The issue of you not being able to figure out the solution is not by accident. Nothing the CAS done is without careful deliberation and intent. That was precisely one of their objectives, to raise the barrier to entry while using CBT as a cover to implement their plan. Talk about subtle and sneaky. They get an A for always finding new ways to delay credentials.
I’m waiting to see if I failed before registering. What you described is what I experienced for the Fall sitting. It took me a few hours to find a location close by. The best you can do is keep looking. Due to COVID, capacity is limited so there’s no guarantees you’ll find a center in your area.