National Evaluation Series (NES)

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!

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 more than 30 separate exams with individual costs for each. Please visit the WEST NES website for specific information on exam prices. Test registration fees must be paid online using a VISA or MasterCard. Your registration will be valid for one year from the date of issue, and payment is non refundable.

Test Cost Info

Scheduling is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the WEST NES website from your account.

Register for NES  

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 WEST NES website to select and view any exam's complete identification policy.

ID policy

Each exam within the National Evaluation Series™ varies in length. Visit the WEST NES website and select an exam for complete testing time details.

Test Time Info

The WEST NES website includes test prep materials for each of the 30+ NES exams offered.

Test Prep Info

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 your licensure application file. Visit the WEST NES website for more detailed information.

Test Result Info

Yes. You may re-take any NES exam by waiting 30 days and then completing the registration process again. Visit the WEST NES website to view Testing Policies for any NES exam.

Testing Policies

Alternative testing arrangements for documented disabilities are available and need to be arranged through WEST NES.

Testing Arrangements




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