Baker College-Flint extends agreement to administer pro certification exams, GED testing



FLINT TOWNSHIP – Baker College’s Flint campus has extended its agreement with Pearson VUE, the computer based testing business of Pearson, to administer and provide accessible and secure testing for professional certifications and licensures and the GED credential.

“Providing the administration and a top-notch testing facility for area residents and businesses to become more competitive in the workplace is in line with Baker College’s mission of providing quality higher education and training,” said Janie Stewart, Baker College of Flint vice president – career & corporate services. “Training is key to continued economic growth. The more highly trained and certified workers we have, the more competitive our businesses and the stronger our communities can become.”

This is the eighth year that the Flint campus has provided a Pearson VUE test facility. Last year, more than 1,500 tests were administered.

Stewart said that earning credentials and professional certifications help professionals stay abreast of new and emerging trends and can lead to career advancement. Other exams, like the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification, are required for entry into a profession or by employers. The teacher certification exam accounts for more than 20 percent of the exams currently administered at the Baker College facility.

Pearson VUE’s advanced system offers exams on behalf of hundreds of businesses, boards and organizations around the globe. Among the information technology firms offering certification testing are Cisco Systems, CompTIA, Linux Professional Institute, Oracle and VMware Inc.

A Baker College staff member receives annual training to renew their certification to administer all exams. The State of Michigan authorizes the Baker College Flint test center to provide GED testing.

The test center is open 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Appointments are scheduled through the Pearson VUE website, home.pearsonvue.com/ test-taker.aspx. Test results are quickly transmitted back, ensuring the candidate’s testing status is promptly updated.

For more information about Pearson VUE testing, contact Janie Stewart, Baker College of Flint vice president— career & corporate services, 810.766.4209 or janie.stewart@baker.edu.

The largest private college in Michigan, Baker College is a not-for-profit higher education institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Founded in 1911, Baker College grants doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees, as well as certificates in diverse academic fields including business, health sciences, engineering, information technology, education and human services. Baker College has on-ground campuses in Michigan and Pennsylvania, and offers online programs that can be completed 100 percent online without ever visiting a campus. In 2016, the Online Learning Consortium recognized Baker College Online with the OLC Quality Scorecard Exemplary Endorsement, the highest ranking for online higher education programs. For information, visit www.baker.edu or follow Baker College on Twitter, @bakercollege, or on Facebook, www.facebook.com/bakercollege.


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