As the start of a new school approaches, teachers who need to take exams to get their teacher certification or other certifications can do so at College of the Mainland in Texas City.
Teacher certification exams being offered at COM include the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards and the Texas Examinations for Master Teachers. The exams are being offered daily starting Sept. 1.
These exams are aimed at candidates needing to certify for the first time and for those certifying in other areas. To sign up to take an exam, candidates must first register at the Texas Educator Certification Examination Program website at www.tx.nesinc.com. Once registered, candidates can schedule a test appointment at College of the Mainland. Appointments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
The COM Testing Center, located in the administration building on campus at 1200 Amburn Road, also offers TSI assessment tests for students and a variety of other exams from high school equivalency to fire protection and law enforcement exams. A valid/current picture ID is necessary to take an exam.
The testing center hours are from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. Admission into testing rooms ends an hour before closing and all testing stops at close of business.