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DU Competency Testing

Competency Testing

Davenport University Competency Exams have been created by Davenport faculty to award college credit for specific courses at Davenport.  Most educational institutions do not accept DU Competency exam credits when students transfer. 

  • Available to only Davenport students
  • May be taken only once
  • May not be taken if student has previously received a failing grade in the course

DU Course Credit awarded for Competency Exams

Testing Sites:

All Davenport campuses.


Check the DU Testing Hours at our campuses to select your time.

Online Appointment Request


DU Competency tests require a payment of $100. 


DU Course Name Test Name Length of Test Length of Appointment
BIOL 120 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology 2 hours 2 1/2 hours
BIOL 131 Human Disease 1 1/2 hours 2 hours
ENGL 110 Advanced English Composition 4 hours 4 1/2 hours
HLTH 110 Medical Terminology 1 1/2 hours 2 hours
HLTH 220 Pharmacology 2 hours 2 1/2 hours

Appointments will always be scheduled for the full appointment time and must be scheduled within testing hours.

Retake Rule:

Competency Exams may be taken only one time.

ID on day of Testing:

Candidate must bring one form of picture identification such as a passport, a state-issued driver’s license, state-issued ID card, a student ID, or an employee ID.   Candidates will not be tested if they fail to present appropriate ID.

Testing Center Policies and Procedures:

Personal Items – Personal items will not be accessible to candidates during their testing session.

Prohibited Items – All personal items including cellular phones, computers and other/any electronic devices, bags, purses, wallets, coats, hats (all non-religious), briefcases, watches, books, notes and all other personal possessions. These items may be left in a car or placed in a secure area designated by DU staff.   Cell phones are strictly prohibited.  No Exceptions.

Score Results:

Test results are sent to the DU student’s advisor 2-4 weeks after the test date.

ADA Accommodations:

For more information, please go to the DU Disability Services Web site.

Study Resources:

It is suggested that students check the test descriptions and/or current textbooks from the subject areas.