University of Houston-Victoria



TExES/ExCET Testing

The University of Houston-Victoria is an official testing site for the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) and the Examination for the Certification of Educators (ExCET) on behalf of Educational Testing Services (ETS).

These computer-based administrations are generally held on Fridays in room 201 of the Center building. To check for pricing, prerequisites, upcoming administration dates, or to register for the TExES/ExCET visit the ETS webpage.

For questions about the test, examinees can call ETS at 1-800-205-2626 or send an email to

For information about the testing site, please email the Testing Center or call 361-570-4285.

Things to Know Before Test Day

Examinees should report to the University Center Building by 9:30 a.m. No examinees will be admitted after 10:00 a.m.

Leave all personal items in your vehicle. You will only need a VALID photo ID for admittance (see ID Requirements). No purses, bags, cell phones, watches, jewelry (except engagement or wedding rings), smartwatches, fitbits or electronic devices allowed. Eyeglasses may be required to be removed for close visual inspection. Clothing and other personal items that include, but are not limited to, hair accessories, neckties, bowties, hats, scarves, jackets and outerwear are subject to inspection.

Pencils and scratch paper will be provided (no mechanical pencils or highlighters).

Cell phones or any kind of electronic communication devices are not allowed in the testing center. All cell phones should be left at home or in a vehicle. Using a cell phone or possessing a cell phone or other electronic communication device during testing is grounds for dismissal.

For more information about what examinees should know before test day, please visit the ETS webpage, TExES - On The Day Of The Test. Examinees should also check the current Registration Bulletin 24 hours prior to their exam for any changes in check-in or testing policies and/or procedures.

For information about preparing and studying for TExES/ExCET exams, contact the School of Education, Health Professions and Human Development at 361-570-4371.