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University to open official Prometric Testing Center

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

The University of Maine at Presque Isle announced Friday that the campus will soon open a Prometric Testing Center, meaning University students and community members will no longer have to drive for hours to take important computer-based exams such as the GRE, Praxis, and MCAT.

The University has signed a contract with the leading global provider in testing services to open a 5-seat testing site, which will be located in South Hall. Work is underway now to renovate the space and outfit it with computer stations and other necessary testing equipment. Officials hope to host the official opening for the testing site in January.

"We are so pleased to be joining with Prometric to bring this important service to northern Maine," President Don Zillman said. "It will benefit not only our students who are required to take certain tests in order to become certified as teachers or to be admitted to graduate programs, but also the many community members who currently have to drive long distances to take important computer-based academic and licensure exams."

Right now, the closest Prometric testing centers are in Bangor and Portland. Once complete, UMPI's Prometric Testing Center will offer tests, examinations, continuing education, practical exams, and assessments on a scheduled basis.

Prometric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS, is the recognized global leader in technology-enabled testing and assessment services and the winner of CLO Magazine's Learning in Practice 2007 Customer Service Award. Its comprehensive suite of services, including test development, test delivery and data management capabilities, allows clients to develop and launch global testing programs as well as accurately measure program results and data. Prometric reliably delivers and administers more than nine million tests a year on behalf of 450 clients in the academic, professional, healthcare, government, corporate and information technology markets. It delivers tests flexibly via the Web or by utilizing a robust network of more than 10,000 test centers in 163 countries. For more information, please visit www.prometric.com.

For more information on testing services that will be offered at the site, call 768-9589. Please note that you cannot schedule test times yet.