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COVID-19 Update

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS has modified practice procedures and will be providing all services by secure Zoom or telephone. Please call the reception desk at 509-335-4511 during regular business hours to access services, whether you are a current counseling client, current psychiatry client, or a student who wants to start counseling or psychiatry.

Testing Services is operating with limited capacity. Students and visitors are expected to abide by all current COVID-19 related university policies and public health directives, including:

  • wearing a mask/cloth face covering,
  • maintaining physical distancing of 6 feet, and
  • completing positive self-attestation.

If you are feeling sick (coughing, fever, trouble breathing, etc.), stay home, and contact your healthcare provider. If you must cancel your exam because of illness, we will reschedule the exam as soon as possible. Any testing candidate exhibiting symptoms consistent with being ill will not be admitted for testing.

Students or visitors who do not comply with these directives will be required to leave the testing center; in egregious or repetitive cases, WSU students may be referred to the Center for Community Standards.

Testing Services – WEST

Testing Services offers the Washington Educator Skills Test (WEST) and other NES exams on computer most weekdays between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. The WEST is required for all prospective teachers in Washington State and WSU’s teacher preparation program.

Test takers must have an email address, current government issued photo ID, and a debit card or credit card to register for an exam. All test registration and scheduling for exams is done online through the WEST website. WEST subject tests are only offered as computer based tests. Paper and pencil tests are no longer offered.

For more information, visit the the WEST website or contact WSU College of Education Student Services & Certification at or 509-335-4855.