New York State Teacher Certification Examinations™ (NYSTCE®) Computer-Based Testing (CBT)
The New York State Teacher Certification Examinations™ (NYSTCE®) address New York Education Law and Commissioner’s Regulations, which require prospective New York State educators to pass designated tests as a requirement for receiving state certification.
- Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST)
- Multi-Subject CST
- English Language Arts CST
- Social Studies CST
- Students with Disabilities CST
- Elementary Assessment of Teaching Skills-Written (ATS-W)
- Secondary Assessment of Teaching Skills-Written (ATS-W)
- Assessment of Teaching Assistant Skills (ATAS)
- NYSTCE School Leadership Assessments
- School Building Leader – Parts 1 and 2
- School District Leader – Parts 1 and 2
- School District Business Leader – Parts 1 and 2
Test Registration & Scheduling Information
To take a test, you must first complete the registration and payment process at the NYSTCE program website: www.nystce.nesinc.com
Once you have registered to take a test, you may schedule your test appointment online 7 days per week, 24 hours per day. Test appointments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
To schedule a test appointment, log in to your NYSTCE account at the site noted above and select “schedule” on the current registrations page for the test you wish to schedule.
After you schedule your test appointment, Pearson VUE will send you a confirmation e-mail listing your test date, your testing time, the address and phone number of the test center, and directions to the test center.
Rescheduling or Canceling a Test
To reschedule or cancel a test appointment, log in to your account at the NYSTCE program website and follow the instructions provided on the current registrations page: www.nystce.nesinc.com
Before beginning the test, you will be given an on-screen tutorial that will show you how to navigate through the test, how to indicate your answers, and how to use the features of the computer-based test. A tutorial preview is available to help candidates prepare for the computer-based testing experience.
NYSTCE, New York State Teacher Certification Examinations, and the NYSTCE logo are trademarks, in the U.S. and/or other countries, of the New York State Education Department and Pearson Education, Inc. or its affiliate(s).