SANTEE, NE Nebraska Indian Community College (NICC) Joins Pearson VUE Network to Offer GED Testing

Nebraska Indian Community College has recently signed an agreement with Pearson VUE, a computer-based testing business of Pearson, to test GED candidates. NICC is very excited about this new opportunity and the ability to offer testing to area residents, not only in Santee, but the surrounding area. The nearest testing site is located in Norfolk, NE which is roughly 85 miles from Santee. Having a testing site at NICC will allow more individuals access to testing.

Wanda Henke, Library Director for NICC, has been working for many months to get NICC established as an official testing site. Ms. Henke has also gone through the process of becoming a Certified Test Administrator with Pearson VUE. She states, Were very excited about our new partnership with Pearson. We will be able to offer better services to people wanting to work on their GED.

Ray Murray, Vice President - Business Development, Pearson VUE said: We are proud to welcome Nebraska Indian Community College to the rapidly growing global network of Pearson VUE Authorised Test Centers. Together, we are providing even more candidates with the opportunity to obtain meaningful certifications and advance their careers.

NICC plans to start offering structured GED tutoring classes beginning in late summer or early fall. As of now, anyone is still welcome to come to the college anytime for tutoring assistance with GED course materials and prep for the test. This is a great step for NICC to work with the community and continue to fulfill its mission of providing quality learning experiences for everyone. These experiences are geared toward all Umonhon (Omaha), Isanti (Santee Dakota), and other learners attending classes at one of our three Nebraska campuses: Macy, South Sioux City, and Santee. NICC also hopes to offer transportation to the Santee Campus from the other two campuses so that testing is available to a broader geographic area.

For more information about the GED Testing at NICC contact Wanda Henke at 402-241-5897 or

Pearson VUE believes testing and certification is at the heart of the learning experience, and Nebraska Indian Community College will play its part by offering accessible and secure testing to candidates. Pearson VUEs advanced system administers exams on behalf of hundreds of businesses, boards and organizations around the globe through the world's largest most secure test center network. The system enables candidates to register and reschedule their tests online at or through a Pearson VUE call Center like Nebraska Indian Community College.

The list of certification tests available from test sponsors through the Pearson VUE system is continually growing. Test results are quickly transmitted back, ensuring the candidates certification status is promptly updated. Pearson VUE delivery of exams has continued to increase rapidly in recent years, with the company delivering 10 million exams in 2011.