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Walk-In-Testing Information

     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 the number of the test center where you wish to test before visiting. 



 Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard of Hearing Callers Only)


 (717) 783-3058

 (717) 772-2685


 (215) 560-2255

 (215) 560-4367


 (412) 565-7666

 (412) 565-2484

 All Other Test Centers

 (717) 787-2935


     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 the test center to receive guidance regarding the best dates and times to utilize the walk-in testing option.  You must also apply for the examination you wish to take before reporting to the test center.
     When you arrive at the test center, please advise the staff person that you want to be tested as a walk-in candidate.  If you take an examination as a Walk-In and have a future scheduled date and time for the same examination, that date and time will be cancelled. 

     If you are traveling a long distance or are limited in the amount of time you can spend at the test center, we suggest self-scheduling your test through the Online Services link on our website.

     Tests are administered in our Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia offices Monday through Friday.  We also test approximately 10 days each month – Tuesdays, Wednesdays, with some Wednesday evenings, and Saturdays, at our testing centers in Erie, Johnstown, Lock Haven and Scranton. 

     Below is a list of dates in 2015 and 2016 when testing will not be available at any site, due to scheduled computer systems maintenance.


 2015 2016

August 7, 2015
August 21, 2015
September 4, 2015
September 18, 2015
October 9, 2015
October 30, 2015
November 13, 2015
November 25, 2015
December 11, 2015
December 24, 2015

January 15, 2016
January 29, 2016
February 12, 2016
February 26, 2016
March 11, 2016
March 25, 2016
April 15, 2016
April 29, 2016
May 13, 2016
May 27, 2016
June 3, 2016
June 17, 2016
July 1, 2016
July 15, 2016
August 12, 2016
August 26, 2016
September 2, 2016
September 16, 2016
October 7, 2016
October 21, 2016
November 10, 2016
November 23, 2016
December 2, 2016
December 23, 2016