Overview of Alabama Testing Requirements
Alabama's testing program has been adopted by the Alabama State Board of Education. The Alabama Educator Certification Testing Program (AECTP) consists of the basic skills assessments and Praxis II® tests (content knowledge and pedagogical knowledge).
All applicants seeking certification in Alabama must successfully complete the AECTP test requirements, as applicable.
All applicants seeking to reinstate an Alabama certificate that has lapsed for less than 12 months may choose to successfully complete the AECTP Praxis II® test requirements for certificate reinstatement.
All applicants seeking to reinstate an Alabama certificate that has lapsed for more than 12 months must successfully complete the AECTP Praxis II test requirements for certificate reinstatement.
Choose from one of the certification approaches to the left for specific testing requirements.
Visit the Alabama Department of Education's (ALSDE) website for specific information about the Alabama certification approaches.
- Alabama requires your complete and accurate Social Security number (SSN) to process educator certification paperwork. ETS does not require your SSN for its own purposes, but will submit it to Alabama with your test results. Submitting your registration without your complete and accurate SSN will delay processing of your Alabama certification application.
- If you test in Alabama, your score report will be sent automatically to the Alabama State Department of Education. If you test outside of Alabama, select the Alabama State Department of Education (state code 7020) as a score recipient when you register or on an additional score report request.
- Alabama requires official electronic score reports directly from ETS. Alabama does not accept paper score reports. All scores for current and discontinued tests are only reportable by ETS for 10 years from the date the test was taken.
- Beginning with the 2014–15 testing year, ETS will discontinue paper-delivered testing. However, tests will be available in a paper-delivered format as required for ADA accommodations. All scores for previously administered paper-delivered tests are reportable for 10 years by ETS from the date the test was taken.