TEAS

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

Congratulations—you know you want to enter the Nursing, Radiologic Technology or Dental Hygiene program here at CBC! The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is a required entrance exam for all three programs. The TEAS is a four-hour, computer-based assessment that measures skills in reading, science, English/language and math.

The Assessment Center is working remotely in response to COVID-19. During this time, you will have the option to take the TEAS exam remotely from the privacy of your own home. If you have technical barriers or need accommodations, we're here to help! Limited in-person testing is available at the Assessment Center. Seats for in-person testing are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Testing for fall 2022 Nursing and Radiologic Technology applicants will be held from September 2021 to March 2022. Testing for fall 2022 Dental Hygiene applicants will be held from November 2021 to February 2022. Visit your program's page for more information and application deadlines.

Whether you're planning to takes the TEAS exam remotely or in-person, schedule early to reserve your spot at the ATI website!

 

 Plan ahead! View the TEAS schedule

 

 
Date

9/27/21

10/12/21

10/21/21

11/19/21

11/29/21

12/14/21

12/17/21

12/20/21

12/21/21

1/7/22

1/10/22

1/14/22

1/26/22

2/3/22

2/9/22

2/18/22

2/21/22

2/28/22

 
Time

10 am

12 pm

12 pm

8 am

9 am

8 am

8 am

12 pm

2 pm

8 am

4 pm

8 am

4 pm

9 am

12 pm

8 am

3 pm

12 pm

 
 Location

Remote

Remote

Remote

Remote

Remote

Remote

Remote

Remote

Remote

Remote

Remote

Remote

Remote

Remote

Remote

Remote

Remote

Remote

 

 

 
 Date

10/11/21

10/27/21

11/3/21

11/12/21

11/22/21

12/2/21

12/6/21

12/10/21

1/21/22

1/24/22

1/25/22

1/28/22

2/8/22

 
 Time

1 pm

10 am

10 am

8 am

12 pm

10 am

3 pm

8 am

8 am

1 pm

8 am

8 am

8 am

 
 Location

CBC Campus

CBC Campus

CBC Campus

CBC Campus

CBC Campus

CBC Campus

CBC Campus

CBC Campus

CBC Campus

CBC Campus

CBC Campus

CBC Campus

CBC Campus

 

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About the TEAS

The TEAS exam is a required entrance exam for the Nursing, Radiologic Technology and Dental Hygiene programs at CBC. It is a four-hour, computer based assessment that will test your Reading, Science, English/Language, and Mathematics skills.

There is a non-refundable fee of $115.00 payable online and due via the ATI testing website every time you take this test.

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The current TEAS testing window for Nursing and Radiologic Technology applicants is Sept. 2021 to March 2022.

The current TEAS testing window for Dental Hygiene applicants is Nov. 2021 to Feb. 2022.

CBC applicants for all programs may test only twice during this window.

Schedule your TEAS test by registering directly with ATI Testing. Be sure to select "Columbia Basin TEAS" at the time of your TEAS registration purchase to ensure your scores are sent to us, otherwise you'll need to purchase a transcript after you complete the exam.

During the registration process, Nursing and Radiologic Technology testers will select "Nursing" when prompted. Dental Hygiene testers will select "Allied Health".

If you need help during the registration process, contact us at 509-547-0511 or by%20email. We're here to help!

Register now!

Testing Calendar

If you're planning to test in person, you'll need your valid, government-issued picture ID, your CBC student ID (if available), and your ATI username and password.

Please visit our COVID-19 Safety Measures page to learn about current health and safety protocols.

You will need a computer with a microphone, a webcam, a strong internet connection, your valid, government-issued photo ID, your CBC student ID (if available), and your ATI username and password. For more information and full system requirements, visit the ATI Teas Online Remote Proctored Exam website.

Due to ongoing pandemic concerns, you may need to reschedule or request a refund. Please follow the instructions included in the ATI confirmation email you received after scheduling your TEAS exam.

A Client Care Agent at 800-667-7531 will guide you through the reschedule/refund process.   

The TEAS test takes four hours.

Testing Calendar

The ATI website gives you access to a nursing blog, FAQs, videos, events, webinars and more!

ATI website

You can purchase test prep books from the CBC bookstore!

CBC Bookstore

You can also visit the CBC Library's PrepSTEP® for Colleges database for access to free practice tests online. Registration requires a valid email address and a password.  No student ID is required!  Once you’ve registered, you can use the search bar on the homepage to look for free TEAS practice resources.

Take a free practice test!

Personal calculators are not permitted, but access to a four-function, online calculator is included during your test.

You will receive your scores at the end of the test session. TEAS test proctors are not permitted to interpret or advise students regarding these results. Please contact your program coordinator for more information.

Yes. You have one retake during a testing window for the TEAS test.

Yes. Scores are only valid for two academic years.

You will need to request an official transcript from within your ATI Testing account.

ATI Login

It is your responsibility to contact the Assessment Center after sending your TEAS transcript to CBC. You may call, email or come in and see us with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your student ID number (if available)
  • Your date of birth
  • The date you tested
  • The name of the testing center
  • Your current phone number

 

Services for qualified students with disabilities are available! Students who have documented learning and/or physical disabilities and need to request testing accommodations by contacting CBC Disability Support Services at 509-452-4412, by%20email or by visiting Room T403 of the T Building before scheduling a placement test. 

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