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New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) Computer-Based Testing (CBT)


The New York State Teacher Certification ExaminationsTM (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. The Hunter College Testing Center offers the NYSTCE Computer-Based Testing.

CBT is normally available Monday through Friday (excluding some holidays) at the Hunter College Testing Center, a Pearson Vue-Authorized Test Center.  Visit the NYSTCE website for a list of computer-based tests at 


Test Registration & Scheduling Information


To take a test, you must first complete the registration and payment process at the NYSTCE program website:  Registration for computer-based testing is available only on the Internet by selecting "Register Now" on the NYSTCE website. After you submit your personal and payment information, you will receive an Authorization to Test email within one business day. To ensure receipt of your Authorization to Test and test scores, be sure to verify that your email service will accept email messages from es‑



After receiving your Authorization to Test, you may then schedule your test appointment online 7 days a week, 24 hours a day by logging back into your NYSTCE account, select "schedule" on the current registrations page for the test you wish to schedule. You will select your test date and testing time. 

Be sure to select Hunter College Testing Center as your test site.

Test appointments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.   You should try to register as early as possible before your desired test date, as seating is limited. Before registering, you may check real-time seat availability at After you schedule your test appointment, Pearson VUE will send you a confirmation e-mail listing your test date, your testing time, the address, phone number, and directions to the test center.

If you have not received your Authorization to Test or a confirmation email within three business days of submitting your request or if you have lost your Authorization to Test, log in to your account or call Evaluation Systems at 1-413-256-2882 or 1-800-309-5225 to confirm your status.


Identification / The Day of the Test

Your name in your account must match your name as it appears on the current, government-issued photo identification that you will present at the test center for admittance to the test session. If you do not have proper identification or if the name on your identification does not match to the name in your account, you will be denied admission to the test session and will receive no credit or refund of any kind.  Visit for more information about what to expect the day of the test.  Note: Candidates will be provided with erasable board and marker.


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:

Tutorial Preview

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.

For more information about the NYSTCE and other Pearson VUE examinations, visit the Pearson VUE website at 

Practice tests can be found online at

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).



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