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September 04, 2014 : Ohio University Lancaster Testing Center Earns National Recognition
- Cheri Russo
Communications and Marketing Manager


Lancaster – The Testing Center at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus was recently awarded Test Center Certification by the National College Testing Association (NCTA).  The OUL Testing Center is one of the few test centers in the U.S. and Canada to have completed this intensive certification process.
“The achievement of this certification for the Ohio University Lancaster Testing Center holtk2demonstrates to our customers, both students and faculty, that our facility and our procedures for customer service, test security, confidentiality, and staff training meet very high nationally established standards,” said Testing Center Administrative Associate Kathy Holt.
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. With millions of educational, certification, and licensure tests administered in the U.S. every year, the need for secure testing environments and trained testing staff has never been greater.
“This achievement has been one of my main goals for the OU L Testing Center since becoming a member of NCTA,” said Holt. “I’m very proud we were able to attain this goal and offer this high quality service to our students and faculty.”
This certification will be in place for five years and can be renewed by demonstrating continued compliance to national standards.
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 2,000 testing professionals from 615 colleges and universities as well as 42 test companies and organizations offering test-related products and services.