Overview of California Testing Requirements
How to Qualify for Certification
Individuals seeking California certification must meet the academic and/or experience requirements for their specific certification area. Prospective California educators are encouraged to visit the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) website for complete details on requirements, examinations and approved teacher preparation programs.
- ETS is offering the Speech-Language Pathology test in a computer-delivered format that will be introduced in December 2012. Visit Test Centers and Dates to find testing centers near you. The computer-delivered version covers the same content as the paper-delivered version and is scored on the same scale; however, the computer-delivered test has a different test code.
- Even though Educational Testing Service (ETS) does not require a candidate's Social Security number (SSN), the California CTC currently matches test results sent to them by ETS based on the candidate's full SSN. Credential applicants who list the California CTC as a score recipient and do not give their full SSN, may experience a delay in having their credential application processed or be required to submit their score results with their credential application.
- Other than the basic skills examination and select bilingual examinations, passing exam scores must be used towards California certification within five years of the passing date.
Who Must Take the Tests?
Information on the examinations required for the type of certification you are seeking can be found in the Examinations section of the California CTC website.
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- Prepare for a Test
- Register for a Test
- Accommodations for Test Takers with Disabilities