General testing information for all applicants may be found in the Overview of Alabama Testing Requirements.
Visit the Educator Certification Section for information regarding this certification approach.
Individuals applying for the issuance of the Professional Educator Certificate based on completion of the Career and Technical Certificate to Professional Educator Certificate Approach must successfully complete the current Alabama Educator Certification Assessment Program (AECAP) requirements:
- Pass the required Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core). The Praxis Core is not required if the individual previously passed all three components of the modified WorkKeys® assessments that were offered by ACT® for Alabama teacher certification. Scores for the WorkKeys assessments must be on file and the application for Alabama certification must be received in Educator Certification Section on or before August 31, 2022. If a valid Alabama Professional Educator Certificate or Professional Leadership Certificate is held, the Praxis Core is also not required;
- Pass the required Praxis® Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) test as indicated in the chart below. The PLT is not required if the individual holds a valid Alabama Professional Educator Certificate or Professional Leadership Certificate.
Individuals who choose to test prior to receiving a letter of eligibility from the Educator Certification Section of the ALSDE do so at their own risk.
Important: TEST CHANGES and SCORE INCREASES are effective for tests taken and applications received in the Educator Certification Section of the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) on or after September 1, 2019. The score earned on the date a test was taken MAY or MAY NOT be deemed as "passing" when the test taker's application is received in the Educator Certification Section of the ALSDE. Information can be viewed in the Educator Assessment Policies.
Find the certification area below to determine which test(s) is/are 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.
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).
Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators
|To Meet Requirements for||You Need to Take||Test Code||Qualifying Score|
|Issuance of the Professional Educator Certificate||Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading||5712||*|
|Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing||5722||*|
|Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics (On-screen four-function calculator provided.)||5732||*|
|If you wish to take all three Core tests (5712, 5722, 5732) at the same time, select Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (5751) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5712, 5722, 5732).|
Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT)
|To Be Certified in||You Need to Take||Test Code||Qualifying Score|
|All 6–12 Teaching Fields||Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12||5624||*|
This page is a supplement to The Praxis® Tests Information Bulletin.