About the TEAS Exam > TEAS Online Exam - Proctored by your Institution

TEAS quick tips

  • The TEAS exam will be administered online by your school or your school’s testing center. The school will supply proctors (a person who monitors students during an exam) and important test details. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the school that will be administering the TEAS exam.
  • A four-function calculator (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) is built into the online TEAS exam.
  • You should have received your TEAS Assessment ID by email from your institution. If you have not received this ID by the day prior to your exam, please contact the institution at which you are taking the exam.
  • Plan on 4 hours maximum to complete your TEAS exam.
  • TEAS exams cannot be rescheduled or reimbursed. If you have an emergency, please contact the institution/testing center that will be administering your exam.
  • Download our TEAS Quick Start Guide, including visual step-by-step instructions.
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System requirements

Before the day of your exam, be sure you can meet the following system requirements:

  • Download Google Chrome™ Version 86 or later (Download). If you already have Google Chrome, make sure you have the most up-to-date version.
  • Test on a PC or a Mac. (You cannot use a phone or a tablet.):
    • PC – Windows 10 or later, minimum resolution 1024 x 600
    • Mac – Mac OS®X 10.11 or later, minimum resolution 1024 x 600
  • Enable JavaScript and cookies within your Google Chrome browser.
  • Disable your pop-up blocker in Google Chrome.
  • Install the Proctorio Chrome Extension in Google Chrome.
  • Have a microphone – either internal or external.
  • Have a webcam (minimum resolution 320x240 VGA) – either internal or external.
  • Ensure your internet speed is between 0.5 and 1 Mbps. You can test your internet speed using www.speedtest.net.
  • ATI does not consider technical issues on the tester’s computer or Internet to be a valid reason for a refund or free reschedule exception. Please make sure all technical requirements are met before the start time of the assessment and use the Dry-Run assessment if necessary to test your system.

Dry run 101

The purpose of the dry run is to walk through each step in the online exam process before your actual test day. 
Doing so will help identify any issues beforehand, as well as give you an idea as to what you can expect.

Before starting the dry run, you should:

  • Make sure your laptop or desktop computer is fully charged and equipped with a webcam and microphone.
  • Close all other windows and documents on your computer.
  • Have a government-issued photo ID card available.
  • Find a well-lit space and be ready for a room scan prior to your assessment.  Check out this exam environment guide from Proctorio for helpful tips.
  • Position your webcam from your shoulders up so that your face is fully visible. 

To begin the dry run:

  • Log in to your ATI student account and click “MY ATI” > “TEST”> “REMOTE PROCTORING DRY RUN.”
  • Click “BEGIN.” This will launch you into Proctorio at the “BEFORE YOU BEGIN” page.  Select “START EXAM PRE CHECKS” and follow the steps. 

Test day instructions

Before starting the exam, you should:

  • Make sure your laptop or desktop computer is fully charged and equipped with a webcam and microphone.
  • Close all other windows and documents on your computer.
  • Have a government-issued photo ID card available.
  • Find a well-lit space and be ready for a room scan prior to your assessment.  Check out this exam environment guide from Proctorio for helpful tips.
  • Position your webcam from your shoulders up so that your face is fully visible. 
  • Have a single piece of clean scratch paper and a pencil or pen for reference during the exam.

Start the log-in process 30 minutes prior to exam time:

  • Using the Google Chrome internet browser, go to www.atitesting.com and log into your ATI account.
  • Once logged in, click the “TEST” tab.
  • If you have the ATI TEAS Exam card, click “BEGIN.”
    • If you do not have the ATI TEAS Exam card, select “ADD PRODUCT” and input the Product/Assessment ID that was provided by your institution.
  • The proctor must approve you to begin the test.  The “BEGIN” button will not be activated until the proctor approves you.

Official TEAS Transcripts

  • You will receive 1 official transcript as a part of your ATI TEAS exam registration. This transcript will automatically be sent to the institution/testing center where you took your exam. 
  • Transcripts are electronically sent to the institution or testing center within 2 hours of the completion of your TEAS exam. 
  • You may purchase additional transcripts through the ATI Store to send your results to other institutions. 
    • Please note that some schools will not accept transcripts from exams taken at other locations. Please check with the school(s) to which you are applying to understand their TEAS exam policies prior to purchasing additional transcripts. 

ATI offers reporting of TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) results to schools as a convenience to nursing school applicants.  However, it is solely your responsibility to ensure that each of your school applications, as well as your TEAS exam results, is complete, properly submitted, and on file with each school. 

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TEAS Testing Accommodations

Please contact the institution/testing facility to arrange ADA accommodations prior to registering for your TEAS exam. 

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, each testing institution must provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a documented disability that hinders their ability to take any ATI assessment under standard conditions. It is the responsibility of each administering institution to determine how the disability will be reasonably accommodated in the testing process and for the proctor to ensure that the approved accommodation is in place.

Support for the TEAS Online Exam - Proctored by your Institution

General customer service before exam day:  Contact ATI Support at 1-800-667-7531.

For your Product/Assessment ID:  Contact the school that will be administering the TEAS exam.

Issues during the exam:  If you experience technical issues after you have launched your exam, contact Proctorio directly via the chat option in the Quiz Tools Window.


Don’t Forget to Prep

We are now offering the new 2020-2021 TEAS Study Manual with a full-length practice test in an eBook format as well as a new TEAS Online Practice Assessment (Version C). 

View all of our prep products here.

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Questions about your TEAS Online Exam at an institution?

If you are taking an online exam through an institution or testing center, you will need to contact that school or testing center to understand their test accommodations policy. Each school will determine its own policy for accommodations.

You may take an optional 10-minute bathroom break upon completion of the Mathematics section of the TEAS. At that time, you may not access any personal items including cell phones, notes, manuals, etc. Any excessive time taken away from your seat will result in a flag and may result in a formal review of your exam.

The exam sections are in the following order: Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English and Language Usage. After you complete the mathematics section, you will be presented with the following screen:

You may take your break and then, when you are ready to start the science section, please select “Proceed to next section” and your exam will continue.


No. A four-function calculator is built into the online exam. You will have addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division capabilities. You will not be able to use a personal calculator.

You can use a sheet of 8 ½” x 11” scratch paper to help work through questions on the TEAS exam. It must be blank and without any writing prior to the start of the TEAS exam.

No. Proctorio will never access your personal files or data stored on your computer.

No. Unlike some systems, Proctorio only uses facial detection. Facial detection is used to see if a test-taker is looking away from the screen for an extended period, if there are other people present in the test-taking environment, or if the test-taker has left the exam for any reason. All of these are indicated by the absence of a face on the screen for a set period.

Only your institution-approved exam administrator/proctor will be monitoring you during the TEAS exam, flagging certain behaviors as dictated by your institution. Decisions regarding potential breaches of exam integrity are left to the discretion of your institution.

No. Proctorio only runs during an exam. Since it is a browser extension, it can be uninstalled or disabled immediately after your TEAS exam is submitted and reinstalled or enabled if you need to take the TEAS again.

The institution will dictate what type of behavior it wants to monitor over the course of the exam. Exam administrators/proctors will then review exam attempts to determine whether any flagged behavior was truly infringing on the integrity of the exam.

Subtle movements, such as the ones mentioned, are not likely to be flagged. Even if such actions are flagged, the exam administrator can review the exam attempt and determine whether the given behavior was actually a breach of exam integrity or not.

For more information on the Proctorio online testing platform, visit their frequently asked question page here.

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