Erie Test Center
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FROM THE WEST:
155 W. 8th Street
Erie, PA 16501
SCSC Test Room is located on the lower level of the RCWE Building (also know as the Robinson-Connor Building)
Please enter through the building's front door and take the elevator to the lower level.
Take I-90 East. At Exit 22B, take ramp (LEFT) onto I-79 [Raymond P. Shafer Highway] (I-79/Erie). At Exit 183A, take ramp (RIGHT) onto SR-5 [West 12th Street] (PA-5/12th St.). Turn LEFT (North) onto Myrtle Street. Turn RIGHT (East) onto West 8th Street.
FROM THE EAST:
Take I-90 West. At Exit 32, turn RIGHT onto ramp (PA-430/PA-290)/Wesleyville). Turn RIGHT (West) onto SR-430 [Bayfront Connector]. Road name changes to Bayfront Connector. Turn LEFT (West) onto SR-5 [East 12th Street]. Keep STRAIGHT onto SR-5 [West. 12th Street]. Turn RIGHT (North) onto Myrtle Street. Turn RIGHT (East) onto West 8th Street.
FROM PEACH STREET:
Take US-19 North [Peach Street]. Turn LEFT (West) onto SR-99 [Interchange Road]. Bear RIGHT (West) onto Interchange Road. Take ramp (RIGHT) onto I-79 [Raymond P. Shafer Highway]. At Exit 183A, take ramp (RIGHT) onto SR-5 [West 12th Street] (PA-5/12th Street). Turn LEFT (North) onto Myrtle Street. Turn RIGHT (East) onto West 8th Street.
Take I-79 North [Raymond P. Shafer Highway] (I-79/Erie). At Exit 183A, take ramp (RIGHT) onto SR-5 [West 12th Street] (PA-5/12th Street). Turn LEFT (North) onto Myrtle Street. Turn RIGHT (East) onto West 8th Street.
BUILDING ENTRANCE INFORMATION:
From 8th Street. Enter building through the main lobby entrance and take the elevator to the Lower Level, exit left and proceed through the door to the test room located at the end of the corridor.
From the rear employee parking lot. Enter through two sets of doors and into the lobby area. Take the elevator immediately on your left to the Lower Level, exit left and proceed through the door to the test room located at the end of the corridor.
From the underground employee parking lot. Proceed down the ramp or stairs through the entrance, turn left, and enter the door to the test room located at the end of the corridor.
Public parking is available at reasonable rates and at your own expense in several garages and metered spaces located within a block of the testing center. The Commission does not provide or validate parking at any location.
After normal working hours or on Saturdays, parking is available in the building's rear employee parking lot accessed from Sassafras Street; or in the underground employee parking lot accessed from West 8th Street.
Test approximately 10 days each month - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, with some Wednesday evenings, and Saturdays. Specific hours of operation vary by center.
A message will be displayed at the top of the Civil Service homepage if testing is cancelled. If testing is cancelled, or if you decide that your local road conditions make it unsafe to travel, you can reschedule your test date by logging in to
If you are willing to report for testing without a scheduled time, you may be able to test sooner by utilizing walk-in testing. 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 (717) 787-2935 before visiting. 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 ahead to receive guidance regarding the best dates and times to utilize the walk-in testing option.
If you are testing with an accommodation due to a disability, you must call our office Telephone Voice 717-787-2935. Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).