Assessment Center

The Assessment Center provides a welcoming, secure, quiet, proctored testing environment for students.


Phone: 505-224-3243


Beginning in July, students will begin using the Directed Self-Placement (DSP) tool to determine placement levels for non-math courses. The Accuplacer will continue to be available for courses requiring a math placement. For more information on placement tools, visit the Accuplacer page.

Limited, pre-scheduled, in-person testing is available at the Main, Montoya, Westside, Rio Rancho, and South Valley Campus Assessment Centers. Remote Accuplacer and other tests are available from home, Monday through Saturday. In order to test remotely, test takers will need a computer (desktop or laptop) with webcam and audio capabilities. If you do not have a computer or a webcam and would like to take the Accuplacer remotely, email us at

Hours of Operation

Main Campus Montoya Campus Westside Campus Rio Rancho Campus South Valley Campus
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Phone: (505) 224-3243
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: (505) 224-5761
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: (505) 224-5382
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: (505) 224-4912
Tuesday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(505) 224-3000

All offices will be closed on the following days:

  • Winter Break: December 19, 2023 - January 1, 2024
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend: January 13 - 15, 2024
  • Memorial Day Weekend: May 25 - 27, 2024
  • Juneteenth: June 19, 2024
  • Testing Requirements
  • CNM ID or government-issued photo ID
  • All personal belongings, including purses and cell phones, will be collected prior to entering the testing room. We encourage you to leave all your belongings at home or secure them in your vehicle.
  • Additional requirements may exist per exam

Schedule My Exam


All tests or assessments are available in person unless indicated otherwise.  

New Placement Tool

We have a new course placement tool called the Directed Self-Placement (DSP). The DSP can be taken from your cell phone or other online device and is an alternative to the Accuplacer reading test. Follow this link for more information and to take the DSP. Currently, math placement scores still require the math Accuplacer test.

Course Placement - Tests to get into the class(es) you want


Note: This assessment has a remote option.

The Accuplacer is for students who need to place into a course that is not listed below. Accommodated testing is available through Accessibility Services.

Directed Self-Placement (DSP)

Note: These assessments are taken remotely.

Placement Exams

Note: These assessments have a remote option.

Coordinated Program Entry - Tests to get into the program you want

Alternative Teacher Licensure Program

Health, Wellness, and Public Safety

Spanish Interpreter Certificate Program

High School Equivalency (HSE) and English as a Second Language (ESL)

High School Equivalency

English as a Second Language

Course and Credit for Prior Learning Exams - Tests for your current class(es) or to skip class(es)

CNM Library Test Preparation Database

To access the CNM Library Test Preparation Database, students must create an account on a CNM campus but can access it at home once the account is created. On the library page, select Exam Preparation under the choose a topic drop-down list.

Exam Fees and Payments

Proctoring Services

Proctoring services for external exams are available at the CNM Workforce Training Center. Call (505) 224-5204 or email for more information.