A Prometric Testing Center is now
available in Southwest Louisiana through the Office of Testing Services at
McNeese State University. The center - located in Suite 210C in the Burton
Business Center – is open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday by
Testing Services now offers academic and professional licensure and
certification exams through Prometric Testing, according to Andrea Burton, McNeese’s testing
officer. Prometric, a wholly owned,
independently operated subsidiary of Educational Testing Service, pioneered
large-scale computer-based testing and assessment more than 20 years ago.
"Whether by starting a new career,
further developing skills to improve on an existing one, adding to current
qualifications for a promotion, taking school entrance exams or simply for
professional development, people taking tests want a secure and accessible environment
and our collaboration with Prometric provides this,” says Burton.
"Since we opened the center a
couple of months ago, more than 200 people have traveled to our campus for
testing, with the majority traveling from Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Houston to
take tests,” she adds. "The Praxis exam - a series of tests used for teacher
certification in Louisiana - has been one of the more popular tests.”
Among the hundreds of exams offered
are the CPA exam, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority exam, Louisiana Insurance and Louisiana
Construction exams, the American Petroleum Institute exam as well as the GRE and
Burton said all Prometric exams
must be scheduled through Prometric at www.prometric.com.
A more extensive list of exams, registration and fee information and FAQ is
available at thePrometric
McNeese’s Academic Testing Center
also offers testing for ACT, GMAT, CLEP, LSAT, GRE, Praxis, TOEFL as well as
GED information, exam proctoring and classroom testing for makeup tests. Hours
for the academic testing center are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday by
more information about the Prometric Center or McNeese’s testing services, call
475-5181 or go to www.mcneese.edu/testing.