Assessment Center

Pearson VUE-Authorized Testing Center

As part of our mission to offer local access to educational and professional opportunities, the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) is proud to be an authorized testing center for Pearson VUE (CompTIA, VCLA, GED, etc.,). The Anthem Computer Lab in the 820 Bruce Street Building is our designated testing area, and it is available on Thursdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. If you are taking a Pearson VUE assessment at the SVHEC Assessment Center, please register for your assessment through and select the SVHEC as your preferred testing location. For more information or to schedule testing, contact Virginia Barksdale at , (434) 572-5568 or, toll-free, 1-800-283-0098 ext. 5568.

Need a Proctor for an Online Exam? 

The SVHEC Assessment Center offers exam proctoring for online classes. To request proctoring, complete the Proctoring Request Form linked below. Please note there is a $25 fee for each exam proctored. After receiving your information, an Assessment Center staff member will contact you to schedule a testing time and to arrange payment. We only accept in-person payments at this time.