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The NES® (National Evaluation Series™) is a teacher certification testing program from the Evaluation Systems group of Pearson. NES tests are aligned to professionally accepted, national subject and pedagogy standards. The test fields range from tests of essential academic skills in reading, writing, mathematics, and technology literacy to tests of a candidate’s knowledge of pedagogy and specific content areas.
Please visit www.NEStest.com to get started with the registration and scheduling process. Once registered, 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. 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.
The Arizona Department of Education contracted with the Evaluation Systems group of Pearson for the development, administration, and scoring of the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessment® (AEPA®). The purpose of the AEPA® program is to help ensure that all candidates seeking certification in Arizona have the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the job of an entry-level educator in Arizona public schools.
For information about the AEPA exams that are available via computer-based testing (CBT), please visit www.aepa.nesinc.com.
To take a test, you must first complete the registration and payment process at the AEPA program website: www.aepa.nesinc.com
1130 E. University Drive, Suite 204, Tempe, AZ 85281
Lot 55 - University Center [UCNTRB] parking fees are $2/hr or $10/day. Please pre-pay for your parking before coming to the Testing & Scanning Services Office. The parking machine, operated by Parking and Transit Services, accepts Visa or MasterCard, and is located by the front entrance to each building. Please remember your license plate number, as it will be required to make your payment. The Park Mobile parking zone is #60112. When considering your payment, please add 1/2 hour to the length of your exam to account for the check-in and check-out process.