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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 Monday through Friday. 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.


Below is a list of dates in 2017 when testing will not be available at any site, due to scheduled computer systems maintenance.

January 27, 2017
February 3, 2017
February 17, 2017
March 3, 2017
March 17, 2017
April 14, 2017
April 28, 2017
May 12, 2017
May 26, 2017
June 16, 2017
June 30, 2017
July 14, 2017
July 28, 2017
August 11, 2017
August 25, 2017
September 15, 2017
September 29, 2017
October 6, 2017
October 20, 2017
November 9, 2017
November 22, 2017
December 22, 2017
December 29, 2017