LHU Testing Center


Lock Haven University Testing Center

Lock Haven University is certified as a computer based testing (CBT) site by Pearson VUE, the company that administers the PECT tests, and Educational Testing Services (ETS) to deliver the PRAXIS and GRE series exams. The Center began operations in November of 2012.

Candidates schedule test times with Pearson VUE or ETS and use the test center on LHU campus when it is convenient for them. The center is open to LHU students, students from other institutions, and the public.

*Please note, LHU Testing Center does not administer PA Civil Service Exams.  For Civil Serivce Exam location information, please click here

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Pearson VUE

Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world's most comprehensive and secure network of test centers in 175 countries.Pearson Professional Centers is a global network of more than 230 company-owned and -operated test centers. These test centers deliver the high level of exam delivery security and are designed to satisfy the most demanding requirements for high-stakes testing programs.

The centers and staff provide a positive reflection of each testing program and ensure that each test taker is handled consistently and professionally at all times.

***All registration, payment and scheduling is done through the PearsonVUE website.


Educational Testing Services (ETS)

The Praxis Series® Tests

The Praxis Series® tests measure test takers’ knowledge and skills. The tests are used for licensing and certification processes and include:
  • Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) Tests
    These tests measure academic skills in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. They were designed to provide comprehensive assessments that measure the skills and content knowledge of candidates entering teacher preparation programs. See Praxis Core information for test takers.
  • Praxis® Subject Assessments (formerly the Praxis II® tests)
    These tests measure subject-specific content knowledge, as well as general and subject-specific teaching skills, that K–12 educators need for beginning teaching. See Praxis Subject Assessments information for test takers.

State Testing Requirements

Each state and licensing organization determines its own certification and Praxis® passing score requirements. For more information about certification requirements, visit the state requirements section. If your institution would like to use a Praxis test that has not been approved by your state, contact the Praxis program for further information. 


 The GRE® General Test gives you more opportunities for success.  Whether you are considering graduate school or business school, or still deciding what to do, you only need to take the one test accepted by thousands of graduate and business schools worldwide (PDF), the GRE® General Test. It is the only graduate-level admissions test that lets you skip questions and go back, change your answers and tackle the questions you want to answer first.
Plus, the GRE General Test provides the ScoreSelect® option, which means you can take a GRE test now or again in the future, and only send schools your best set of scores. Best of all, you have five years to decide how to use any of your scores.
Prepare with official test prep — including The Official Guide to the GRE® General Test, Third Edition and ScoreItNow! Online Writing Practice— all designed to help you do your best!
Don't wait. Register today, before seats are filled.


***All registration, payment and scheduling for Praxis and GRE exams is done through the ETS website. 


Contact Us

LHU Testing Center

301 W. Church Street, Lock Haven University
(570) 484-3131

Office Hours

J310 and J311 East Campus
8:00am to 4:00pm Monday-Friday

Testing Hours

Tuesday and Thursday 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


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