Certification

School Leadership Assessments

All candidates for certification as a School Building Leader (SBL,) School District Leader (SDL,) or School District Business Leader (SDBL) are required to pass the appropriate New York State School Leadership Assessment.

The test requirements for each certificate title can be found through the Search Certification Requirements webpage.

School Building Leader Assessment Information

The Revised (Sept. 2013) School Building Leader Assessment is currently available, and the Revised (May 2019) School Building Leader Assessment will become operational on April 17, 2021. The Revised (Sept. 2013) School Building Leader Assessment will not be offered after August 31, 2024.

For the Initial School Building Leader certificate, individuals can fulfill the School Building Leader Assessment requirement for certification by passing:

  • Part One of either the Revised (Sept. 2013) School Building Leader Assessment or Revised (May 2019) School Building Leader Assessment, AND
  • Part Two of either the Revised (Sept. 2013) School Building Leader Assessment or Revised (May 2019) School Building Leader Assessment.

Part One and Part Two can be from different versions of the School Building Leader Assessment (i.e., Sept. 2013 or May 2019 versions).

Test Registration and Preparation

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: April 1, 2021