PTC Home PTC Celeberates 25th Anniversary

News and Events

Latest News:

PTC HOLIDAY GREETING - 2016
December 2016

PTC wishes you health and happiness this Holiday Season and prosperity in the New Year.

Warm Wishes,
The Staff at Professional Testing Corporation

PTC CELEBRATES 33RD ANNIVERSARY
February 2016

PTC Celebrates 33rd Anniversary

This weekend, PTC celebrated its 33rd year in providing testing services to our clients. Though the testing industry has certainly changed and evolved through these 33 years, our commitment to providing the very best service to each of our clients has consistently been our top priority. Thank you to our staff for their hard work, diligence, and dedication to delivering high quality service to our clients. We thank all of our clients for their trust and loyalty to the PTC team. PTC is proud of our 33 years of success in the testing industry. Thank you for choosing PTC - Experience that passes the test!
PTC CELEBRATES CLIENT RELATIONSHIP MILESTONES
December 2015

PTC Celebrates Client Relationship Milestones

As this year comes to a close, PTC would like to recognize some very important milestones in our client relationships. These milestones are a testament of PTC's continued commitment and dedication to delivering quality services in support of our clients' goals.

PTC is very proud to celebrate 25-year relationships with ABRET and the Commission on Paraoptometric Certification (CPC) and 15-year relationships with the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Technologists (AAET), the American Institute of Constructors Constructor Certification Commission (AICCCC), and the Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC) and the National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists (NBPNS). "It is a true pleasure to hit these big milestones. We have enjoyed growing and adjusting our services to meet these clients' needs over the years. So much has changed with technology and in testing since we began working with these clients, but our unwavering commitment to providing professional customer service has remained the same. We very much appreciate their loyalty to PTC," said Vicki Gremelsbacker, President.

We thank all of our clients for their trust, dedication, and loyalty to the PTC team. We look forward to continuing to serve our clients by meeting their needs, evolving our relationships, and enjoying success together for many years to come!
PTC RECOGNIZES STAFF FOR MILESTONES, PROMOTIONS, NEW HIRE
November 2015

PTC Recognizes Staff for Milestones, Promotions, New Hire

Professional Testing Corporation is pleased to recognize several staff for achieving milestones, promotions, and joining the PTC team.

Click Here to Read more about PTC Staff News..
PTC SUPPORTS TEAM LAUREN - 2015 WESTCHESTER POLAR PLUNGE
September 2015

PTC Supports Team Lauren - 2015 Westchester Polar Plunge

PTC is proudly supporting Team Lauren in the 2015 Westchester Polar Plunge! Lauren, the daughter of PTC's Bob Kurtz, will be taking the plunge by braving the icy cold waters of the Long Island Sound on November 14 to raise money for the Special Olympics New York. If you would like to join PTC in supporting Lauren and the Special Olympics please visit http://2015westchester.kintera.org/pp/teamlauren for more information.
PTC ANNOUNCES NEW CLIENT - PACCC
September 2015

PTC Announces New Partnership With The Paccc In Bringing Certification To The Pet Care Service Provider Industry

The Professional Testing Corporation (PTC) is pleased to be working with the Professional Animal Care Certification Council (PACCC) to develop three pioneering certification programs for pet care service providers.

Click Here to Read more about PACCC Press Release..
PTC'S VISIT OF THE NEW CMSC & IOMSN HEADQUARTERS IN NEW JERSEY
August 2015

PTC's visit of the new CMSC & IOMSN headquarters in New Jersey

PTC staff celebrate with June Halper, MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN, Chief Executive Officer, Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) and Executive Director, IOMSN, MSNICB, during PTC's visit of the new CMSC & IOMSN headquarters in New Jersey. Their new office space is beautiful and well deserved!
PTC LAUNCHES LINKEDIN PAGE
August 2015

PTC Launches LinkedIn Page

PTC is excited to announce the launch of our new LinkedIN page.

Please be sure to follow us at  https://www.linkedin.com/company/professional-testing-corporation-ptc-
for the latest news and developments at PTC.
PTC ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT
July 2015

PTC Announces New President

Professional Testing Corporation (PTC) is delighted to announce the election of Vicki Gremelsbacker, M.S., Ed., as President effective August 1, 2015.

Click Here to Read more about PTC New President..
ABCN PRESS RELEASE - JUNE 2015
June 2015

PTC and ABCN Launch New Part II Track: Critical Care EEG Monitoring

New York, June 3, 2015 - The Professional Testing Corporation (PTC) is pleased to work with the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology (ABCN) in the development and administration of a new Part II Track in Critical Care EEG Monitoring to be launched in October 2015.

