Simpson University Opens Prometric Testing Center

For Immediate Release


REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University has partnered with global testing and assessment company Prometric to open a testing center on campus.

The Prometric center, located on the third floor of the Owen Student Services Center at 2211 College View Drive, is the company’s first office in Redding. Open six days a week, it is staffed by Simpson University employees. Prometric is leasing the space from the university to operate its facility.

Prometric estimates that it administers an average of seven million exams per year for more than 300 organizations at 6,000 test centers in more than 180 countries. The Baltimore, Maryland-based company prioritizes technology-enabled testing, high security standards and personalized customer service.

“Our goal is to provide a professional testing environment for honest test-takers,” said Paul Forrester, senior vice president of operations and chief technology officer at Prometric. “Simpson University offers an ideal location to support the university students as well as those seeking additional certifications in the area. Simpson is centrally located and offers the professionalism, values and environment with whom we like to partner.”

The partnership made sense to Simpson University officials as they continue to utilize campus resources and facilities in ways that benefit North State residents. For several years, the university has opened its Science and Nursing Center to local hospitals which use Simpson’s high-tech nursing simulation labs for employee training.

“We are excited that Prometric has sought out Simpson University to be a partner in providing required national, state, industry-specific tests for Shasta County residents,” said Wally Quirk, the university’s acting chief operating officer.

About Simpson University
Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit

About Prometric
Prometric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS, is a trusted provider of market-leading technology-enabled test development and delivery solutions. Committed to a set of values that believes in getting the right test to the right location at the right time and to the right test taker, Prometric supports test takers worldwide who take more than seven million tests each year. Through innovation, workflow automation and standardization, Prometric delivers tests in more than 180 countries on behalf of more than 300 clients in the academic, financial, government, healthcare, professional association and corporate employer markets. For more information, please visit




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