Professional Certification Testing Center

Northwest Florida State College is a now an Authorized Prometric Testing Center, providing students and the community official testing for various information technology (IT) certifications. The new Northwest Florida State College Professional Certification Test Center is located on the Niceville campus in the Advanced Technology and Design Department, Building B Room 111.

After a stringent qualification procedure, Prometric authorizes centers such as Northwest Florida State College to deliver IT certification exams. Prometric has the world's largest network of site-based testing facilities with 3,500 testing locations in 121 countries. Exams that are available through the new college test center include Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA, Oracle, Intel, Novell and Citrix and many other IT industry sponsors.

In addition to IT certification testing, the college provides IT instruction and training with coursework for both Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA), UNIX, LINUX, A+, Network +, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Certified Novell Administrator (CNA) and Certified Novell Engineer (CNE). All IT certification instruction is offered at the college's normal tuition rate per credit hour.

Individuals interesting in taking an IT exam at the Northwest Florida State College Professional Certification Test Center contact the test center at or 729-6499.

Prometric began in 1990 when the company developed a computerized examination for Novell, the first company to introduce information technology (IT) accreditation. Prometric is now the global leader in technology-enabled testing and assessment services for information technology certification, academic admissions, and professional licensure and certifications. Prometric also provides computer-based driver's licensing services and support, and corporate testing programs. In 2001, Prometric delivered more than six million exams around the world in more than 25 different languages through its authorized testing centers.