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New York State Teacher Certification Examinations NYSTCE

The New York State Teacher Certification Examinations™ (NYSTCE®) address New York Education Law and Commissioner’s Regulations, which require prospective New York State educators to pass designated tests as a requirement for receiving state certification. SUNY Oswego is an approved testing center for the NYSTCE®.

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Pay and Register

Step 1

To take a test, you must first complete the registration and payment process at the NYSTCE® program website.

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Schedule Testing Appointment

Step 2

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 NYSTCE® account  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.


Test Admittance

Students must arrive to the testing session at least 15 minutes prior to the testing time.

Two forms of ID are required: a valid photo ID (drivers license, passport, military) and a valid signature ID (Social Security Card.) Your student ID is not valid.

Location & Parking

NYSTCE® is administered on SUNY Oswego's main campus at the Testing Center located at 314 Sheldon Hall.  

If you are not a SUNY Oswego student you will need to purchase a temporary parking pass for $1.00 at the parking office.

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Testing Center

314 Sheldon Hall 

Oswego, NY 13126

PHONE: 315-312-2270



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