PNSY Apprenticeship Testing

York County Community College is pleased to offer placement testing for all prospective applicants to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Apprenticeship Program. To be considered eligible for an apprenticeship position at PNSY, all applicants are required to take an Accuplacer exam with YCCC in Wells, ME, or Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth, NH.

All applicants are required to submit their Accuplacer scores with the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard once testing is completed. For more information, please refer to the application instructions on USA Jobs, which will be posted in May 2021.
Applicants can fill out our registration form to choose a test date for a remote test of the Accuplacer – please CLICK HERE and be sure to complete the form in its entirety. You may schedule ONLY one date, so be sure you will be attending the exam on the day/time you choose. If you need to schedule an additional exam, you will need to do so by emailing

Tests have a 2 hours limit and will be by appointment only – the date and time that you register for, will be your test time. Upon registration, you will receive a voucher code and login details for your test session. Please be advised due to the volume of applicants, testing will be done in the order in which applicants apply. There is a limited number of testers allowed for each testing session.

Please have a valid photo ID ready to show the proctor on the date of your test. All testers need access to a computer, internet, and a webcam – which is required for testing. All applicants will be tested on Reading Comprehension; Arithmetic; and Quantitative Reasoning/Statistics/Algebra. Free Accuplacer practice materials can be found HERE.

York County Community College offers placement testing for the PNSY Apprenticeship Program in partnership with Great Bay Community College. You can access their website – by clicking HERE.

Computer system requirements for testing from home: – using the option to join with video
If you do not have access to a computer/laptop that meets the requirements, check back here for on-campus testing dates in the future.

Photo Credit: U.S. Navy