Tulsa Community College Testing Centers Earn National Certification

September 18, 2018

The TCC Testing Centers were recently awarded Test Center certification by the National College Testing Association (NCTA). All four campus testing centers are now officially certified through the NCTA.

Criteria for certification are rigorous and are based on the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines, which were developed to guide post-secondary test centers in the delivery of quality testing programs.

“For the past year, Testing Services has worked hard toward certification of our testing centers through the NCTA,” says José Dela Cruz, TCC dean of student affairs. “Through a rigorous and lengthy self-evaluation process and adherence to NCTA’s professional standards, test center certification is designed to assist test centers in improving their testing processes and their service delivery.”

The attainment of this national certification supports TCC’s ongoing effort to improve testing processes and service delivery to students as a part of our Strategic Plan Goal 2 efforts.

TCC’s testing centers are now among a growing number of test centers in the U.S. and Canada to have completed this intensive national certification process. This certification will be in place for five years and can be renewed by demonstrating continued compliance to national standards.

“National certification recognizes testing centers locally and nationally and is an acknowledgement that TCC’s testing centers adhere to best practices in the testing industry,” says Dela Cruz. “Moreover, test center certification demonstrates that TCC’s testing centers operate under the highest accepted standards and procedures for all types of testing.

Congratulations are extended to Tracy Ballinger, director of testing services, and the entire staff at the testing center for maintaining high test administration standards and for providing excellent service to a wide variety of students and community members.

“These are exciting times for Testing Services,” says Dela Cruz. “When you have a moment, please take the time to congratulate our testing team, as this was not an easy process.”

The National College Testing Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of professionalism and high quality service in the administration of testing programs, offers certification to college and university test centers that demonstrate exemplary practices. NCTA membership numbers more than 2,200 testing professionals from 650 colleges and universities as well as 50 test companies and organizations offering test-related products and services.

For more information about the testing services provided visit www.tulsacc.edu/testing-services.