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Certification and licensure

Certification and licensure testing

Kansas State University, in partnership with CASTLE Worldwide, COMIRA Computer Assisted Testing Services, Educational Testing Services (ETS), and PAN– A TALX Company, provides certification and licensure testing at the Office of Testing Programs and Services. Below you will find a list of the certifications offered by the provider partners here at K-State. To find out more information about the certification exams you must contact the provider directly.

CASTLE Worldwide IBT

CASTLE Worldwide, Inc. is a full-service testing company contracted by agencies, organizations, and corporations to develop and administer credentialing exams. Kansas State, in partnership with CASTLE Worldwide, serves as an area testing center for individuals sitting for a number of the certification exams offered through CASTLE. For more information on what certification and services are available to examinees or other agencies, contact CASTLE at (919) 572-6880 or e-mail


Comira is a full service testing company for licensure, certification, assessment and educational testing programs. We provide expertise throughout the entire testing lifecycle, including test development, computer-based testing and result management.

Comira blends psychometric expertise, candidate conveniences and technical innovation for an unparalleled customer experience.

With a dedicated team of professionals, over 500 testing centers, and technology to support even the most complex testing programs, Comira is one of the most trusted computer-based testing providers in the industry.

COMIRA Candidate Center

Educational Testing Service (ETS) - PRAXIS Series Testing

Educational Testing Service offers the Praxis Series assessments, which states use as part of their teacher licensure and certification process. The Praxis I tests measure basic academic skills, and the Praxis II tests measure general and subject-specific knowledge and teaching skills.

The PRAXIS Series exams are offered in two formats. An Internet-based exam and the paper/pencil exam. K-State currently provides test information and administers the PRAXIS Series tests in both formats. Visit for more information on the PRAXIS exam.

View K-State's PRAXIS paper-pencil test dates

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PAN – A TALX Company

Kansas State University is an authorized PAN testing center. PAN offers high volume, high-security web-based tests and assessments for a number of government agencies and other business organizations. At K-State PAN offers the Transportation Security Administration Screener Assessment Battery tests and a variety of United States Postal Services exams.

Learn more about PAN or inquire about their services


Kansas State University is an authorized Pearson VUE testing center. Pearson VUE “delivers exams through the world’s most comprehensive and secure network.   They offer academic/admissions exams and assessment, information technology certification exams, and state and occupational licensure exams. You can learn more about Pearson Vue's services or register for an exam by visiting the Pearson Vue site.      

PSI Laser Grade

Kansas State University is one of over 280 Test Centers within the PSI National Network of Testing Centers. PSI offers testing for certification and licensure, pre-hire employment selection, managerial assessments and testing for federal government agencies.  You can learn more about PSI's services, or get more information on how to register for an exam by visiting PSI online.