The TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) assessment measures basic essential skills in the academic areas of Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English and language usage.

Coordinated Program Entry Students,

We are now scheduling for the ATI TEAS exam. The exam will be taken from home on your personal computer and must be scheduled at least 2 days in advance. Please be aware there will also be an additional $5 proctor fee for the testing from home option. 

The scheduling and registration process requires that we know and have your ATI TEAS username. If you are a first time tester, please create an account at and make sure to select Central NM CC AH as the institution. 

  • Future attempts must be a minimum of 7 days after the previous attempt.
  • There is a maximum of 5 attempts within a 12 month period. The 12 month count begins at first failed attempt.

For additional information, please email the CPE office at or call (505) 224-4111.

Programs Requiring the ATI TEAS Exam

ATI TEAS for Allied Health or the HESI A2 is required for entrance into the following Coordinated Entry Program:

  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Veterinary Technology
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Radiology Technology

ATI TEAS is the required exam for entrance to the following Coordinated Entry Programs:

  • Physical Therapy Assistant


  • The exam fee is $65.00 (payable at time of exam)
  • Textbooks, notebooks, paper and children are not allowed in the testing lab
  • Scratch paper is provided and will be collected
  • There is a 7 day wait in between testing dates
  • There is a maximum of 5 attempts within a 12 month period. The 12 month count begins at first failed attempt.

Schedule my Exam


  • Photo ID
  • Credit card, Debit card or Pre-paid card for $65 fee

What the Exam Tests

  • Reading Comprehension (58 minutes with 48 questions, 28% of exam)
  • Mathematics (51 minutes with 34 questions, 20% of exam)
  • Science (66 minutes with 54 questions, 32% of exam)
  • English and Language Usage (34 minutes with 34 questions, 20% of exam)

Assessment Scores

Students must meet minimum required scores listed below:

    • Minimum required scores in Reading, Math, English and Science can be obtained through multiple attempts, however each attempt must have a minimum comprehensive score of 60.00%
    • If a student reaches a minimum required score in one of the four categories, but does not score a 60.00% overall the attempt will not be valid

Minimum Required Scores:

  • Comprehensive 60.00%
  • Reading 70.30%
  • Math 67.90%
  • English 58.50%
  • Science 47.40%

Scores are valid for 5 years.

If you have any questions regarding the exam please see the testing technician at the Assessment Center.