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

January 24, 2015

December 19, 2014

January 2, 2015

January 16, 2015

February 20, 2015

April 25, 2015

March 20, 2015

April 3, 2015

April 17, 2015

May 22, 2015

Online Registration

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.