Certification

School Leadership Examinations

All candidates for Certification as a School Building Leader (SBL,) School District Leader (SDL,) or School District Business Leader (SDBL) graduating from New York State approved preparation programs are required to pass the appropriate New York State School Leadership Examination.

All graduates of non New York State leadership programs, regardless of the date of application, are required to take and pass the appropriate school leadership examination.

The NYSTCE School Leadership Assessments (SLA) for Certification as a School Building Leader (SBL,) School District Leader (SDL,) and School District Business Leader (SDBL,) are administered individually, by computer, during several separate testing window opportunities per year, at Pearson VUE Test Centers throughout New York, as well as at additional testing centers in adjoining states and nationally.

Registration information, including the complete examination schedule, test center locations, the test frameworks, and the preparation guides are all available online at www.nystce.nesinc.comExternal Link Icon.
Last Updated: February 21, 2014