Click Here to Read more about ABCN Press Release..
GBTA PRESS RELEASE - MARCH 2015
March 2015

PTC Announces New Client

The Professional Testing Corporation (PTC) is pleased to be beginning work with the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) on the development and administration of the Global Travel Professional™ (GTP) Certification Program.

Click Here to Read more about GBTA Press Release..
NACCM PRESS RELEASE - JANUARY 2015
January 2015

PTC Announces New Client

The Professional Testing Corporation (PTC) is pleased to announce a new business relationship with the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM) to work on the development and administration of the Care Manager Certification Examination and the Care Manager Online Practice Test.

Click Here to Read more about NACCM Press Release..
AMFTRB PRESS RELEASE - NOVEMBER 2014
November 2014

PTC Announces New Client

The Professional Testing Corporation (PTC) is pleased to be beginning work with the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB) on the development and administration of the National Marital and Family Therapy Examination.

Click Here to Read more about AMFTRB Press Release..
SMPS PRESS RELEASE - AUGUST 2014
August 2014

PTC Announces New Client

New York, September 10, 2014 - PTC is pleased to announce a new business relationship with the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) on the development of the Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) examination.

Click Here to Read more about SMPS Press Release..
ASH PRESS RELEASE - JULY 2014
July 2014

PTC Announces New Initiative

The Professional Testing Corporation (PTC) is pleased to work with the American Society of Hypertension (ASH) on the development of the ASH Hypertension Self-Assessment Guide using PTC's Online Testing System.

Click Here to Read more about ASH Press Release..
PTC HONORS 10-YEAR STAFF MEMBERS
July 2014

PTC Honors 10-Year Staff Members

At the PTC staff meeting held in June, 2014, three employees were awarded their 10-year pins. Waqar Ahmed, Michelle Lee, and Naveed Khan were all recognized for their long-standing dedication and commitment to Professional Testing Corporation. It is a great honor to recognize these employees for their contributions to the company. The PTC Board of Directors sincerely thanks Waqar, Michelle, and Naveed for the years of reliable service they have given in helping PTC become a leader in the testing industry.
NNCO ADDS NEW CERTIFICATION THIS FALL
June 2014

NNCO Adds New Certification This Fall

PTC is pleased to work with the National Nephrology Certification Organization (NNCO) on their third certification program. The Certification Examination for Dialysis Water Specialists (CDWS) is in addition to the Certification Examination in Biomedical Nephrology Technology (CBNT) and the Certification Examination in Clinical Nephrology Technology (CCNT). NNCO also contracts with PTC for management services. The new NNCO CDWS examination will be released October 1, 2014.
30TH ANNIVERSARY ITEM WRITING WORKSHOP
December 2013

Item Writing Workshop

To commemorate 30 years of business in the certification industry, the Professional Testing Corporation (PTC) is offering existing clients an opportunity to participate in an item writing workshop. The goal of the item writing workshop is to facilitate the development of item writing skills and thus increase the overall quality of new items to be added to an organization's item bank.

Click here for Workshop Details..
PTC CELEBRATES ITS 30TH ANNIVERSARY
December 2013

PTC Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

PTC Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

New York, NY - The year 2013 is a monumental year for Professional Testing Corporation (PTC), a leading provider of services to credentialing organizations. This year marks the 30th Anniversary for PTC providing high quality services to its clients. When PTC began, it offered test development and paper and pencil test administration. Now, thirty years later, PTC has grown and expanded its services to meet the increasing needs of its clients.

In addition to test development and administration, PTC works closely with a wide variety of clients to provide such services as computerized test administration, consulting on psychometric issues, role delineations and surveys, online practice tests, recertification services, organizational accreditation assistance, certification board management services, item writing workshops, and e-learning modules and certificate assessments.

PTC thrives on building and maintaining exceptional client relationships, assisting each client with its unique needs. From large to small, each client is treated with the utmost respect and unparalleled attention. Dr. Sallyann Henry, President of PTC, credits the company's three decades of success to "a dedicated and caring staff. From its inception, PTC has focused on tailoring its services to meet the individual needs of its clients. Our success is ultimately driven by cooperative and joint effort between PTC and its clients."

