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Become a Test Center

What's needed to be an SAT® test center?

The two most important requirements for a test center are proper facilities, and a professional who is qualified and willing to serve as the test center supervisor. Other aspects that are considered in the decision to open a new test center are:

  • Capacity needs
  • Security concerns

Test center supervisor responsibilities

The test center supervisor has responsibility for all aspects of testing. The supervisor must be a member of the faculty or professional staff of an educational or governmental institution and must have experience administering standardized tests.

The supervisor:

  • Receives and accounts for all testing materials
  • Returns answer sheets and critical testing materials immediately after testing
  • Recruits and trains staff to administer the tests
  • Arranges for facilities that meet SAT Program requirements
  • Admits test-takers after checking IDs and admission documents
  • Adheres to all SAT Program policies for fair and standardized testing conditions, including supplying approved accommodations
  • Fully reports on all test day activities and irregularities (if any)

The supervisor may recruit staff as needed to act as associate supervisors and proctors. Associate supervisors administer the tests in individual testing rooms. They must be current or retired faculty members or professional staff, or graduate students. Proctors assist with checking in students and monitor the halls or assist in testing rooms as needed. 

Test Administration Services

Test centers are overseen for the SAT Program by Test Administration Services (TAS), a division of Educational Testing Services. If you are interested in becoming an SAT test center, contact TAS by email at, phone at (800) 257-5123 or (609) 771-7788, or mail at:

The College Board SAT Program
P.O. Box 6200
Princeton, NJ 08541-6200

Customized Entry Pages


Go to the SAT Downloads and Materials Ordering page to view and print these and other related materials:

  • Educator Handbook for the SAT and SAT Subject Tests

Coming in Spring 2016: The Redesigned SAT

More About Test Centers

Learn about becoming an SAT test center.


  • SAT Program for K-12
  • Phone: (888) SAT-HELP
  • International: (212) 520-8600
  • Phones are available between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday. Summer hours (from the end of June through August) are 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET). The SAT Program Educator Helpline may be reached by completing this email inquiry form.

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