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Testing candidates: Most Pearson Professional Centers (PPCs) are open for exam delivery. We also continue to deliver exams to any third-party test centers (PVTC and PVTC Selects) with the ability to operate, though some may be operating at limited or changed capacity based on their own discretion or in response to government mandates.

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NES® (National Evaluation Series™)

NES® (National Evaluation Series™)

Get certified from your home or office

Take your NES exam conveniently from home through OnVUE online proctoring. A live proctor will monitor you through the webcam on your workstation to provide a secure exam experience.

Watch the short video on the NES online proctoring page to see how convenient it is to test from home or work. Be sure to run the system test before you sign in to register for an online proctored exam. Good luck!

The NES® (National Evaluation Series™) is a teacher certification testing program from the Evaluation Systems group of Pearson. NES tests are aligned to professionally accepted, national subject and pedagogy standards. The test fields range from tests of essential academic skills in reading, writing, mathematics, and technology literacy to tests of a candidate’s knowledge of pedagogy and specific content areas.

Registration and Scheduling

Please visit www.NEStest.com to get started with the registration and scheduling process.

Once registered, you may schedule your test appointment online 7 days per week, 24 hours per day. Test appointments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

After you schedule your test appointment, Pearson VUE will send you a confirmation e-mail listing your test date, your testing time, the address and phone number of the test center, and directions to the test center.

Rescheduling or Canceling a Test

To reschedule or cancel a test appointment, select your state from the "For Test Takers" drop-down menu at www.NEStest.com and log in to your account.  Follow the instructions provided on the current registrations page.

NES, the NES logo, and National Evaluation Series are trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries of Pearson Education, Inc. or its affiliate(s).

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Last updated 2020-12-01