PTC has appreciated working with their long-standing clients, some of which have been with the company the entire 30 years, and has equally enjoyed the newer client relationships that have been made over the years. Jill Rooney, Vice President, Financial Services, "believes PTC's success over the past 30 years is attributed to providing large company testing services while retaining a small company feel."

Sherry Frier, Vice President, Testing Services, states, "In my capacity first as Director, then as Vice President, Testing Services for the last 27 years, the most dramatic change has been in the way that technology has enabled us to respond to client and test candidate needs faster and more efficiently. But while the internet and email are certainly an integral part of our company, it is still our priority to provide a personal touch by having staff available to answer phone calls during normal business hours. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and support for all our clients and test candidates."

PTC is looking forward to assisting all its clients reach their certification goals, delivering more technical services to efficiently meet growing industry needs, and providing further development and advances in the future. Dr. Henry concludes, "We are proud to have reached this milestone. We hope that the company continues to grow and that the next thirty years will bring even more challenges than our first thirty years."

About Professional Testing Corporation

The Professional Testing Corporation (PTC) is an organization whose services are focused on the measurement aspects of human resources, including the design, development, and administration of tests and testing programs for professional organizations. PTC's services to professional organizations include test development, candidate application and fee processing, scheduling, testing center arrangements, test administration and scoring, secure client portals, and data analysis and reporting. Services also include data bank retention and retrieval systems, survey and questionnaire studies, board management, job analysis, self-assessment, and psychometric research in areas of interest to PTC clients.

For additional information about PTC's services, please contact:

Vicki Gremelsbacker
Director of Psychometric Services
Professional Testing Corporation
212-356-0683
vgremelsbacker@ptcny.com
AMERICAN BOARD OF MULTIPLE SPECIALTIES IN PODIATRY ACHIEVES URAC ACCREDITATION
December 2012

ABMSP Achieves URAC Accreditation

The American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry (ABMSP) has achieved full accreditation as a Credentials Verification Organization (CVO) by URAC (originally “Utilization Review Accreditation Commission”, but shortened to URAC in 1996).

URAC accredits many types of health care organizations including hospitals, health plans, HMOs, PPOs, TPAs, and provider groups. The ABMSP is the first certification organization to be accredited by URAC.

The accreditation required ABMSP to meet URAC's 40 core standards and 14 organizational requirements plus passing an onsite audit of its headquarters office by two URAC assessors.

“This achievement will prove to hospitals and insurance companies that ABMSP has met the highest standards of excellence in the healthcare field,” stated Joan Campbell, CAE, ABMSP Executive Director and Director of Management Services for PTC.

PTC Launches Online Practice Test for Corporate Housing Professionals

Online Practice Test for Corporate Housing Professionals

PTC Online Testing System

Click here for details..
PTC Launches Online Practice Test for Ophthalmic Registered Nurses

Online Practice Test for Ophthalmic Registered Nurses

PTC Online Testing System

Click here for details..
Remembering Lisa Cosenza

July 2011

Remembering Lisa Cosenza, Vice President, Psychometric Services

It is with deep regret that Professional Testing Corporation announces that Lisa Cosenza, Vice President, Psychometric Services, passed away on July 12, 2011. Having worked at PTC for over 24 years, Lisa was a very valuable employee and friend to all our employees. Lisa was responsible for the overall supervision of all of PTC’s psychometric services. She personally handled numerous certification programs, including most recently for the American Optometric Association’s Commission on Paraoptometric Certification, National Cancer Registrars Association, American Hippotherapy Certification Board, Council for Certified Professional IACUC Administrators, Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, American Board of Bariatric Medicine, and New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Certification Examination program.

Aside from her excellent work in the psychometric department, Lisa served on the Board of Directors of PTC and had an instrumental role in the management of PTC’s operations. Lisa’s dedication, compassion, and professionalism will be missed.

PTC Launches Online Practice Test for AIS Coding Specialists

July 2010

Online Practice Test for AIS Coding Specialists

PTC Online Testing System

WHAT IS IT A practice test consisting of 75 questions with a testing time of 2 hours taken over the Internet. This test is designed for PC users only and is not compatible with Macintosh computers.

WHY TAKE IT To experience taking a computerized exam, to review an example of the type of content included in the Online Practice Test for AIS Coding Specialists, and to learn more about question format, style, and level of difficulty

See Detail below..
PTC Launches Online Practice Test for Professional Dog Trainers

June 2010

Online Practice Test for Professional Dog Trainers is now available

PTC Online Testing System

WHAT IS IT A practice test consisting of 50 questions with a testing time of 2 hours taken over the Internet. This test is designed for PC users only and is not compatible with Macintosh computers.

