The Spanish exam is used to determine course placement depending on the skill-level of the student. The exam does not give you credit for any Spanish course. Please note that all Spanish classes have the prerequisite of IRW 0980.


The Assessment Center has suspended all in-person testing at all campuses through May of 2020.

If you are interested in taking the Spanish Placement Exam during this time, please schedule here.

About the Spanish Exam

  • Completely free, but please remember to schedule an appointment prior to testing.
  • The exam is given at any CNM Assessment Center, except South Valley
  • Examines are allowed to test twice within a 12 month period
  • There is a 24 hour waiting period to retest
  • The exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions
  • There is a time limit of one hour
  • Test scores are good for 1 year


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