National Evaluation Series™ (NES)
In-person NES testing has resumed at CBC! Online proctoring is still available for
this assessment. Follow the instructions below under "How do I schedule my testing
appointment?" to schedule your online or in-person exam today!
If you're planning to test on campus, please visit our COVID-19 Information webpage for updated information about safety measures and additional requirements for campus
The Assessment Center is excited to deliver the National Evaluation Series™ of over
30 teacher certification tests!
The NES exams are a nationally delivered teacher certification testing platform. These teacher certification tests are computer-based, comprehensive exams aligned to professionally accepted, national learning standards. The tests cover subjects from essential academic skills in reading writing, math and technology literacy to emerging needs in elementary reading instruction and teaching English to speakers of other languages.
The CBC Assessment Center is an official NES computer-based test center.
About the NES exams
The NES includes over 30 separate exams with individual costs for each. Please visit the National Evaluation Series™ website for specific information on exam prices. Test registration fees must be paid online using a VISA or MasterCard credit card. Your registration will be valid for one year from the date of issue, and payment is non refundable.
Scheduling is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week once you choose the exam you want to take on the NES website.
All candidates are required to produce a valid, unexpired, original photo identification at check-in. The Assessment Center is not permitted to test candidates without acceptable identification. Visit the NES website to view the complete identification policy.
Each exam within the National Evaluation Series™ varies in length. Visit the NES website for complete testing time details.
The NES website includes test prep materials for each of the 30+ exams offered.
Your test scores will be reported to you and any institution that you indicate as a score recipient when you register. If applicable, scores are also reported directly to the relevant state agency responsible for educator licensure and are automatically added to yoru licensure application file. Visit the NES website for more detailed information.
Yes. You may re-take any NES exam by waiting 30 days and then completing the registration process again. Visit the NES website to view Testing Policies that apply to all NES exams.
Alternative testing arrangements for documented disabilities are available and need to be arranged through NES.