Testing Center Earns National Recognition

Janelle Carlson and Jenny Schuhwerck

Janelle Carlson and Jenny Schuhwerck achieve NCTA Test Center certification

Janelle Carlson and Jenny Schuhwerck, coordinators of the Inver Hills Community College Testing Center, have been recognized for obtaining National College Testing Association (NCTA) Test Center certification. The criteria for NCTA test center certification is extremely rigorous, requiring countless hours of work and hundreds of pages of best practices and policies documentation over the course of several years.

Scott Klaehn, registrar, and Angela Gallant, mathematics faculty, served as the college’s final onsite reviewers, contributing substantially to the lifetime professional achievement.

“I wanted to congratulate you again for earning the status of being a certified test center,” said Sherry Machacek, NCTA TCCC site visit and certification coordinator. “A great a deal of work took place for this significant accomplishment.”

The following media release was issued by the National College Testing Association (NCTA).

Inver Hills Community College Testing Center Earns National Recognition!

With millions of educational, certification, and licensure tests administered around the world every year, the need for secure testing environments and trained testing staff has never been greater. One local test center has set the bar high for other post-secondary test centers and achieved national status as a leader in excellent testing practices.

Inver Grove Heights, MN

The Inver Hills Community College Testing Center was awarded Test Center Certification by the National College Testing Association (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.

The Inver Hills Community College Testing Center is one amongst a growing number of test centers in the United States and around the world to have completed this intensive certification process. This certification will be in place for five years and can be renewed by demonstrating continued compliance to national standards.

Congratulations are extended to Janelle Carlson and the entire staff at the Inver Hills Community College Testing Center for maintaining high test administration standards and for providing excellent service to a wide variety of students and community members in the performance of their duties.

The National College Testing Association, a nonprofit 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 more than 650 colleges and universities as well as 50 test companies and organizations offering test-related products and services.


Learn more about the Testing Center at Inver Hills by contacting:

Testing Center
College Center, Room 290
Inver Hills Community College

1 Comment

  • Congratulations to all of you, Janelle, Jenny and Scott. What great recognition of your hard work. I am so proud of you!


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