Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) Accredited School Counseling Program

General testing information for all applicants may be found in the Overview of Alabama Testing Requirements.

Information regarding the CACREP Approach may be found at Certification Forms.

This approach requires successful completion of the Alabama Educator Certification Testing Program (AECTP) requirements, as well as specific testing associated with CACREP as listed below. Applicants for the issuance of the Professional Educator Certificate based on the completion of the CACREP program must:

  • pass the National Counseling Examination for Licensure and Certification;
  • pass the basic skills assessments required by the AECTP (unless the applicant holds a valid Alabama Professional Educator Certificate or Professional Leadership Certificate); and
  • pass the Praxis II® test(s) as indicated in the chart below.

Individuals who choose to test prior to receiving a letter of eligibility from the Teacher Certification Section of the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) do so at their own risk.

Please Note:

Find the certification area below to determine which test(s) is required. To learn more about a specific test, click the test title. Visit these links to find out how to register for Praxis® tests or to read the Praxis test retake policy.

Previously accepted Praxis II test(s), which may possibly be accepted to meet current test requirements if specific conditions are met, may be found at Previously Accepted Praxis II Tests.

In general, unless it is specifically stated that a calculator is permitted or required for a particular test, calculators may not be used on Praxis tests (see Calculator Use).

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School Counseling
Professional School Counselor 5421 151

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