Texas-based Pearson VUE-owned test centers (Pearson Professional Centers) for Texas Educator Certification Examination Program testing are open where local guidance permits.
In our most recent Texas Educator Certification Examination Program newsletter, we shared that two new, temporary testing supercenters are also open:
Pearson Temporary Test Centers-Austin TX
400 Center Ridge Drive, Austin, TX 78753
Pearson Temporary Test Centers-San Antonio TX
9500 Bulverde Road, San Antonio, TX 78258
These new supercenters are available in addition to the existing Pearson Professional Centers in Austin and San Antonio.
In order to meet health and safety guidelines and physical distancing restrictions, test centers across the state are re-opening with reduced capacity. As a result, when candidates search for available appointments, they may need to broaden their searches geographically or extend their search to future dates. Additional appointments may become available as more sites re-open, so candidates are encouraged to check back frequently.
The online appointment availability tool is accessible through the program website, and provides real-time information about the availability of test centers and test appointments. For any given exam, candidates can access this tool from the exam page, by clicking “Check appointment availability” in the Exam Dates row. Only open test centers and available test appointments will show up in the tool’s search results (note that appointments are not guaranteed to be available for a given location and time until they are booked through a candidate’s account).
We encourage you to share this information with your colleagues and with candidates who are scheduling to test. Other updates related to COVID-19 and the Texas Educator Certification Examination Program are available on the program website, at www.tx.nesinc.com.