Welcome to NCTA!

The National College Testing Association (NCTA) is a non-profit organization of testing professionals working in post-secondary institutions, in companies with test-related products and services, and in other professional testing venues. NCTA was organized in 2000.

The NCTA's Mission
  • Enhance professional testing practices
  • Offer opportunities for professional development
  • Encourage professional support activities
  • Advance collaborative efforts among testing professionals, testing companies, and other policy-making agencies

The National College Testing Association is pleased to announce that the 2020 Annual Conference Call for Proposals is NOW OPEN. Presenting at the NCTA Annual Conference provides an opportunity to build your professional network and experience lifelong learning. Presenting a content-rich session individually or as part of a team is a wonderful way to share knowledge, ideas, and experiences. The conference program will showcase best practices, lessons learned, and solutions to testing-related issues within various program tracks. >>More>>

The Awards and Recognition Committee is accepting nominations for the NCTA Awards for ....

  • Lifetime Achievement Award 
  • Service and Leadership Award 
  • New Professional Award
  • Outstanding Program/Innovation Award

More info and applications >>>


Consortium of College Testing Centers (CCTC)

NCTA supports distance learning by providing this free web-based referral service. The CCTC web page contains a listing of testing centers across the country and abroad that are willing to provide proctoring services to students away from their campuses.

CCTC Participant


NCTA Standards

NCTA has established standards and guidelines for testing centers and testing personnel. A list of test administrators who have endorsed these standards may be found on this website.