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Appointment availability is limited due to social distancing precautions and varies by location. Please note that our customer service wait-times are also longer than usual right now. For information on rescheduling, refunds, and more, please check out our FAQs.

Pennsylvania Educator Certification Tests

Pennsylvania Educator Certification Tests

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In 2010, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) began collaborating with the Evaluation Systems group of Pearson to deliver the Pennsylvania Educator Certification Tests (PECT) program, which provides teacher certification tests for prospective Pennsylvania educators.

The PECT were developed in alignment with Pennsylvania regulations and standards, including the Pennsylvania Program Framework Guidelines and the relevant Pennsylvania Academic Standards. The PDE has contracted with the Evaluation Systems group of Pearson to assist in the development and administration of the tests.

Tests Available:

For a complete listing of the PECT tests available, please visit www.pa.nesinc.com.

Registration & Scheduling Information

Registration

To take a test, you must first complete the registration and payment process at the PECT 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 PECT 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 PECT program website and follow the instructions provided on the current registrations page:

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Last updated 2020-10-22