Registration for computer-based testing (CBT) is available on the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
You should try to register as early as possible before your desired test date. Due to the amount of time required to process a CBT registration, you may not be able to schedule an appointment to test if you register within three calendar days of the day on which you plan to take the test. Test appointments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and seating is limited.
- You must wait 60 days before retaking the same test on computer.
- Once you have registered for a computer-based test, you must wait until after you have taken the test to register again for the same computer-based test.
- If you have registered for a Test of Academic Proficiency subtest, you must wait until after you have taken that subtest to register again for the same subtest.
- If you want to take more than one test on computer, you must register for each test separately.
Before you register. Because of laws protecting confidentiality and privacy, only you may register yourself for a test. Before you register, be sure to have available your email address, social security number, and credit card information (number, expiration date, and name of cardholder). You may wish to review the "Background Questions" to prepare answers to the questions you will be asked during registration.
You must supply your U.S. social security number. Please do not register for a test if you cannot provide an accurate social security number. If you do not have a U.S. social security number, contact ISBE.
See "Registering for Alternative Testing Arrangements" if you wish to request alternative testing arrangements.
Payment. Payment must be made at the time of registration using a credit card (VISA or MasterCard only) or a debit or check card that carries the VISA or MasterCard logo and that can be used without the entry of a personal identification number (PIN). Bank cards without the VISA or MasterCard logo cannot be accepted. Additional fees apply for computer-based testing. See "Fees and Payment Policies" for complete information about registration fees and payment policies.
How to register. Registration for computer-based testing is a two-part process with a registration step and a scheduling step.
Registering for the test. To register, select "Register Now" on the ILTS website and follow the instructions provided. You will be asked to provide your personal and payment information. If you don't have an account, you will be prompted to create one. See "About My Account" for information about creating and using an account. Be sure to have available your email address, social security number, and credit card information (number, expiration date, and name of cardholder). Enter your name as it appears on your government-issued identification that you plan to use for admittance to the test center.
Acknowledgment of registration and Authorization to Test. After you have completed the registration process, Evaluation Systems will send you an email acknowledging that you have submitted a registration. Within one business day, Evaluation Systems will email you an Authorization to Test. This Authorization to Test allows you to schedule a test appointment.
Your Authorization to Test is valid for one year from the date of issue. If you do not schedule a test appointment and take your test within one year, or withdraw your registration within one year, your authorization will expire, and you will receive no refund or credit of any kind.
Scheduling your test. Follow the instructions on your Authorization to Test to schedule your test appointment. After you schedule your appointment, you will be sent an email confirming your appointment and providing the address and phone number of the test center, as well as directions to the test center.
Because of laws protecting confidentiality and privacy, only you can register yourself for a test or make inquiries regarding your registration or test scores.
Evaluation Systems takes reasonable precautions to protect the integrity of your personal information provided in connection with the registration process, as well as any information generated internally that is specifically pertinent to you, and to keep this information secure.
Your private information will not be made available to anyone but you; Evaluation Systems and ISBE (including the employees, agents, contractors, or professional advisors of Evaluation Systems and ISBE); the entitling entity(ies) you indicate in your registration; and any institution, entity, or person required or authorized by law or rules to receive this information. Scores received after September 30, 2010, will be available to any Illinois entitling entity with an approved educator preparation program.
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