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Western Technical College is an authorized Pearson VUE Testing Center, providing certification and professional licensure examinations for both students and the public. Main hours of operation are Monday–Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please contact a test administrator at (915) 566-9621.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Pearson VUE?
Pearson VUE is the global leader in computer-based testing for IT, academic, government and professional programs. Pearson VUE manages the world’s largest, most secure test center network, comprised of over 5,000 centers in more than 175 countries. Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson, the international education company whose businesses include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.

Which IT companies does Pearson VUE provide computer-based tests for?
Pearson VUE delivers industry-recognized computer-based tests on behalf of some of the world’s leading IT companies. A complete list can be found here.

Are computer-based exams considered more credible than pencil and paper-based exams?
In addition to being more secure, computer-based testing is considered the most efficient and effective way to test.

What if my PC crashes during the exam or there’s a power outage?
Pearson VUE’s test delivery software will save your responses every 30 seconds, so if there’s a power outage, your answers can be retrieved.

How does Pearson VUE ensure test centers are secure and distraction-free?
Pearson VUE test centers are proctored environments. The admission process is designed to prevent proxy testing: IDs are checked, and electronic photos and signatures are captured. Unlike traditional testing environments, Pearson VUE centers are designed to be distraction-free with ample space between candidates.

Can computer-based IT exams only be taken certain times of the year?
Most exams can be sat on-demand, allowing you to test throughout the year at a date and location that works best for you.

How long will it take to find out my results?
You’ll likely receive your results instantly!

How does Pearson VUE accommodate disabled candidates?
Each Pearson VUE test center complies with disability-related legislation. Most centers are equipped with separate rooms and offer facilities such as height-adjustable desks.