General testing information for all applicants may be found in the Overview of Alabama Testing Requirements.
Visit the Educator Certification Section for information regarding the certification approaches.
Applicants for the issuance of the Professional Educator Certificate based on the completion of the CACREP program must successfully complete the current Alabama Educator Certification Assessment Program (AECAP) requirements, as well as specific testing associated with CACREP.
- pass the National Counseling Examination for Licensure and Certification;
- pass the required basic skills assessments of the AECAP (unless the applicant holds a valid Alabama Professional Educator Certificate or Professional Leadership Certificate); and
- pass the required Praxis® Subject Assessments (formerly the Praxis II® tests) as indicated in the chart below.
Individuals who choose to test prior to receiving a letter of eligibility from the Educator Certification Section of the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) do so at their own risk.
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 Subject Assessments, which may possibly be accepted to meet current test requirements if specific conditions are met, may be found at Previously Accepted Praxis Subject Assessments.
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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This page is a supplement to The Praxis Series® Information Bulletin.