Testing Center

Located on the second floor (east) of Scianna Hall, the College of Business and Economic Development Testing Center can accommodate over 80 students. The Center provides ample space for online testing for students, and the increased number of seats helps to streamline the busiest times of the semester, such as mid-term and finals week.

NOTE: The College of Business and Economic Development Testing Center IS NOT THE SAME as the University Testing Center. We do not administer any of the National Exams. i.e. the PRAXIS, GRE, TOEFL, GMAT, etc. Please call the University Testing Center at 601.266.6123 for these exams.  GED exams are given at local Community Colleges.

The College of Business and Economic Development Testing Center also provides Certiport Certification, which allows students, faculty, staff, and members of the community to earn professional certification in business software. Certiport offers certification in software programs such as Microsoft Office, MTA, IC3, Adobe, and QuickBooks.


(Testing Center is not open during observed University holidays and closures.) 

Spring 2019 Weekly Hours

Monday: 9am - 5pm

Tuesday: 9am - 5pm

Wednesday: 9am - 5pm

Thursday: 9am - 8pm

Friday: CLOSED

Spring 2019 Exam Week

Monday May 6: 8am - 6pm

Tuesday May 7: 8am - 6pm

Wednesday May 8: 8am - 6pm

Thursday May 9: 8am - 8pm


No appointment is necessary for this Testing Center but you must have your student ID with you. Please show up with enough time to take your exam before the center closes. You will not be permitted to start your exam if the center is close to time of closing. The exams will be administered online through Canvas. 

Not all course exams may be available even though the Testing Center is open. ALWAYS consult your course syllabus for specific information on your exam, and/or contact the professor of the course for which you are taking an exam in the Testing Services Center.

NOTE: If you are unable to take your exams on the Hattiesburg campus on the scheduled days, you MUST obtain a proctor. A proctor is someone you find to administer the test to you. There are deadlines for scheduling a proctored exam, so it is advisable to do all required procedures as soon as possible.If you need to obtain a proctor or have any questions about proctoring, contact The Office of Online Learning. Instructors DO NOT handle any aspect of the proctoring process and CAN NOT answer your questions. 

The College of Business and Economic Development Testing Center offers proctored exams for College of Business and Economic Development courses only. For all non-business courses, students must contact The Office of Online Learning for proctoring information. 


All students are expected to follow all University Academic Integrity Policies.  Failure to adhere to stated policies may result in students receiving a failing grade for that exam, the entire course, and he or she may be dismissed from his or her currently declared major and/or major department.  In addition, eligible students may be disqualified from graduating with academic honors, including Latin Honors.

Academic integrity violations have serious implications, including following the student on his or her official academic record at Southern Miss, and potentially on the official transcript.

For more information regarding the Testing Center, contact Mr. Browning at patrick.browning@usm.edu.