University of Toledo

SkillsMAX Assessment & Certification Testing

The SkillsMAX Center offers a comprehensive set of tools to meet the skill requirements of a dynamic economy. SkillsMAX helps Ohio employers match worker skill levels to job requirements, resulting in better hiring, training, and promotion decisions. Individuals can assess skill gaps, improve career management, and upgrade skills to enhance advancement opportunities.

SkillsMAX has over 300 assessments with more than 40 reputable test developers including:



SHL is a world leader in assessment and development of people, jobs, and organizations, helping companies increase productivity and profitability through the more effective use of their human resources. SHL’s proprietary assessment tools are based on 20 years of extensive, empirical research and are used worldwide.

The Work Profiling System (WPS)

Provides world-class decision support in a comprehensive software tool. In a few hours, the WPS allows you to:

  • Define and design job roles
  • Establish critical success factors
  • Create a competency profile
  • Choose assessment methods for selection and promotion
  • Improve the interview process
  • Match people to jobs
  • Improve individual performance
  • Develop succession planning and or career planning
  • Establish pay and grade structure

Ability Tests

Measure the skills and aptitudes necessary for employees to succeed in a position at any level of your organization.

Behavioral Style Questionnaires

provide insight into whether candidates have the motivational and behavioral characteristics that determine if they will perform the task.



Certify the skills that drive your success

Brainbench is the leader in online skills certification. They provide online assessment and certification for skills in technology, administration and support, professional services, industry knowledge, healthcare, computer software, languages, and communications.


The Chauncey Group International

Associate Technology Specialist (ATS) certification program provides assessments linked to eight career clusters in the IT industry. The certification program consists of the Core Skills exam and two exams each for the following IT clusters:

  • Network Design and Administration
  • Enterprise Systems Analysis and Integration
  • Database Development and Administration
  • Digital Media
  • Programming/Software Engineering
  • Technical Support
  • Technical Writing
  • Web Development


Pearson VUE

VUE Testing Services

VUE, Virtual University Enterprise is the computer-based testing service of NCS Pearson. University College offers more than 200 of the latest IT certification exams and assessments, including Microsoft, Novell, CompTIA A+ and Network+, and MOUS.


ETS (Educational Testing Service)

Educational Testing Service is the world's largest private educational testing and measurement organization and a leader in educational research. The company is dedicated to serving the needs of individuals, educational institutions, and government bodies in almost 200 countries.

Businesses will want to take advantage of the P.D.Q. Workplace Literacy Skills (WLS). This is a computer-based assessment tool designed to help literacy practitioners/tutors quickly assess someone’s functional literacy skills.

The P.D.Q. WLS Profile uses the same framework employed by the National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS).

PDQ Skills Assessed
Prose Skills Document Skills Quantitative Skills
reading & understanding text accessing information from highly organized materials understanding and applying arithmetic skills & concepts


Performance Assessment Network (pan)

Performance Assessment Network (pan) is a state-of-the-art web-based system for the distribution, administration, and analysis of professional assessments, tests, and surveys. pan is distinguished by both its wide range of products and its web-based e-testing process, representing a network of over 35 of the top assessment publishers in the world.


Sterling Testing Systems

Sterling Testing provides clients a wide array of pre-employment services utilizing superior web-based technology that is elegant in its front-end simplicity, yet powerful in its backend performance. This technology allows us to provide the fastest turnaround times with the highest quality of services in the industry to our clients.



Lominger is committed to providing executives, managers and human resource professionals in many of the world’s leading organizations with the tools, content and expertise they need to transform their organizations into best-practice centers of leadership. Lominger tools will help your business attract, develop and retain the highest quality employees.


Convenient and accessible assessment services are now available at The University of Toledo’s Scott Park Campus or through our mobile computer lab at your business site.

Contact UT’s SkillsMAX center for more information:
Betty Anzaldua

Last Updated: 6/26/15