Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Testing

The TEAS test is used for admissions into several healthcare programs. You can take the TEAS test at Central Piedmont if you are applying to a Central Piedmont program or if you are applying to another school.

Alternate Testing Locations

If you are unable to schedule to take the TEAS at Central Piedmont, visit the TEAS website for other testing options.

Before Scheduling Your Test

  1. If you are not feeling well, please reschedule your testing appointment.
  2. Be prepared to follow social distancing rules.
  3. Masks are optional.
  4. Hand sanitizer is available as you enter and exit the Testing Center.
  5. Plan to arrive 30 minutes early to your testing appointment.
  6. Follow the appointment time listed when you schedule your appointment. It may be different from the normal testing times that are listed on our website.
  7. If you have a time accommodation, please schedule your test for the morning to ensure you will have time to finish.
  8. Remember to bring your payment.
  9. You will pay the TEAS fee at the Cashier's Office BEFORE coming to the Testing Center (Cashier's Office is located in Central High building, 2nd floor).
  10. Remember to bring a valid photo ID. No ID, no test.

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.

Due to the difficulty of the test and the 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 30-day 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. The ATI TEAS Version 7 will be implemented Friday, June 3, 2022.  TEAS testing is available at the Central Campus Testing Center 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

    Due to limited availability, you may retake the TEAS once every 30 days at Central Piedmont. Scheduling multiple testing appointments within a 30-day period may cause your 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.

  • Step 1: Create a TEAS Account

    Create a TEAS student account at atitesting.com. The TEAS website is geared towards nursing — if you are testing for another health program, don't let that confuse you. Use your Central Piedmont ID number when creating your account. An incorrect ID number may cause processing delays. Please log into your ATI account to ensure your Central Piedmont ID number is entered.

  • Step 2: Complete TEAS Permission Form

    If you are applying for a Central Piedmont program, complete the TEAS permission form (PDF) and bring it with you to your appointment.

  • Step 3: Schedule Your TEAS Test

    • By scheduling your TEAS appointment, you acknowledge your understanding of the information on this page and feel you are prepared to take the TEAS at Central Piedmont.
    • Due to limited availability, please only schedule one appointment at Central Piedmont once every 30 days.
    • If you schedule multiple appointments within 30 days, your latest appointment(s) will be canceled
    • You can take the TEAS at a different testing site and have ATI send the results to Central Piedmont directly.
    • Schedule Your TEAS test.
    • To confirm an appointment, please check your confirmation email or contact the testing center.
  • Step 4: Pay the TEAS Fee

    Pay the $70 non-refundable TEAS fee at the Cashier's office on the day of the test BEFORE coming to the Testing Center (the test must be taken on the day of payment). You will not pay any fees to TEAS directly. 

  • Step 5: What to Bring to Your Appointment and Appointment Location

    The TEAS is only offered at the Central Campus Testing Center. Bring your permission form and receipt, along with valid photo ID, to the Central Campus Testing Center.

Testing at a Non-Central Piedmont Location OR Testing for A Different School

If you tested at a location other than Central Piedmont, 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. 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 a valid photo ID. 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.