Post-Secondary Institutions – External Testing Services

The Test Centre provides invigilation for individual written and web-based exams for students who attend accredited learning institutions other than Durham College (DC). All testing is done on site in-person at either the Oshawa or Whitby Campus. Our open sessions are available to students at other colleges, universities, institutes and trade associations.  Open sessions can host tests or exams up to 3 hours in duration. If a test or exam has a duration exceeding that limit, students should contact the appropriate Test Centre office for further information.

Students from an institution other than DC should:

  • Allow 20 business days between their booking request and exam date to allow their institution to send the test or exam to DC’s Test Centre
  • Contact their institution to ensure the exam or test is sent to DC’s Test Centre prior to signing up. The DC Test Centre cannot solicit tests or exams on behalf of external students.
  • Contact if uncertain about our processes or session availability.

Oshawa Post-Secondary External Whitby Post-Secondary External
Failure to provide at least 20 days between a booking request and exam date may result in the levying of a $25 rescheduling fee.  All fees are non-refundable.


In response to the challenges facing applicants wanting to obtain English language assessment equivalency as a result of COVID-19, Durham College is temporarily accepting the Duolingo English Test (DET) for open programs only. The DET does not require applicants to visit a test centre and can be completed entirely online.

Please visit and their FAQ page for more information. Duolingo ( can also be contacted directly for support.

Applicants are responsible for requesting test scores be sent to Durham College Admissions( Certified test results will be available within 48 hours of the test session.  To see which scores are accepted for admission, please visit the English Language Proficiency Requirement webpage.


Fees for testing services are listed in the table below.  Fees must be paid at the time of booking.  Organizations paying fees on behalf of others may be invoiced. Courier fees are only incurred at the request of the student or institution/association.  Fees for services are subject to change and all fees are non-refundable.


Standard Exam fee $70 plus HST
Apprenticeship Exemption (AET) Testing Fee $150 plus HST
Rescheduling fee $25 plus HST per test and per date