CBEST Registration Info, Fees & Testing Center Locations

Current 2016 CBEST Registration Info, Costs & Testing Sites...

Below you will find a general overview of CBEST registration info and testing fees, as well as a list of CBEST computer-based testing center locations throughout California. 

For current 2016 California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) computer-based administrations, testing is by appointment during certain testing windows and registration may be completed online at www.ctcexams.nesinc.com.  For paper-based CBEST administrations, testing is held on certain fixed test dates, and test-takers must register by the corresponding registration deadlines.

The regular CBEST registration fee for the paper-based CBEST exam is $41 (an additional fee of $61 will apply should you decide to take the computer-based test).  However, there is also an additional $18 fee for late registration, and an additional $35 fee for "emergency registration," so we generally recommend that our students plan their test dates and register for the CBEST well in advance, if possible, to avoid these additional registration costs.  Click below to view a current listing of test dates and CBEST registration deadlines...

View 2016 CBEST Test Dates and Registration Deadlines

The CBEST is comprised of three subtests: Math, Reading, and Writing.  These sections may be taken together or separately, and may be passed at separate test administrations.  If you register for the paper-based exam, you will automatically be registered for all three sections, though you may take only certain sections, if you wish.  If you register for the computer-based exam, you will have the option to select the specific subtests you wish to take.  The cost is the same regardless of the number of subtests in which you enroll, so it is usually advantageous to register for as many CBEST sections as you feel comfortable taking at a given sitting.  Keep in mind that once you register for the CBEST, you may not change your section selection (unless you withdraw and re-register), so be sure to plan ahead regarding the sections you wish to take.

Before you register, click below to visit our CBEST Test Info homepage.  There you can read our Exam Overview and access other key CBEST test info, plus free CBEST Practice Tests, free CBEST Study Guides, and further preparation resources.


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2016 CBEST Testing Costs*

Below is an overview of the 2016 CBEST testing fees for computer-based and paper-based testing.

CBEST Costs*
Service Fees
Paper-based test (PBT) registration $41 test registration fee
Computer-based test (CBT) registration $41 test registration fee, plus $61 CBT service fee
PBT late registration Additional $18 late registration fee
PBT emergency registration Additional $35 emergency registration fee
Change of registration No fee
Additional copy of test results $10 per copy
Score verification $50 for constructed response section of one subtest
Fee to clear an account (e.g. due to a disputed credit card charge) $20

*Please note: The above information is provided for your convenience. No warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of this information.  All test-takers should visit the official CBEST website at www.ctcexams.nesinc.com/about_CBEST.asp to confirm fees, registration, and testing requirements before enrolling.


California CBEST Testing Center Locations* for Computer-Based Testing

Below is a list of CBEST testing center locations throughout California. 

IMPORTANT: Do NOT go to your testing center location until you have registered for the exam and scheduled your testing appointment.  For information on how to register and schedule a testing appointment, please visit the official CBEST testing service website at www.ctcexams.nesinc.com/about_CBEST.asp.  Note that testing site locations may change and not all testing sites are available for all exams and dates.

