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

NCTA Governing Council Elections Now Online!
As a member of NCTA, you have the opportunity to vote for Governing Council Members and Officers. Below, you will find information about the candidates for the current election cycle. To ensure the integrity of the elections, the system will keep track of your votes. However, this information will never be disclosed. Your votes will remain confidential.

Elections open Monday, July 27, and close at 11:59 pm EDT Monday, August 10.  There are two elections occurring simultaneously. Click here for candidate information and a link to vote.


NCTA Annual Conference Goes Virtual!
Due to the international pandemic, NCTA's 2020 Annual Conference will be a virtual experience.

Register Here!

The conference will take place August 25 through 28.  It will kick off Tuesday with sponsor workshops and the launch of our new  3D Exhibit Hall. Wednesday will follow with our Keynote Presenter Dr. Jason M. Stephens, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at The University of Auckland, New Zealand. You won't want to miss his presentation on cheating.

Member sessions will continue throughout the week. The Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday, followed by the Annual Business Meeting on Friday.

A detailed schedule will be posted soon. In the meantime, feel free to check out our list of this year's sponsors which is growing every day!  If you know of someone who may be interested in exhibiting/sponsoring this year's conference, please have them contact [email protected].



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.