Test Dates

Test Dates for Computer-Based Testing

Computer-based tests are available year-round by appointment, Monday through Saturday (excluding some holidays).

Registration for computer-based testing is available only on the Internet by selecting "Register Now" on the VCLA Web site. There are no registration deadlines; however, you should plan to register as early as possible before your desired test date, as seating is limited. Before registering, you may check real-time seat availability and review test center locations.

Please note seat availability information is subject to change. Due to the amount of time required to process a registration, you may not be able to schedule an appointment to test if you register within three calendar days of the day on which you plan to test.

Score reporting. Scores will be available within 10 business days of your test date.

Test Dates for Paper-Based Testing

Paper-based testing is offered at at least six test administrations per program year. Refer to the following table for registration options and deadlines for each test administration.

Test Date Regular Registration Deadline
Late Registration Deadline
(additional fee applies) envelope
Emergency Registration Deadline
(additional fee applies) telephone
Score Report Date
September 22, 2012 August 24, 2012 August 31, 2012 September 18, 2012 October 19, 2012
November 3, 2012 October 5, 2012 October 12, 2012 October 30, 2012 November 30, 2012
January 19, 2013 December 21, 2012 December 28, 2012 January 15, 2013 February 15, 2013
March 23, 2013 February 22, 2013 March 1, 2013 March 19, 2013 April 19, 2013
May 18, 2013 April 19, 2013 April 26, 2013 May 14, 2013 June 14, 2013
July 13, 2013 June 14, 2013 June 21, 2013 July 9, 2013 August 9, 2013
October 26, 2013* September 27, 2013 October 4, 2013 October 22, 2013 November 22, 2013
The deadline for submission of requests and all necessary documentation for alternative testing arrangements is the regular registration deadline. Because of space, staff, and time constraints, there can be no assurance that requests received after this deadline can be accommodated.
mouse icon Internet Registration
All registration periods. To register on the Internet, your registration must be completed by 5:00 p.m. eastern time on the registration deadline for the period.
envelope U.S. Mail Registration
Regular and late registration periods only. To register by mail during the regular registration period, your registration materials must be postmarked by the regular registration deadline. During the late registration period, your registration materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. eastern time on the late registration deadline.
telephone Telephone Registration
Emergency registration period only. To register by telephone, call (866) 613-3292 or (413) 256-2888, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. eastern time, Monday–Friday, excluding the following holidays: September 3, 2012; January 1, 2013; July 4, 2013; and October 14, 2013. You must call by 5:00 p.m. eastern time on the emergency registration deadline.

*Registration for the October 2013 paper-based administration is available online and by telephone only, and payment must be made using a credit card.