After employees have been properly trained, a proficiency assessment is the ideal tool to measure competencies and help them acquire certifications. Certifications are quickly becoming a requirement for those entering the workforce. A certification shows an employer that you have the knowledge and skills required to perform a job successfully. Certifications are also a way to demonstrate and separate your qualifications from, and above, other job candidates. To meet this demand, Atlanta Technical College provides a professional testing and certification center for students, businesses and members of the community.
Many of the common exams are administered by the Atlanta Technical College Professional Assessment and Certification Center, located in the new library complex on the main campus of Atlanta Technical College. Companies can now send current and potential employees to the Center to be tested in this secure, monitored environment. Common assessments offered through the center are listed below. Companies and individuals who wish to inquire about specific exams not shown here should contact The Professional Assessment and Certification Center, at 404.225.4681 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PAC Center currently provides assessment services through the following vendors:
- ACT® (American College Testing)
- WorkKeys Assessment
- ATI Testing
- ATI TEAS Exam
- Georgia Department of Agriculture
- Employee Registration Exam
- Commercial Applicator Exam
- Certification Exam
- Elsevier Science
- HESI-A2 Exam
- Exemplar Global
- Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Exams
- ISO Quality Testing
- Pearson Vue
- Official GED Test
- IT Certification Exams
- P.O.S.T.Entrance Exam
- Correctional Officer Testing
- Probation Officer Testing
- Law Enforcement applicants
- eLearning and Proctor Services
- Distance Learning Proctoring
American College Testing (ACT)
The Professional Assessment and Certification Center currently offers one computer-based exam through ACT.
WorkKeys or NCRC (National Career Readiness Certificate) formerly referred to as Georgia Work Ready, measures real world skills that employers believe are critical to job success. Test questions are based on situation in the everyday work world. This is a portable credential that demonstrates achievement and a certain level of workplace employ-ability skills in three core areas: Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information. Upon passing the assessment, individuals will receive a National Career Readiness Certificate.
For more information regarding WorkKeys, visit act.org/products/workforce-act-national-career-readiness-certificate/
Purchase a practice test: act.org/workkeys/practice/
Register to take the WorkKeys Assessment: registerblast.com/atlantatech/exam
ATI Testing (ATI TEAS Exam)
TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) is a multiple-choice assessment of basic academic knowledge in reading, mathematics, science and English and language usage. Colleges use this assessment to determine readiness for an allied health program and to ensure one will be successful in the career area. The objectives assessed on the ATI TEAS exam are those which allied health educators deemed most appropriate and relevant to measure entry level skills and abilities of allied health students. To learn more or register to take the ATI TEAS exam, visit atitesting.com
The PAC Center is a test site for Comira, a full service testing company for licensure, certification, assessment and educational testing programs. For a list of the various professional exams provided through Comira, visit comiratesting.com
Elsevier Science (HESI)
The HESI-A2 exam is a computer-based exam that is normally required of applicants who are entering Allied Health programs. There are several components of this exam which usually include these: Anatomy / Physiology, grammar, math, and reading comprehension. For additional information and to register for the HESI-A2 Exam, visit registerblast.com/atlantatech/exam
Georgia Department of Agriculture
The Georgia Department of Agriculture in cooperation with the Technical Colleges System of Georgia has implemented computerized administration of the Structural Pest Control Examinations.Interested persons may go online at gapestexam.com and schedule to take this exam at the Professional Assessment Center in the following areas:
- Employee Registration Examination
- Certification Examination
- Commercial Examination
Exemplar Global Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Exams
iNarte administers all FCC commercial license exams to include the General Radiotelephone Operator License (GROL) and the Marine Radio Operator Permit (MROP). To find out which exam you will need and to obtain study materials, you may call iNARTE at 1 800 89-NARTE or visit them at narte.org
ISO-Quality Testing, Inc.
The PAC Center is a test site for ISO Quality Testing, Inc. ISO is full-service testing company serving the needs of licensing boards and credentialing agencies with a wide range of test development and administration services. Registration and additional information regarding the exams offered are available at isoqualitytesting.com.
Kryterion is a full-service test development and delivery company providing computer-based exams for a variety of professions and certifications.For a list of all the exams and services available through Kryterion to customers, visit them at kryteriononline.com/
P.O.S.T. Entrance Exam
The P.O.S.T. Council adopted the ASSET and/or COMPASS exam as the official POST Entrance Exam for law enforcement candidates. Interested customers may contact the PAC Center to arrange to take the computer version, the COMPASS exam. Immediate results are available to customers. For more information regarding the COMPASS exam, visit act.org/compass/, click on appropriate exam (Math, Reading, Writing Skills, Writing Essay and/or English as a Second Language) for test taking tips and sample test questions.
eLearning and Proctor Services
Individuals, who are required to take a proctored exam at an approved location, may contact the PAC Center for this service.We provide testing in a professional setting, with trained and certified staff as well as state-of-the art computers and equipment.
OTHERS Look for additional exams and services to be added to our offerings soon.