Washington Educator Skills Tests (WEST)

Washington Educator Skills Tests (WEST)

In-person WEST 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 pleased to offer the Washington Educator Skills Tests (WEST)!
The WEST is a series of computer-based exams designed by the Washington Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) to assess the skills and knowledge of prospective educators in the state of Washington.

The CBC Assessment Center is an official WEST computer-based test center.



About the WEST exams

WEST exams vary in cost. Please visit the WEST NES website for complete cost information.

Test Cost Info

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

Registration Information

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

WEST exam times may vary. Please 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 every WEST exam offered.

Test Prep Materials

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.

Score Report Info

Yes. You may re-take any WEST exam by waiting 30 days and completing the registration process over again.

Retake Policy

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

Testing Arrangements




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