External Exams

The Test Centre provides proctoring and invigilating for written and online exams for students or groups of students of accredited learning institutions other than Durham College (DC). Examples include colleges, universities, institutes, professional accreditation bodies and trade associations.


The exam writer is responsible for paying the fees listed in the table below. Exam fees must be paid at the time of booking. Courier fees are only incurred at the request of the student or institution/association. Organizations paying fees on behalf of exam writers may be invoiced. Prices subject to change.

Standard Exam fee $70 plus HST
HOAE – Durham College Applicant $50
HOAE – Non-Durham College Applicant $79.10
Admission Eligibility Communication Assessment $50
Rescheduling fee (as needed) $25 per test and per date
Courier fees (as needed) $12 per shipment
Cancelation Fee (if cancelled prior to test date) $25 per exam session

Booking a test

Review our Open Session Calendar and select a session by date and time. There should be 20 days between your booking request and the exam date to allow your institution to send your exam to the Test Centre, and to allow for the Test Centre to plan and meet all the exam delivery requirements.

Start your booking request with one of the following methods (shown in preferred order):

  • Test Centre Booking Request – online form
  • Email – testcentre@durhamcollege.ca – with your contact information and exam details.
  • In-person – During Reception hours, Gordon Willey Building, Room B291 or in Whitby room 181
  • By telephone – 905.721.2000 ext. 2557 (Oshawa), 4233 (Whitby)

Contact your institution and have them send your exam to the DC Test Centre. Ensure there are 20 days from your booking contact to the exam writing date. Failure to provide 20 days puts you at risk of incurring a $25 rescheduling fee. This step is the exam writer’s responsibility; the Test Centre is not authorized to solicit exams on behalf of exam writers.

When your exam arrives, the Test Centre will contact you to confirm the exam date, time, permitted aids, and ID requirements. Payment is due within 4 business days of session booking. The Test Centre accepts Visa or MasterCard payments by phone, debit card in person in advance.

Payment is due prior to writing. If payment has not been processed you may not be permitted to write your exam and will be required to pay a rescheduling fee to write on an alternative date.

Please note the Test Centre does not accept cash for payment at any time.


If you cancel your exam after the booking has been confirmed and the exam has been received, you will receive a refund of the payment amount less a $25 administration fee, and any courier fees or other disbursements incurred.

Cancelation requests must be received 24 hours prior to the booked session date to be eligible for refund.

If notice is received prior to the confirmed test date, a $25 rescheduling fee will be levied with each date change.