Test Dates

Refer to the following table for information about registration options and deadlines for each paper-based test session. Not all tests are available on all test dates; refer to "Test Selection" for test availability.

Test Date Regular Registration
Late Registration Deadline
(additional fee applies)
Emergency Registration Deadline
(additional fee applies)
Score Report
October 26, 2013 September 13, 2013 October 4, 2013 October 18, 2013 November 27, 2013
March 1, 2014 January 17, 2014 February 7, 2014 February 21, 2014 April 4, 2014* **
May 10, 2014 March 28, 2014 April 18, 2014 May 2, 2014 June 13, 2014*
July 12, 2014*** May 30, 2014 June 20, 2014 July 3, 2014 August 15, 2014
You may make a request for alternative testing arrangements when you register for the MTEL during the regular, late, or emergency registration period. To ensure that there is adequate time to process your request, you are strongly encouraged to register and submit all required information as early as possible, preferably by the regular registration deadline. Refer to "Alternative Testing Arrangements" for further information.
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.
Telephone Registration

Emergency registration period only.

To register by telephone, call (413) 256-2892 or (866) 565-4894, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. eastern time, Monday–Friday, excluding the following holiday: October 14, 2013. Emergency registration ends at 5:00 p.m. eastern time on the last day of the emergency registration period.
The telephone reregistration service is available during the regular and late reregistration periods only. See below for telephone reregistration information and the reregistration schedule.
* Note that the score report dates for the March 1, 2014, and May 10, 2014, test sessions fall during the late registration periods for the May 10, 2014, and July 12, 2014, test sessions, respectively. Therefore, the late registration fee will be waived for candidates who register during the late registration period to retake the same test(s) at the May or July test session. See "Test Fees and Payment Policies" for more information.

** Score reporting will be delayed until spring 2014 for Chinese, German, Italian, and Portuguese, pending the setting of standards for these newly redeveloped tests.

*** Note that most test centers will not be air-conditioned during the summer months.

Test dates for the next program year will be posted here in summer 2014.

2013–2014 Telephone Reregistration Schedule

For candidates who have registered for the MTEL before, the telephone reregistration service is available for paper-based tests at (413) 256-2892 or (866) 565-4894 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday, excluding the following holidays:

Telephone reregistration must be completed by the candidate who is registering for the licensure test. Before you call, review the "Registration Checklist" to ensure that you have all the information that you need to register.

If you register by telephone, you must pay the test fees using a credit card (VISA or MasterCard only) or a debit or check card that carries the VISA or MasterCard logo and that can be used without the entry of a personal identification number (PIN). Bank cards without a VISA or MasterCard logo cannot be accepted.

After you complete your telephone registration, any changes must be submitted on the Internet by the late registration deadline of the test date for which you are registered or the new test date you are requesting, whichever is earlier. See "Changing Your Registration" for information about how to submit a registration modification request.

Test Date Regular Reregistration Period Late Reregistration Period
(additional fee applies)
October 26, 2013 September 3–13, 2013 September 16–October 4, 2013
March 1, 2014 January 6–17, 2014 January 20–February 7, 2014
May 10, 2014 March 17–28, 2014 March 31–April 18, 2014
July 12, 2014 May 19–30, 2014 June 2–20, 2014