Washington Educator Skills Tests™ (WEST™)
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Get certified from your home or office
Take your Washington Educator Skills Tests (WEST) 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 WEST 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 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.
For information about the WEST–E exams that are available via computer-based testing (CBT), please visit www.west.nesinc.com.
Test Registration & Scheduling Information
To take a test, you must first complete the registration and payment process at the WEST program website: www.west.nesinc.com
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: www.west.nesinc.com
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).