Overview of Georgia Testing Requirements
How to Qualify for Certification
- Complete an approved teacher education program.
- Be recommended by your college, university or program provider.
- Be recommended for full professional certification.
- Earn satisfactory scores on a state-approved certification assessment.
Beginning in September of 2006, the state of Georgia requires candidates for educator certification to take the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators® (GACE®) assessment. If you are a new candidate for educator certification, please visit the Georgia Professional Standards Commission website for further information.
Who Must Take the Tests?
At this time, Praxis™ tests are not required for certification in Georgia, except in the field of Speech and Language Pathology. Other candidates are required to take the Georgia test(s) for certification.
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.
If you hold or have held a professional certificate in another state, and have passed the appropriate content knowledge test required by that state for that certification field, you are not required to take the Georgia test(s) for licensure.
If you hold or have held a professional certificate in another state where a content knowledge test was not required, you may be eligible for a nonrenewable certificate before passing the required Georgia test(s), if a request is made by a Georgia school system.
- About the Praxis™ Tests
- The Praxis Series™ Information Bulletin
- Prepare for a Test
- Register for a Test
- Accommodations for Test Takers with Disabilities