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New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE)


Field Test Opportunity


Earn a $50 Barnes & Noble eGift card OR a $100 test fee voucher that may be applied to future test fees.



  • 160 Biology
  • 161 Chemistry
  • 162 Earth Science
  • 163 Physics

Registration opens January 07, 2020
Schedule at

Why Participate?

  • Preview actual test questions.
  • Gain valuable practice in computer-based testing.
  • Provide input on future tests.
  • Receive a $50 Barnes & Noble eGift card OR a $100 voucher that may be applied to future test fees for each field test form taken.*


  • A field test form takes approximately 115 minutes to complete.
  • Participants may take up to two field test forms per field. Participants must complete one field test before a second can be scheduled.
  • Computer-based test centers are conveniently located throughout New York State.
  • Register for a field test appointment on or after January 07, 2020. Field test appointments are available from January 21–March 02, 2020.


Qualified participants are juniors, seniors, or graduate students currently or recently enrolled in an approved educational preparation program preparing them for initial New York State licensure in the fields listed above.

How to Participate

Go to to schedule your appointment.

*Incentives will be distributed 6–8 weeks after the field test window closes.

Incentives are issued upon verification of completion of each field test form.

A voucher may be applied toward registration fees for a future NYSTCE. Test registration vouchers are transferable and expire on September 30, 2020.