Test Center Certification (TCC)

Part of NCTA's mission is "the promotion of professionalism and quality in the administration of testing services and programs." By encouraging self-evaluation and adherence to our professional standards, test center certification is designed to assist test centers in improving their testing processes and their service delivery to examinees. The opportunity to participate in the test center certification process is restricted to NCTA collegiate members. Feel free to review our NCTA Professional Standards for Use in the Certification Process.

Why Become Certified?

  • Recognition for your test center and for your institution on a local and national scale.
  • Acknowledgment of adherence to best practices in the testing industry.
  • Additional validity for your test center to prospective distance learning students, vendors, and other organizations.
  • The ability to share the certification experience with your state testing association or other affinity groups.
  • Increased access to useful testing ideas, documentation, and procedures throughout the certification process.
  • A handsome plaque you can proudly display at your test center to signify your accomplishment.
  • Test Center Certification shows outside testing entities that a test center operates under the highest accepted standards and procedures for all types of testing. These groups, therefore, are assured that their testing needs are fully met.

Current Certified Centers

More than 200 Centers across the United States and Canada have been certified since 2010. All of them can be found on the list of certified centers.