Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Testing

The TEAS test is an admissions test used for admittance into most, but not all, healthcare programs. If you are testing after August 30, 2016, you will take the ATI TEAS and use the ATI TEAS study guide (not the TEAS Version V study guide).

The TEAS consists of reading, mathematics, science, and English and language usage sections. Each section is timed. The total time for the test is three and a half hours hours.

Due to the difficulty of the test and competitive nature of the programs, it is recommended that you speak to an academic advisor or healthcare program faculty member to make sure TEAS is right for you. Use the healthcare career field page to explore programs and to learn which programs require the TEAS test for admission. The minimum TEAS score you need to achieve for admission varies by program. Please take your time exploring the programs.

It is your responsibility to review and understand the information on this page carefully. Scheduling more than one test within a three month period will result in the latest appointment(s) being canceled. 

TEAS Overview (Read Carefully)

  • Location and Dates

    The Central Piedmont Testing Center administers the ATI TEAS. TEAS testing is available at the Central Campus testing center Monday – Thursday at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. by appointment only and per the following guidelines. Do not schedule multiple appointments for the same day. It is extremely important that you carefully follow the instructions on this page before scheduling the TEAS.

    The TEAS is a high-demand test, and space is limited. Testing center volume increases substantially prior to semester breaks, end of terms, during registration periods, and as program deadlines approach. Plan accordingly to avoid testing delays.

  • Retake Policy

    If you are applying to a Central Piedmont healthcare program, you may retake the TEAS once every three months (if applicable). Scheduling multiple testing appointments within a three month period may cause the latest scheduled appointment(s) to be removed.

  • Study and Preparation

    Sufficient preparation is strongly recommended. Don't wait – start studying for the TEAS today:

    • TEAS studying materials are available on the ATI website
    • TEAS test prep is available at collegiatetestprep.com.
    • The Central Piedmont testing center will provide scratch paper, which is collected at the end of the testing session.
    • Personal calculators are not permitted; a calculator is embedded within the test.

TEAS Registration and Scheduling Steps (Follow Each Step)

Review the admissions application for your specific health program of interest carefully. If, after careful review of the application, you feel you are eligible and prepared to take the TEAS, carefully follow each of the following steps.

Testing For Another Location

​​​​​​​If you are testing for a school other than Central Piedmont, you must contact ATI to have your scores sent to the school of your choice. If you took the TEAS at a different school and would like your results transferred to Central Piedmont, please contact ATI. ATI will send your official results to the Central Piedmont testing center. Once received, the testing center may print a copy of your scores for you. You will need to provide valid photo ID. It is highly recommended that you update your TEAS account with your Central Piedmont ID — scores received without a Central Piedmont ID number may cause a delay in processing. Please confirm that the Central Piedmont testing center receives your scores.