Walk-In testing is an option on most testing days on a first-come, first-served basis, based upon available seating. Available seating occurs when an applicant scheduled for testing does not arrive or when an applicant completes their test early. Since these events are unpredictable, you must call the number of the test center where you wish to test before visiting.
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As a general rule, if you plan on taking advantage of walk-in testing, it is advisable to arrive early in the morning, since the length of some tests and the demand of seating in later test sessions precludes walk-in testing later in the morning or in the afternoon. In all cases, you must call the test center to receive guidance regarding the best dates and times to utilize the walk-in testing option. You must also apply for the examination you wish to take before reporting to the test center.
When you arrive at the test center, please advise the staff person that you want to be tested as a walk-in candidate. If you take an examination as a Walk-In and have a future scheduled date and time for the same examination, that date and time will be cancelled.
If you are traveling a long distance or are limited in the amount of time you can spend at the test center, we suggest self-scheduling your test through the Online Services link on our website. Tests are administered in our Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia offices 4 days a week, Monday through Friday, on varying days. We also test approximately 10 days each month Tuesdays, Wednesdays, with some Wednesday evenings, and Saturdays, at our testing centers in Erie, Johnstown, Lock Haven and Scranton. Therefore, you must call the test center where you wish to test at the number listed above to receive guidance.