When you have all the information specified on the pre-registration checklist, you may choose how to register. If you register by Internet, go to the MTEL website and click on the Register Now button. Double check that all information entered is correct before submitting the page. You will receive an e-mail acknowledging an Internet registration submission right away, but your registration isn't complete until you later get a confirmation of registration. After your test date and site is assigned, you will get an additional e-mail exam admission ticket. This ticket needs to be printed and presented for you to enter the test site. You should also print at least one duplicate copy for your records.

Telephone registration is available Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific time. To use telephone registration, call 1-800-205-3334 or 1-916-928-4003. You will need pen and paper handy to record your reporting time and site, as well as other information. You will receive your admission ticket by U.S. mail.

Before You Register For The MTEL Test

Before you register to take the MTEL exams, you will obviously need to determine what tests you need. You can look at the certification requirements on the MTEL website. After you determine which tests you need to take, review the pre-registration checklist. You will need to have all the information before you can complete the registration process. Among the information you will need, is the test date and location where you want to take the test. You will also need the institution code for any institution you want your scores to be sent to.

You will need to have your payment method ready, and will have to provide accurate contact information, including your social security number and your full legal name. You should also be prepared to answer the background questions that include the number of semester hours you will have completed by the date of the MTEL test, when you earned those credits, and the institution code of the college or university where you completed the majority of your college course work. The other question you will probably need to look up an answer for is the code for your undergraduate major. If you had a double major, choose the major code closest to the test subject matter of the exam you are taking.

Registering For The MTEL Test

Depending on your circumstances you can either register on-line, via U.S. mail, or you can register over the telephone. Internet registration is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Telephone registration is available 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday thru Friday. For people choosing to register through the mail, the registration must be postmarked within the dates for regular registration, and must be received by the deadline date for late registration. It is also critical that there be no errors if you are registering through the mail since there is less opportunity to correct mistakes.

You will need all the information you gathered during the pre-registration process available to you. If you register on-line you will receive an acknowledgment of on-line registration e-mail right away. This is NOT your official notice that your registration is complete. You will receive a second e-mail within a day or so letting you know your registration went through. If you register on the telephone you will be given your report time and place over the phone. For those who register over the Internet you will get you ticket for admission in an e-mail that you should print. If you register on the telephone or through the mail, your admission ticket will come in the mail.

Registration Checklist

There are several steps to complete before you register for the MTEL exam. The first task is selecting the test and subtests that you wish to take. Then you select a test date and site to take the test. If you want your scores sent to colleges, find their institution codes. The codes will be required when you fill out the registration information. Internet registration is always available, for regular, late, or emergency registration. Telephone registration is allowed for late or emergency registration, but not for regular registration.

The MTEL accepts payment with credit, debit, and check cards. Prices vary per subtest depending on what area the test is in. Late registration carries an additional $18 fee, and emergency registration costs an additional $35. Additional copies of test results are $10; score verification fees are $20, for multiple choice sections, and $50 fore constructed response sections of any subtest. No fee is charged for changing your registration. Payment is expected at registration. For any person who has an outstanding balance 13 days after the day of the test, all scores for that test date are voided and will not be released at any time, even if subsequent payment is made.

Personal information required for registration includes name, address, daytime phone number, social security number, date of birth, and e-mail address. You will also need to provide the number of college semester credit hours you will have completed by the test date. You will need to identify when you earned the credit hours and provide the institution code of the college or university where you earned the majority of the credits. You will also need to specify why you are taking the MTEL exam or exams.

Last Updated: 12/08/2014