ATI TEAS Testing

The Durham Tech Testing Center offers the ATI TEAS exam to students enrolled in Durham Tech's nursing programs. In order to take the ATI TEAS a student must have completed any developmental education requirements as well as a basic biology and chemistry course. If you have questions related to whether you qualify to take the test, please consult your academic advisor prior to registering.

The ATI TEAS exam is designed to assess a student's aptitude for success in a nursing program. Students must achieve an ATI TEAS score of 60 percent or higher on the Adjusted Individual Score to be eligible for admission into a nursing program. Scores older than 3 years will not be accepted. The ATI TEAS score is NOT included in the calculation of points for competitive admissions.

Please Note: The ATI Nursing test is not offered in June and July. The first available date to register for the ATI Nursing test will be August 1.

How to Register

  • To register, visit the following website: Click on "create a new account" then follow the screen prompts. You must register and pay online 15 days prior to taking the test.
  • The fee is $70. Students will need to make arrangements to pay for the test when they register. Registrations are non-refundable.
  • Students who arrive late will not be allowed to start the test.
  • Students who cancel or fail to show up on the date of the test will be required to complete another registration form and pay the full registration fee when rescheduling.
  • Students may take the ATI TEAS test twice during a 12-month period. If a student takes the ATI TEAS test more than twice in 12 months, only the first two attempts will be considered. ATI TEAS scores are good for three years.

Testing Day Procedures

  • ATI TEAS students must arrive on time with the email confirmation admissions ticket for the online test.
  • No exceptions. No refunds.
  • A photo ID is required. Students will not be allowed to take the test without photo identification.
  • No calculators are permitted.
  • Pencils and scrap paper will be provided and collected when the test is completed.
  • Cell phones, iPods, pagers (and other electronic devices), books, notes, or study guides are prohibited from use during the test session. Any applicant using any of the above during the test session will be asked to leave the testing site immediately.
  • No food or drinks are allowed.
  • No children are allowed.

Preparation is strongly recommended. Student material can be found at ATI TEAS Test Prep classes are sometimes offered through our Continuing Education Department.

Special Accommodations

If special accommodations are required due to functional limitations from a disability, contact the Counseling and Student Development office, located in the Phail Wynn, Jr. Student Services Center, room 1209 or call 919-536-7208 or email disability services at