TEAS Exam Registration
Step-by-Step TEAS Registration Guide
If you are planning to join a Nursing program at college, and if your institution is using TEAS scores for assessing your skills and potentials, then the test is critically important for you. Additionally, when preparing yourself for the test, you also need to focus equally on other aspects of testing like where to test, when to test, and how to take the test. If you are looking for information and guidelines about testing, here is an article on the essentials, which also lists a set of steps to register for the test:
Essentials of TEAS Test Taking
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS V) is a test of academic abilities and potentials as required for basic-level Nursing programs at college. The test is developed and conducted by the ATI, a popular Nursing education company in the US.
It is a proctored and timed test that is run across different test sites in the country around the year on pre-decided test dates. You need to take prior appointment/ registration for taking the test. Unlike many similar tests, walk-in testing is not an option available for this one.
As the schedules are available online much early, you may plan for and choose the required test dates and test locations. However, while registering for the test, you may also need to note that the test taking requirements may differ from institution to institution, and can have significant impact on your plans for testing. For example, different institutions have different rules about how many retests are allowed in a calendar year.
You can find much useful information about the test on the ATI testing website (https://www.atitesting.com/Solutions/PreNursingSchool/TEAS.aspx).
Registering for the Test
You can register for the test
online (at the ATI testing website) or offline at the test location
where you are taking the test. A list of available test dates and test
locations is available at the official testing site:
Before registering, it is essential that you understand the testing and registration requirements of the particular testing site, and accordingly go ahead with your registration process. For example, the validity of test results and the number of attempts in a year may differ from site to site.
You may need to note that even when you register offline for the test, you need to create a login ID at the ATI Testing website for yourself. Many test sites require that this ID is written on your test paper when you test (when you go through an offline registration).
Yet another important aspect of testing is that there are registration deadlines. And, late registrations are not allowed.
To learn how to register for the test, move on to the next section.
Steps for Registering
Here is a step-by-step instruction set that you can follow for enrolling yourself for the test using the ATI Testing website:
On the ATI Testing home page (https://www.atitesting.com/Home.aspx) click the Register for TEAS link.
On the Registration page, choose your state and city from the respective drop-down lists, and click Next.
All the test sites relevant to the details entered are displayed along with the test dates.
Choose the one that suits you the best.
Note: that if there are no seats left at a test site for a particular test date, you may not be allowed to register for the date/site combination.
Before registering, if you would like to know more information about the testing and registration requirements at the particular test location, click the Learn More link against the test site.
Before registering for a test site/date, also check your availability on the date and timings, and proximity to the test location. You might want to choose a location where you want to apply. Or sometimes, might want to choose a location because the place where you want to register does not allow online registration. You may also need to look at the admission deadlines of your institution, before deciding your test date.
Once you have understood the specific requirements of the location and chosen your site/date combination, click Register.
Pay for the registration and get your registration completed. (This requires an ATI login ID and password).
ATI testing also allows you to register at PSI (formerly known as Pearson VU). To find more about PSI, you may refer to:
You may also register at your institute, offline, for the test. For more information, you may need to contact your institution well in advance.
In conclusion, there are different ways to register for TEAS. You may choose the method that is appropriate to your requirements and is as per your convenience.