National certification, GED® testing

January 17, 2018 by Anonymous

If you want to get, keep or advance in a job that requires you to have national certification, check out the computerized testing opportunities available at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low and Holbrook locations.

The two NPC locations are certified testing sites for PearsonVue, administrators for the GED® test and one of the world’s largest providers of computerized certification testing. “We became a testing center when the GED® test was computerized in 2014,” notes Donna Krieser, who oversees the computerized testing services at NPC. “By partnering with PearsonVue, we can now offer exams for the Arizona Educators Proficiency Assessment, national Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) and technology certification exams for CompTIA, CISCO, Adobe, Microsoft and Apple. Just about every exam available through PearsonVue can be taken at the NPC testing sites. Testing services are for the benefit of our students and the local communities.” The national board certification test for those completing NPC’s Pharmacy Technician course can be taken locally.

Recently, the Show Low testing center has been enlarged to allow for testing from other national services. “We are now an authorized testing facility for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), for automotive technicians, service managers and parts specialists. The ASE exams are available on Mondays and Thursdays, after paying through the ASE website,” explains Krieser.

Starting in February, Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams in Word and Excel, at standard and expert levels, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook standard level, and will be available on Mondays and Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Show Low testing center. Each certification test is $50 for one attempt and must be paid in advance at any NPC campus/center office. For more details on these Office certifications, contact NPC Business instructor Tracy Chase, 532-6152.

For questions about NPC’s computerized testing services, contact Donna Krieser at 532-6142.