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NIC at Sandpoint

NIC at Sandpoint is our campus hub for students and constituents further north in the Idaho Panhandle and surrounding areas. We can help you get your NIC education closer to home while providing many of the same services available on main campus in Coeur d’Alene with a dedicated crew of Sandpoint-based faculty and staff.

  • Enrollment Services
  • Academic Advising
  • College Credit Classes
  • Test Proctoring
  • Workforce Training
  • Adult Education

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North Idaho College's dual credit program provides the opportunity for high school students to earn college credits at reduced rates while still satisfying high school graduation requirements. Local students can earn college credits by taking dual credit courses at their high school, at the NIC at Sandpoint campus or online.

For more information, contact NIC at Sandpoint at (208) 263-4594.

In collaboration with the Workforce Training Center, NIC at Sandpoint is pleased to offer Health Professions Courses in the Pine Street Annex building.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Start your career in health care as a Certified Nursing Assistant.  You will be prepared to enter the workforce as a health care professional and for the state exams required for placement on the Idaho Nurse Aide Registry.  This is an ideal program for pre-nursing and pre-med students, too.

Class components include online assignments, class skills practice and clinical experience at local healthcare facilities.  The course includes customized lab manual, professional guest speakers, Customer Service in Health Care Certification, CPR Certification and a comprehensive list of employers ready to hire. 

Visit the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) page for more information.

Assistance with Medication

Earn your state-recognized certificate that is required for any caregiver to assist with medications in an assisted living or in-home care setting. Learn essential skills to safely assist residents or clients with their medications. 

This certificate does not transfer to other states. 

Click here to register for this course.

For more information on these classes, or to express interest in bringing a specific course to Sandpoint, contact the Workforce Training Center.


NIC's Student Success Advisors are here to support you by partnering with you to develop a personalized and meaningful educational plan. Advisors will assist you in clarifying your academic goals, help you acquire relevant information and resources, and guide you in making intentional decisions consistent with your interests, goals and program requirements.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact NIC at Sandpoint at (208) 263-4594.

NIC at Sandpoint offers the same test proctoring services available through NIC’s Testing Center on main campus.

Visit the Testing Center for more information about English and math placements assessments.

Student Guidelines

Appointments are required for all testing at NIC at Sandpoint. Scheduling less than 12 hours in advance may not be possible; walk-in testing is not available. Students must check in with a photo ID for each test. Test start times are scheduled at the top of the hour, and testing can only take place during NIC at Sandpoint’s regular hours.

NIC at Sandpoint staff must follow your instructor's directions for procedures, dates and times. Your instructor must contact NIC at Sandpoint staff directly to approve any change in testing procedures, dates or times.

We are not responsible for the availability of the test at the time of your appointment. You and your instructor are responsible for having the exam and instructions available at NIC at Sandpoint.

NIC at Sandpoint will proctor exams for Idaho colleges and universities only.

Lockers are provided for all personal items, including but not limited to, cell phones, notebooks, bags, smart watches, etc.

Call NIC at Sandpoint at (208) 263- 4594 for availability and to schedule your appointment.

Faculty Guidelines

Email the paper test or password and the instructions to Please do not email individual staff members.

NIC at Sandpoint staff will:

  • Ensure all tests are kept in a secure place to protect the integrity of the tests
  • Always ask for a photo ID before the student is allowed to test
  • Provide a secure and quiet environment for the students
  • Monitor the testing room via security cameras
  • Follow the instructions as they are written by the instructor
  • Open the calculator and check for written material on the inside of the lid
  • Report all irregularities to the instructor
  • Ensure that the proctor is not related to the student

Additional Testing Center Guidelines are available at Student Guidelines and Faculty Guidelines.

NIC at Sandpoint is an official GED® test center.

Visit NIC’s Adult Education Center for more information about GED® testing. Schedule your GED® test online and take the test at NIC at Sandpoint.

Current and Prospective Student Services:

  • Enrollment Steps
  • Scan and email documents
  • 10 free prints or copies per day
  • Cardinal Card photo and delivery
  • Textbook ordering and delivery
  • Cardinal WiFi Access
  • Tutoring


  • Math Education Center
  • Molstead Lending Library
  • Writing Center
  • Computer Lab
  • Science Lab
  • Nursing Lab
  • Student study room
  • Universal work station

Available by Appointment: 

  • Counseling Services
  • Disability Support Services
  • Career Services
  • IT Help Desk
  • Veteran and Military Family Services


  • Monday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. to noon