leaving Lake For a complete list of tests, please visit their website. Test proctor fee of $15 applies and will be paid directly to Lake Tech on the day of the test. Certiport tests are offered by appointment only. Please call Lake Tech to schedule the appointment.

Lake Tech is an authorized testing center for the following:

  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
  • Certiport
  • Florida Work Ready
  • North American Technicians Excellence (NATE)
  • Pearson VUE