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NYSTCE Test Dates

New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) are required for certification to teach in New York. There are a number of different examinations that comprise the NYSTCE, including an Assessment of Teaching Assistant Skills (ATAS), individual Tests for Teacher Certification - Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAST), Elementary Written Assessment of Teaching Skills (ATS-W), Content Specialty Tests (CSTs), Bilingual Education Assessments (BEAs), Communication and Quantitative Skills Test (CQST), and Video Assessment of Teaching Skills (ATS-P). (The ATS-P has a different set of registration and submission requirements.) All NYSTCE tests are available in paper-based format and some tests are also offered in computer-based format.

The LAST, ATS-W, Multi-Subject CST, and ATAS can all be taken via computer at specific locations in the state of New York. If you are considering being tested on a computer, review the web page on Choosing Computer-Based Testing, located on the NYSTCE website, which discusses all the points of comparison between the two test formats.

One of the biggest differences is between the paper-based testing and computer-based testing is that computer-based testing has a fluid enrollment schedule, whereas its paper-based counterpart is only administered on specific dates. Due to this fact, there is not a computer-based exam schedule. The paper-based examination schedule follows.

Date of Test
Regular Registration Closes
Late Registration Closes
Emergency Registration Deadline
Score Report Date

October 19, 2013

September 13, 2013

September 27, 2013

October 11, 2013

November 18, 2013

February 8, 2014

January 3, 2014

January 17, 2014

January 31, 2014

March 20, 2014

April 26, 2014

March 21, 2014

April 4, 2014

April 18, 2014

May 27, 2014

July 19, 2014

June 13, 2014

June 27, 2014

July 11, 2014

August 18, 2014

Online Registration -

NYSTCE Test Dates

Examinees may register online at any time before the emergency registration deadline, on the NYSTCE account login page. Keep in mind that online registration must be completed before 5:00 p.m. EST or the application will be moved to the next day.

Registration by mail - Sending in registration by ground mail is not possible after the late registration deadline passes. The date of the postmark counts as the date of registration. Send packages to:
Evaluation Systems
300 Venture Way
Hadley, MA 01035

Phone registration is possible only for the last 10-13 days of the emergency registration period. The NYSTCE Test Date page has more details. To register by phone, call 413-256-2882.

Last Updated: 05/04/2014