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Your TExES test day has finally arrived! To help make sure your day goes as smoothly as possible, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with what you will need to bring on exam day. If you’re unsure what that entails or what to expect on exam day, we’ve written an outline to help you out!

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The night before your exam, make sure you get a good night’s rest. On the day of your exam, wake up with plenty of time to eat a full meal and gather all required documentation. It’s also a good idea to dress in comfortable clothing and wear layers – testing centers often have a tendency to be on the cooler side. When you’re ready to leave your house, plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of your exam. This will give you plenty of time to check in and find a location to sit.




When you check in for your exam, you will be required to present two forms of identification. Here is a list of accepted forms of ID:

  • Driver’s license
  • Passport
  • State identification
  • Military identification

Also keep in mind that your two selected forms of identification must currently be valid, have a recognizable photo, have a signature, and display the same name you used to register for the exam. If for any reason, you are unable to meet the ID requirements, you must contact Pearson at least 7 days before you register for your test.


Along with your two forms of required identification, you should also bring your test confirmation information, which you should have received after scheduling your exam appointment.

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Be sure to familiarize yourself with the list of items you are not allowed to take into the testing center with you. Here’s a list of prohibited items:

  • Cell phone
  • Headphones
  • Calculators (except for approved Mathematics exams)
  • Books, paper, dictionary, etc.
  • Food and drink

If you do happen to bring any of these items with you, lockers are available to store your items safely during the testing period.



It always helps to know what to expect. Follow this link to tour an example facility of a Pearson Testing center. You will check in for your exam in a lobby or another room separate from the testing room, which is usually where lockers are located. Arrive with plenty of time so you can check in and store any items you have that are not allowed to be brought into the testing center.


After you have checked in, you will be taken to a separate room to sit for the exam. Testing times may vary, depending on which exam you are taking. Even if you finish your exam early, be prepared to wait for the entire length of the session. If you so happen to finish early, it’s a good idea to review you answers. For more testing tips, check out this blog post.

To read more information regarding test day procedures, please refer to the official Pearson regulations.