NES Test Registration Information

Registering for NES Tests

Registering for an NES test is the first step towards scheduling your test date. There are many steps involved in making arrangements to take an NES test, so it's a good idea to start the registration process early.

Step 1: Create an Account

You'll first need to create an account on the NES test website ( Once you have an account, you'll be able to register for your NES tests online. You must provide personal information, including your mailing address, phone number, birth date and social security number.

Step 2: Access the Online Registration Form

When you're ready to register, go to the same NES site, click on ''Register'', select your state and then log in to your NES account and complete the registration form.

Step 3: Schedule Your Test

After registering, you'll still need to schedule a date to take your test. The NES test website provides information about when tests can be taken. You can check to see if there is space left to take an upcoming test and you can also look at test locations.

Once you have selected your test name and input your zip code, you'll be shown places where that test is offered that are close to your location. You can then select from among these test centers to see which ones have space available and what the available dates are.

When you've chosen a date, time and location, log in to your account to schedule the test.


It is possible to submit a form requesting accommodations online. If you have a disability or medical condition that may require additional test time or other accommodations, you must apply for accommodations after you've registered. Simply fill out an application form requesting accommodations and submit the form, along with the required paperwork, prior to scheduling your NES test.

Other Tips

Test Rules

It is a good idea to be familiar with the test rules and procedures prior to scheduling your test. This will ensure that you know what to expect when you arrive the day of your test. Test rules can be accessed online.

External Factors

Weather can cause transit delays or other issues that may affect your ability to get to your test on time. It's important to consider the season and ensure that you have enough time to get to your test site even if the weather is poor, because you cannot guarantee that your test will be canceled or postponed.

Some people are morning people and others aren't. Be honest with yourself when scheduling your test and look for a time of day that suits your regular schedule. If you need to wake up much earlier than usual, you may be tired when taking the test and that may affect your performance.

Scheduling Sufficient Study Time

Do not underestimate the amount of time you need to study the material that will be covered on your test. Do not rush yourself. Take advantage of online resources that can be used to prepare for your NES tests.

Study guides for over 30 exam titles can be found through these NES Exams Courses. A sampling of the self-paced prep resources on offer is provided below.

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