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Testing Center

Fall 2023 Testing Center Hours (Sept 5 - Dec 14 )

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday   4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fall Break and Thanksgiving Break - closed

Please check the Pearson site for full information.

The Testing Center at Memorial Library is not restricted to SUNY Cortland students. We accommodate any candidate who has registered for an exam sponsor/vendor we offer. Pearson VUE hosts hundreds of exam sponsors/vendors; SUNY Cortland Memorial Library works with a select few (catered to the needs of the campus community). Our Testing Center can accommodate up to ten candidates at once. All test administrators are certified annually. 

Lockers are available for people to use to store their personal items while they are taking their test.

Per Pearson VUE Policy and Procedures, test administrators are not to discuss exam scheduling information with a candidate—the candidate must contact Pearson with any and all questions/concerns.

Although the majority of tests are teacher certification exams (mainly NY, but other states, as well), we also offer strength and conditioning exams (personal trainer, group exercise instructor, exercise physiologist, etc.).  If a candidate has questions about what specific exam(s) they need, but can’t find it through the sites listed below, they  should contact their academic advisor.

Memorial Library does not accept any form of payment for an exam, nor do we schedule exams. Candidates must schedule their exams through the sites below. If they cancel an exam less than 24 hours of their scheduled appointment, they forfeit the money paid for the exam.

Teaching Certification Exams

Candidates should visit the Pearson A to Z list of all programs to gain information about what exam(s) they may need.

Any candidate wishing to schedule a teacher certification exam must first register through New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE).

Typical NYSTCE exams are (these are the top exams, but not all that are offered):

  • 201 – Educating All Students (EAS)
  • 090 – Elementary Assessment of Teaching Skills—Written (ATS-W)
  • 091 – Secondary Assessment of Teaching Skills—Written (ATS-W)
  • 095 – Assessment of Teaching Skills (ATAS)
  • 107/108 – School Building Leader
  • 103/104 – School District Leader
  • 105-106 – School District Business Leader
  • 211/212/245 – Multi-Subject: Teachers of Early Childhood (Birth—Grade 2)
  • 221/222/245 – Multi-Subject: Teachers of Childhood (Grade 1—Grade 6)
  • 231/232/245 – Multi-Subject: Teachers of Middle Childhood (Grade 5—Grade 9)
  • 241/242/245 – Multi-Subject: Secondary Teachers (Grade 7—Grade 12)
  • 241/244/245 – Multi-Subject: Secondary Teachers (Grade 7—Grade 12)

Strenth and Conditioning Certification

Any candidate wishing to schedule a strength and conditioning certification exam must first register through American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) at: