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Pearson Vue Testing Centre

Dec 20, 2013

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DTI has recently joined the learning evolution and became a certified Pearson VUE Testing Centre. As of November 1, 2013, DTI is proud to be able to offer Computer Based General Education Development (GED®) exams at its Saskatoon location. The next GED® exam will be offered on January 13, 2014

According to the Government of Saskatchewan, almost nine out ten employment opportunities between 2013 and 2017 require at least a high school diploma. Thus, perhaps more than ever before, those without high school diploma may not be able to fully benefit from the province’s economic growth. DTI is thus making GED® credential more accessible to our clients.

GED® exams are now offered computer based, which is one of the most important advancements in providing greater access to what can be a life-changing exam for many. The primary goal of the Computer Based Testing (CBT) is to modernize the GED® exam distribution method, which will increase the access and opportunities for adults to pursue and attain the nationally
recognized GED® credential. CBT has several advantages including:

  • quicker turnaround time for results (unofficial results print immediately after exam is completed,except for the essay)
  • greater accessibility
  • scheduling flexibility
  • streamlined experience
  • highly secure test environment.

As a Pearson VUE® Authorized Test Center, DTI provides on-site, on-demand testing for GED at our convenient on-site testing centre in Saskatoon. DTI Saskatoon is currently offering GED® testing one day a month, with intentions of increasing the availability as needed. We will also be applying for a mobile site, which will allow us to offer GED® tests across the province. In the future, we also hope to offer other
exams as well, such as Accuplacer.

The GED® exam has online registration and scheduling, which is both a benefit for candidates and test centers. The candidates can schedule their test from the comfort of their home, by computer or telephone, while the testing center has less paperwork to deal with. This is a win, win. The cost for the exam is $35 which can be paid online, or vouchers can be purchased from DTI prior to exam registration. Clients have the option to write all five subject areas at once, or else pay $7 per subject they choose to write.

For clients who have completed certain areas of the exam previously, not to worry, your paper based exam marks, can be combined with your computer based exam marks beginning January 2014. If a client is unsuccessful on their first attempt, they must wait 14 days in order to rewrite.

DTI test center is open to the public and we look forward to serving the community’s GED® testing needs. The next GED® exam will be offered on January 13, 2014. The GED® exam is a joint venture between the American Council on Education and Pearson, the world’s largest education and testing company.

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