Important notice concerning testing in areas affected by COVID-19 (coronavirus):

Updated February 14, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak and in accordance with local government guidance, Pearson VUE is temporarily closing its mainland China testing centers and suspending exam delivery through our third-party mainland China test center network.

Washington Educator Skills Tests™ (WEST™)

Washington Educator Skills Tests™ (WEST™)

The Washington Educator Skills Tests (WEST) program has been developed by the Washington Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) as a means of assessing the basic skills and content knowledge of prospective teachers applying to educator preparation programs and applicants for residency certification in Washington State. The Washington Educator Skills Tests—Endorsements™ (WEST–E™) measure the content knowledge required of candidates seeking an endorsement to a Washington teaching certificate and are fully aligned with the state's teacher endorsement competencies and Essential Academic Learning Requirements. The PESB has contracted with Pearson to assist in the development, administration, and scoring of the WEST.

Tests Available:

For information about the WEST–E exams that are available via computer-based testing (CBT), please visit

Test Registration & Scheduling Information


To take a test, you must first complete the registration and payment process at the WEST program website:


Once you have registered to take a test, 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.

To schedule a test appointment, log in to your WEST account at the site noted above and select “schedule” on the current registrations page for the test you wish to schedule.

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, log in to your account at the WEST program website and follow the instructions provided on the current registrations page:

Washington Educator Skills Tests—Endorsements, and WEST–E are trademarks, in the U.S. and/or other countries, of the Washington Professional Educator Standards Board and Pearson Education, Inc. or its affiliate(s).

Last updated 2018-01-23