MISSOULA – With millions of educational, certification and licensure tests administered in the United States every year, the need for secure testing environments and trained staff has never been greater. The University of Montana’s Testing Services office recently was awarded Test Center Certification by the National College Testing Association – becoming a leader in excellent testing practices and setting the bar high for other postsecondary testing sites.
The criteria to earn the certification are rigorous. They were developed by NCTA, based on its professional standards and guidelines, to guide postsecondary test centers in the delivery of quality testing programs.
UM Testing Services is one of the few test centers in the U.S. and Canada to have completed this intensive certification process. This certification will be in place for five years and can be renewed by demonstrating continued compliance to national standards.
For more information on the types of tests UM offers visit http://www.umt.edu/testing/.
NCTA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of professionalism and high quality service in the administration of testing programs. It offers certification to college and university test centers that demonstrate exemplary practices.