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CASLI Testing Information

Testing candidates must register through their own CASLI account for their test and receive a token number before they can schedule a test date with us.

For any questions regarding the purchase of the CASLI Performance Exam – NIC & CASLI Performance Exam – CDI, please contact CASLI directly at

If you have already purchased your exam through CASLI and have a token number you can now schedule your testing time slot with the agency at

Test candidate will receive a confirmation email from Beyond the Words, Inc. with testing information within 72  hours of requesting an exam time slot at our testing site.

What You Need to Know Before Taking the Exam

Testing Candidates need to arrive 20 minutes prior to the actual exam test time (for example if your test is at 9:30am, please plan to arrive on site by 9:10am)

Please re-read the CASLI agreement that you signed prior to purchasing your exam.

Review “What to Expect” with the exam and CASLI’s cancellation policy.

Bring your valid government-issued ID and your token number/letter.  If you do not have both of these, the exam will NOT be administered to you.

Acceptable forms of identification are:

  • Government-issued driver’s license
  • State ID card
  • Non-expired Passport/Military ID (except those with chips)
  • Permanent resident visa or green card

Unacceptable forms of identification include:

  • Employee identification or work badge
  • University/college identification
  • Credit/debit/bank cards with accompanying  photograph

Candidate’s name on the photo ID and the candidate’s name on the CASLI account must match exactly when the candidate’s exam token number is entered.

Any special accommodations must be made through CASLI prior to taking the exam. No same day accommodations can be made.  Test Administrator/Proctor is not authorized to review or approve any special accommodations.

Testers are not permitted to bring the following items into the exam room:

  • Cell Phones/Electronic Devices
  • Purses Bags/Backpacks
  • Watches of any kind
  • Wallets
  • Written materials (including books and notes)
  • Pens, pencils, or any writing instruments
  • Unnecessary Clothing or Headgear (except religious apparel), otherwise no hats, gloves, jacket, etc.
  • Large Jewelry (wedding bands are okay)
  • Food or Drink

It is recommended that testers not bring any personal/high value items to the testing site.  Any such items should be left in the trunk of their vehicle

If you do bring personal items to the test site, the test administrator will show you where to store them. Neither test administrators nor CASLI will be responsible for lost or stolen items.

Rescheduling an Exam

The exam appointment cannot be rescheduled within three (3) business days of the scheduled exam appointment except in the cases of approved emergencies.  If the candidate does not rescheduled at least three (3) business days prior to the exam appointment and/or does not show up for the exam, it will be considered a missed appointment.  This forfeits the candidate’s exam and all related exam fees.  The candidate would then need to register and pay for the exam again in order to sit for it.  Please note the only exception to this rescheduling policy is a documented, excusable emergency situation as described in the “Cancellations and Missed Appointments section below.

Cancellations and Missed Appointments

Candidates who missed their scheduled exam appointment or need to cancel their exam appointment after the deadline due to an excusable emergency situation must notify the test site and Test Administrator immediately. Candidate MUST also contact the CASLI Office at or (571) 257-4761 at the first available opportunity to be considered for a cost-free rescheduled exam appointment.

Excusable emergency situations include:

  • The death of an immediate family member
  • Accident, illness, or hospitalization of self or an immediate family member (verified by official documentation or a doctor’s note)
  • A natural disaster or inclement weather that prevents test candidate from traveling to the test site

Documentation of the emergency must be submitted by the candidate to CASLI by email at

If CASLI verifies that the emergency qualifies, the candidate may reschedule an exam appointment, cost-free, within forty-five (45) days of the approval or within a period of time deemed appropriate by CASLI.

No Show

If a candidate does not appear for their scheduled examination time and does not reschedule/cancel prior to their scheduled exam, the candidate will be considered a no show and forfeit their exam and exam fees.