WHY TAKE IT To experience taking a computerized exam, to review an example of the type of content included in the Online Practice Test for Professional Dog Trainers, and to learn more about question format, style, and level of difficulty

Details..
PTC Launches four ABRET Online Practice Tests
PTC Launches Online Practice Test for School Nurses

February 2010

Online Practice Test for School Nurses is now available.

PTC Online Testing System

WHAT IS IT A practice test consisting of 75 questions with a testing time of 2 hours taken over the Internet. This test is designed for PC users only and is not compatible with Macintosh computers.

WHY TAKE IT To experience taking a computerized exam, to review an example of the type of content included in the Certification Examination for School Nurses, and to learn more about question format, style, and level of difficulty

Details..
PTC Launches Online Practice Test for Research Administrators

January 2010

Online Practice Test for Research Administrators is now live!

PTC Online Testing System

WHAT IS IT A practice test consisting of 75 questions with a testing time of 2 hours taken over the Internet. This test is designed for PC users only and is not compatible with Macintosh computers.

WHY TAKE IT To experience taking a computerized exam, to review an example of the type of content included in the Certification Examination for Research Administrators, and to learn more about question format, style, and level of difficulty

More Details..
PTC Launches Online Practice Test for IRB Professionals

December 2009

Online Practice Test for IRB Professionals is now available

PTC Online Testing System

WHAT IS IT A practice test consisting of 75 questions with a testing time of 2 hours taken over the Internet. This test is designed for PC users only and is not compatible with Macintosh computers.

WHY TAKE IT To experience taking a computerized exam, to review an example of the type of content included in the Certification Examination for IRB Professionals, and to learn more about question format, style, and level of difficulty

Click here for Details
PTC Launches Online Practice Test for Addiction Counselors

September 2009

Online Practice Test for Addiction Counselors is now available.

PTC Online Testing System
WHAT IS IT A practice test consisting of 75 questions with a testing time of 2 hours taken over the Internet. This test is designed for PC users only and is not compatible with Macintosh computers.

WHY TAKE IT To experience taking a computerized exam, to review an example of the type of content included in the NAADAC Certification Commission (NCC) Examinations for Addiction Counselors, and to learn more about question format, style, and level of difficulty

Click here for Details..
PTC Launches Online Practice Test for Orthopedic Physician Assistants

August 2009

Online Practice Test for Orthopedic Physician Assistants is now available!

OPA Practice Test
WHAT IS IT
A practice test consisting of 75 questions with a testing time of 2 hours taken over the Internet

WHY TAKE IT
To experience taking a computerized exam, to review content included in Certification Examinations for Orthopedic Physician Assistants, and to learn more about question format, style, and level of difficulty

Click here for Details..
Professional Testing Corporation (PTC) releases new version of the PTC Online Testing System.

July 2009

Professional Testing Corporation Online Testing Services

Professional Testing Corporation (PTC) releases a new version of the PTC Online Testing System. The enhanced PTC Online Testing System features a colorful, customizable, and user-friendly interface that supports high quality graphics. Candidates receive instant, printable score reports after they complete their examinations. They can also tag questions for review and store examinations to return to them later. PTC offers live technical support during office hours, on the telephone and via email.

The PTC Online Testing System supports both Secure and Nonsecure Testing.

Secure Testing (Certification, Licensure, International)

Under the secure testing model, Professional Testing Corporation uses its network of testing sites to arrange a proctored location that is convenient for the candidates, whether they live in the United States or overseas. Examiners are trained in examination administration, security, and operation of the PTC Online Testing System. During the examination, PTC personnel can track the progress of the candidates remotely and are available to provide guidance. After candidates complete the examination, they can either receive instant results or the results can be analyzed and delivered to the candidates at a later time.

Nonsecure Testing (Practice Tests, Assessment Tests)

Under the nonsecure testing model, candidates apply for and take the examinations online on their personal computers. The examinations are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The nonsecure testing model is most appropriate for practice tests and personal assessment. Practice tests benefit candidates by offering the experience of taking a computerized examination as well as providing insight into question content, format, style, and level of difficulty. In addition, candidates apply and pay for examinations online, and take examinations on their personal computer or at a proctored location.