California CBEST Testing Sites for CBT (listed alphabetically by city)
City/Zip Testing Center Location
Anaheim (92806)
Pearson Professional Centers - Anaheim (LA) CA, 2190 Towne Centre Place, Suite 300, Anaheim Corporate Plaza
Arcata (95521)
Humboldt State University, 1 Harpst Street, Testing Center Lower Library, Room 24
Auburn (95603)
Placer Union High School District, 13055 Bill Francis Drive
Bakersfield (93305)
Bakersfield College, 1801 Panorama Drive, Assessment Center
Bakersfield (93301)
Kings Academic Boot Camp, 1901 Chester Avenue, Suite 201
Baldwin Park (91706)
Baldwin Park Adult and Community Education, 4640 N. Maine Avenue
Bishop (93514)
Eastern Sierra College Center - Bishop Campus, 4090 West Line Street
Burbank (91505)
Burbank Adult School, 3811 Allan Avenue, Mingay Center
Calexico (92231)
San Diego State University - Imperial Valley Campus, 720 Heber Avenue
Cerritos (90703)
ABC Adult School, 12254 Cuesta Drive, Assessment Center
Chula Vista (91911)
Chula Vista Adult School, 1034 Fourth Avenue
Chula Vista (91911)
United States University, 830 Bay Boulevard, Testing Center @ ext.2062
Commerce (90040)
National Polytechnic College, 6630 Telegraph Road
Daly City (94014)
Pearson Professional Centers - Daly City CA, 2001 Junipero Serra Boulevard, Suite 530
Delano (93215)
Delano Adult School, 1811 Princeton Street
El Monte (91731)
El Monte - Rosemead Adult School, 10807 Ramona Boulevard
Escondido (92025)
Escondido Adult School & ROP, 220 West Crest Street
Fairfield (94533)
Fairfield - Suisun Adult School, 900 Travis Boulevard
Fairfield (94534)
Pearson Professional Centers - Fairfield CA, 4820 Business Center Drive, Suite 150
Fresno (93721) Fresno Adult School - Cesar Chavez Education Center, 2500 Stanislaus Street
Fresno (93711)
Pearson Professional Centers - Fresno CA, 7555 N. Palm Avenue, Suite 205
Garden Grove (92840)
Coastline Community College, 12901 Euclid Street
Gardena (90248)
Pearson Professional Centers - Gardena (LA) CA, 1515 West 190th Street, Suite 405, South Bay Centre
Hesperia (92345)
Hesperia Adult School, 16527 Lemon Street
Irvine (92618)
Irvine Valley College, 5500 Irvine Center Drive, Building A-300, Room A-3TC
Lake Forest (92630)
Pearson Professional Centers - Lake Forest (LA) CA, 23792 Rockfield Boulevard, Suite 200
Lancaster (93535)
Antelope Valley Adult School, 45110 3rd Street East
Larkspur (94939)
Tamalpais Adult School, 375 Doherty Drive
Los Angeles (90020)
Learnet Academy, 3251 W. 6th Street, Suite 200
Los Angeles (90048)
Los Angeles ORT College, 6435 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles (90015)
Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Ground Level Mariposa: Assessment Center, Mariposa Hall, Room MA01, 400 West Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles (90006)
Online Edugo, Inc., 3030 W. Olympic Boulevard, #210 (VIP Plaza), Free Parking, Guard is on duty 24 hrs.
Marysville (95901)
Yuba College, 2088 North Beale Road, Building 100B, Room 140
Milpitas (95035)
Pearson Professional Centers - San Jose (Milpitas) CA, 1551 McCarthy Boulevard, Suite 108
Mountain View (94043)
Mountain View - Los Altos Adult School, 333 Moffett Boulevard
Northridge (91330)
California State University Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Bayramian Hall, Room 190
Oakland (94607)
Pearson Professional Centers - Oakland CA, 1000 Broadway, Suite 470, Transpacific Center
Ontario (91761)
Everest College, 1460 S Milliken Avenue
Ontario (91761)
Pearson Professional Centers - Ontario (LA) CA, 3401 Centrelake Drive, Suite 675, Centrelake Plaza
Oroville (95965)
Butte College Regional Testing Center, 3536 Butte Campus Drive (RTC Building)
Oxnard (93033)
Oxnard College, 4000 South Rose Avenue
Palm Desert (92260)
College of the Desert - PaCE, Westfield Mall Palm Desert, 72-840 Highway 111, Suite C-101
Paramount (90723)
Paramount Adult School, 14507 Paramount Boulevard
Pasadena (91101)
Pearson Professional Centers - Pasadena (LA) CA, 70 S. Lake Avenue, Suite 840, Union Bank Building
Pittsburg (94565)
Pittsburg Unified School District, 1151 Stoneman Avenue
Placerville (95667)
El Dorado County Office of Education, 6767 Green Valley Road
Redding (96002)
2190 Larkspur Lane, Suite 400
Redding (96003)
Shasta College, 11555 Old Oregon Trail
Redlands (92374)
Colton-Redlands-Yucaipa Regional Occupational Program, 1214 Indiana Court
Redlands (92373)
Pearson Professional Centers - Redlands (LA) CA, 1690 Barton Road, Suite 102
Roseville (95661)
