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The Association of Test Publishers (“ATP”) and the National College Testing Association (“NCTA”) Announce  Partnership to Jointly Develop a Set of Industry Standards for the Online Proctoring of Computer-based Tests

The Association of Test Publishers (“ATP”) and the National College Testing Association (“NCTA”) are very excited to announce a partnership to jointly develop a set of industry standards for the online proctoring of computer-based tests.  As test delivery and administration in the education and credentialing industry have grown increasingly complex, in particular by the availability of innovative and fast-evolving new technologies, the need for a recognized industry standard for the online proctoring of high-stakes testing has never been more relevant. Read More >>>

Coastal Pines Technical College, Golden Isles Campus Achieves Test Center Certification

Congratulations to Coastal Pines Technical College, Golden Isles Campus, for achieving Test Center Certification from the National College Testing Association.  Test Center Certification indicates that a test center operates under the highest accepted standards and procedures for all types of testing.

Located in Brunswick, Georgia, Coastal Pines Technical College, Golden Isles Campus, is one of seven campuses in the Coastal Pines Technical College system.  The school was established on July 1, 2014 and is one of the schools in the Technical College System of Georgia.  The school offers associate's degree, certificate programs in allied health, business and computer, personal services, and technical and industrial technology.  Coastal Pines Technical College Golden Isles Campus is the first technical college in Georgia to become NCTA Test Center certified.


Registration is Now Open!

It is time to register for the 2018 NCTA conference to be held September 5 – 7 in Scottsdale Arizona at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch.  Click here to register.

Highlights include:

  • ¨      Keynote address by James Lang, author of Cheating Lessons
  • ¨      Sponsor Workshops
  • ¨      Two-day Exhibitor’s Fair
  • ¨      Resource Fair
  • ¨      Ambassador program
  • ¨      Business Meeting
  • ¨      Over 50 Breakout sessions

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NCTA ....

  • Promotes professionalism & quality

  • Enhances professional testing practices

  • Offers opportunities for professional development

  • Encourages professional support activities

  • Advances collaborative efforts among testing professionals, testing companies, and other policy-making agencies.

Consortium of College Testing Centers

The Consortium of College Testing Centers (CCTC) is a referral service provided by the National College Testing Association (NCTA) to facilitate distance learning. The purpose of the CCTC is to make test administration services available to students away from their campuses, particularly at educational institutions. It is a free service for students or others who are seeking a professional location at which to take an exam. All participating test centers must be NCTA members in good standing and are expected to adhere to the CCTC guidelines. In addition the testing center must subscribe to and indicate compliance with the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines. Listings are only available to operational testing centers and not to individuals or other groups who wish to serve as proctors.  Read More >>


NCTA Services

Professional Standards
NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines 

NCTA has established standards and guidelines for testing centers and testing personnel. A list of test administrators who have endorsed these standards may be found on this website.

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NCTA Test Center Certification

NCTA Test Center Certification

Test Center Certification is the process whereby a testing center undergoes a significant self-assessment to show that it meets the criteria to be identified by NCTA as a certified test center.

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NCTA Consortium of College Testing Centers (CCTC)
CCTC Participant

NCTA supports distance learning by providing this free web-based referral service. The CCTC web page contains a listing of testing centers across the country and abroad that are willing to provide proctoring services to students away from their campuses.

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