Special Use (Workshops, Seminars)

The PTC Online Testing System could also be used for special use testing for workshops and seminar/webinars. Testing could be secure with an independent examiner supervising the administration or nonsecure with a “take-home”component. Online workshops can be linked to the PTC Online Testing System website to provide prompt end-of-session quizzes, tests, or evaluations.

The PTC Online Testing System offers convenience, affordability, and flexibility to candidates and clients. For more information about online testing and PTC’s other services, please contact Richard Gubitosi, Director of Online Testing Services, at 212-356-0668 or rgubitosi@ptcny.com.

The American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry (ABMSP) has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

July 2008

ABMSP is dedicated to the development and implementation of national and international standards for certification in podiatry, recognizing the individuals who meet those standards, and monitoring adherence to the standards. Incorporated in 1986, ABMSP currently provides certificates in Primary Care in Podiatric Medicine, Podiatric Surgery, and Prevention and Treatment of Diabetic Foot Wounds and in Diabetic Foot Wear. ABMSP is the only podiatric standards organization that is accredited by ANSI.

ANSI facilitates the development of American National Standards (ANS) by accrediting the procedures of standards developing organizations, such as ABMSP. It has served in the capacity of administrator and coordinator of the United States private sector voluntary standardization system for more than 90 years. ANSI’s primary goal is the enhancement of global competitiveness of U.S. business and the American quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary standards and assessment systems and promoting their integrity. The Institute represents the interests of nearly one thousand companies, organizations, government agencies, and institutional and international members.

Professional Testing Corporation is praised in a recent issue of The APDT Chronicle of the Dog, the newsletter of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.

July 2008

In an article on accreditation of certifying organizations that appeared in the July/August 2008 issue, PTC is mentioned as the company that the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers uses to develop and administer its test and to ensure that it is psychometrically sound. PTC is said to have received approval from the National Organization of Certifying Agencies (NOCA) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for its procedures. The article maintains that such approval defines PTC’s ability to develop, update and conduct certification examinations within appropriate standards.

PTC has been instrumental in achieving accreditation by NOCA, ANSI and the American Board of Nursing Specialties for many of its clients. PTC recommends that clients adhere to the standards for accreditation regardless of their ability or objective to apply.

Achievements in excellence

May 2008

Vanessa Oquendo, Assistant Director of Testing Services, has graduated from Queens College, New York with a B.A. degree in accounting. Vanessa, a busy mother of two, accomplished this daunting task while working full time. She has been with PTC for ten years, and was recently honored at her anniversary for her exceptional contribution to PTC and our clients.

Rob Boulter, former Director of Technology (November, 1987 through August, 2003), was ordained an Episcopal priest two years ago and was assigned to Washington National Cathedral. While there he coordinated the installation of Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Gerald Ford's funeral. Most recently, Rob has accomplished his goal of becoming a parish priest at St. Columba's Church in Washington, DC.

April 2008: PTC Celebrates its 25th Anniversary.

April 2008 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PROFESSIONAL TESTING CORPORATION CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY
Passing the Test for 25 Years

NEW YORK, NY - In 1983, that Sally Ride became the first woman to travel into space; the first version of Microsoft Word was introduced; and Gandhi won for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Also that year Professional Testing Corporation (PTC) was started with eight employees and a vision to offer high quality testing and administration services to professional certifying organizations.

Twenty-five years later, that vision has been realized. PTC thrives as an industry leader in testing services, having expanded its offerings to include computerized test administration, role delineations, certification board management services, surveys, organizational accreditation assistance, and consulting on test development and other certification and psychometric issues.

PTC represents a broad base of clients in medical, professional, technical, and educational certification organizations. "We pride ourselves on our highly qualified staff who work closely with our clients in order to understand their professions and assist them in becoming the best certifying organizations they can be. It is most rewarding to us to have seen our clients grow into powerful forces in their professions. We look forward to the next 25 years with great anticipation as we continue to serve our many clients," stated Sallyann Henry, Ph.D., President of PTC.

PTC would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation to the following clients with whom PTC has worked for more than 20 years:

National Board for Certification of Orthopedic Physician Assistants
National Board of Nutrition Support Certification
American Optometric Association
National Certifying Board for Ophthalmic Registered Nurses
Appraisal Institute

Our clients for more than 20 years.
NBCOPA   NBNSC    CPC   NCBORN

We offer a big "thank you" to all our clients for helping PTC reach this milestone. You have all played a role in the success of our organization and we look forward to continuing to work with you. For more information on PTC and its services, visit www.ptcny.com.