Pearson Professional Centers - Roseville (Sacramento), 3010 Lava Ridge Court, Suite #170
Sacramento (95826)
Pearson Professional Centers - Sacramento CA, 8950 Cal Center Drive, Suite 215, Building #1
Sacramento (95825)
Unitek College, 1111 Howe Ave, #300
Salida (95368)
San Joaquin Valley College, 5380 Pirrone Road
San Diego (92111)
California College San Diego - San Diego Campus, 6602 Convoy Court, Suite 100
San Diego (92123)
Coleman University, 8888 Balboa Avenue
San Diego (92128)
Pearson Professional Centers - San Diego (North) CA, 11770 Bernardo Plaza Court, Suite 463, Sunroad Financial Plaza
San Diego (92123)
Pearson Professional Centers - San Diego CA, 9619 Chesapeake Drive, Suite 208
San Dimas (91773)
Pearson Professional Centers - San Dimas (LA), 140 East Via Verde, Suite 110
San Francisco (94133)
Pearson Professional Centers - San Francisco, 201 Filbert Street, Suite 200
San Jacinto (92583)
Mt. San Jacinto College, 1499 N. State Street, Building 100, Room 109
San Jose (95148)
Peace of Mind Insurance Services, Reid-Hillview Airport, 2635 Cunningham Ave #A1
San Jose (95136)
Silicon Valley Adult Education, 760 Hillsdale Avenue, Room 10
San Luis Obispo (93407)
Cal Poly State University, 1 Grand Avenue, Building 124, Room 121
San Marcos (92069)
California College San Diego - San Marcos Campus, 277 Rancheros Drive, Suite 200
San Marcos (92069)
Pearson Professional Centers - San Marcos CA, 570 Rancheros Drive, Suite 110
Santa Ana (92701)
California Coast University, 925 N. Spurgeon Street
Santa Ana (92701)
Qbics Career College, 1125 E. 17th Street, Suite E210
Santa Maria (93454)
Pearson Professional Centers - Santa Maria CA, 1010 South Broadway, Suite F, Gill Office Building
Santa Rosa (95403)
Empire College, 3035 Cleveland Avenue, Santa Rosa, California 95403
Simi Valley (93065)
Simi Valley Adult School and Career Institute, 1880 Blackstock Avenue
Stockton (95219)
National University - Stockton Campus, 3520 Brookside Road, Suite 101
Sunnyvale (94085)
California South Bay University, 830 Stewart Drive, Suite 118
Susanville (96130)
Lassen Library District, 1618 Main Street
Taft (93268)
Taft College, 29 Cougar Court
Tarzana (91356)
American University Connection, 5530 Corbin Avenue, Suite 120-B
Thousand Oaks (91360)
Conejo Valley Adult School, 1025 Old Farm Road
Ukiah (95482)
Ukiah Adult School, 1056 North Bush Street
Visalia (93277)
Pearson Professional Centers - Visalia CA, 5300 West Tulare Avenue, Suite 108, Inside the Cigna Building
Vista (92081)
Vista Adult School, 510 Sunset Drive
Watsonville (95076)
Pajaro Valley USD - Watsonville Aptos Adult Education, 294 Green Valley Road
Westlake Village (91361)
Pearson Professional Centers - Westlake Village (LA), 875 South Westlake Boulevard, Suite 106, Westlake Corporate Centre
Willows (95988)
Glenn Adult Program, 823 W. Laurel Street, #401
Woodland (95695)
Woodland Adult Education, 575 Hays Street

*Please note: The above information is provided for your convenience. No warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of this information.  All test-takers should visit the official CBEST website at http://www.ctcexams.nesinc.com/about_CBEST.asp to confirm testing center locations, fees, registration, and testing requirements before enrolling.


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Want to learn more about the CBEST before registering?  Start by viewing our free CBEST Study Guide to get a concise overview of exactly what subject matter will appear on your exam, then take our free, full-length CBEST Practice Test with diagnostics to see how you will perform and identify any areas in which you may need to improve...

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PLEASE NOTE: The CBEST information provided above is intended as a helpful overview.  It is not comprehensive, and is not intended to replace the full information found on the official CBEST website.  No warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of this information.  All test-takers should visit the official CBEST website at www.cbest.nesinc.com for complete CBEST registration info and to confirm test dates, procedures, and testing requirements, and should consider their individual needs, before making any registration decision.  Teachers Test Prep is an independent test preparation company, and is not affiliated with Pearson Education, the company that administers the CBEST.


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