Kentucky Test Requirements

Find your certification area below to determine which test(s) you need to take. To learn more about a specific test, click the test title. Once you know your test(s), find out how to register for Praxis™ tests and read the Praxis test retake policy.

Paper-delivered tests are offered on specific test administration dates throughout the year. There are two test sessions per day. You may take up to three tests on a given day, depending on the length of each test. You can find test lengths and overviews at the Test at a Glance (TAAG) links below. Most tests are offered in both Session 1 and Session 2. Refer to the fees page for tests that are restricted to a particular session. Not all tests are offered on each administration date. Please plan ahead by checking the Test Date Exceptions table.

Computer-delivered tests are given by appointment. Visit Test Centers and Dates to find testing centers near you. Not all computer-delivered tests are offered continuously. Please plan ahead by checking the Computer-delivered Tests page. Ready to register? Register online with credit/debit card, eCheck or PayPal®.

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

If you test in Kentucky, your score report will be sent automatically to the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board. If you test outside of Kentucky, select the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (state code 7283) as a score recipient when you register or on an additional score report request.

Notes:

  • In general, test codes that begin with "5" are delivered in computer format; codes that begin with "0" are delivered on paper.
  • "CDT" refers to computer-delivered tests. "PDT" refers to paper-delivered tests.

Teacher Preparation Entry Assessment

If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Praxis I exams (5710, 5720, 5730) at the same time, select Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Test: Combined Test (5750) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5710, 5720, 5730).

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Entrance into a Teacher Preparation Program Praxis I: Reading 5710 0710 176
and
Praxis I: Writing 5720 0720 174
and
Praxis I: Mathematics 5730 0730 174

Tests Required for Specific Licensure Areas

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (B–P) Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education ² LV 5023 0023 166

Elementary Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Elementary Education (P–5) Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (Calculator allowed.) 5031 n/a *
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5032 n/a 165
Mathematics Subtest (Calculator allowed.) 5033 n/a 164
Social Studies Subtest 5034 n/a 155
Science Subtest (Calculator allowed.) 5035 n/a 159
* To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. You must take the full test on your initial attempt. If after your first attempt you did not pass one of the individual subtests, you may take just that subtest again for a reduced fee.
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 0622 160

Middle School Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Middle School: English and Communications Middle School English Language Arts 5049 0049 158
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160
Middle School: Mathematics
Middle School Mathematics (Calculator allowed.) n/a 0069 148
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160
Middle School: Science
Middle School Science n/a 0439 144
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160
Middle School: Social Studies Middle School Social Studies 5089 0089 149
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160

Secondary Education

All Grades

World Languages

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Arabic (P–12) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 0622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 160
Chinese (P–12) Chinese (Mandarin): World Language 5665 n/a 164
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 0622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 160
French (P–12) French: World Language 5174 n/a 162
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 0622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 160
German (P–12) German: World Language 5183 n/a 163
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 0622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 160
Japanese (P–12) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 0622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 160
Latin (P–12) Latin¹²LV n/a 0601 166
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 0622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 160
Russian (P–12) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 0622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 160
Spanish (P–12) Spanish: World Language 5195 n/a 168
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 0622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 160

All Other All Grades Categories

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Art (P–12) Art: Content and Analysis n/a 0135 161
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 0622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 160
Health (P–12) Health Education 5551 n/a 155
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 0622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 160
Integrated Music
(P–12);
Vocal Music
(P–12);
Instrumental Music
(P–12)
Music: Content and Instruction 5114 n/a 162
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 0622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 160
Physical Education (P–12) Physical Education: Content and Design 5095 0095 169
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 0622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 160
School Media Librarian (P–12) Library Media Specialist¹ 5311 0311 156
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 0622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 160
School Psychologist School Psychologist n/a 0401 161
Option for Health (P–12) and Physical Education (P–12)   Note:Test (0856/5856) is an option ONLY for individuals seeking certification in BOTH Health and Physical Education simultaneously. Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5856 0856 156
and
Physical Education: Movement Forms – Analysis and Design n/a 0092 151
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 0622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 160

Exceptional Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Communication Disorders (P–12)These tests are not for SLPA educator certification. Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 0354 151
and
Speech-Language Pathology 5330 0330 600
Hearing Impaired (P–12) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 0354 151
and
Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students²LV 5272 n/a 160
Hearing Impaired with Sign Proficiency (P–12) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 0354 151
and
Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students²LV 5272 n/a 160
and select one of the following non-ETS assessments:
Education Sign Skills Evaluations (ESSE)(Click on the test name for assessment information.)     Intermediate Level
or
Sign Communication: Proficiency Overview (SCPI)(Click on the test name for assessment information.)     Intermediate Level
Learning and Behavior Disorders (P–12) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications 5543 0543 158
For another option of assessments for this certificate see 16 KAR 6:010.
Moderate and Severe Disabilities (P–12) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications 5545 0545 158
For another option of assessments for this certificate see 16 KAR 6:010.
Visually Impaired (P–12) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 0354 151
and
Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments²LV 5282 n/a 163

Career & Technical Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Agriculture (5–12) Agriculture²LV n/a 0700 520
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 160
Business and Marketing Education (5–12) Business Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5101 0101 154
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 160
Engineering and Technology (5–12) Technology Education 5051* n/a 159
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 160
Family and Consumer Sciences (5–12) Family and Consumer Sciences 5121 0121 162
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 160
Industrial Education (5–12) See 16 KAR 6:020. Contact Vickiel Staley at the Kentucky Department of Tech. Education.

* Available beginning July 2014.

Restricted Base Certificates

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Computer Information Systems (P–12) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 0622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 160
Dance (P–12) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 0622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 160
English as a Second Language (P–12) English to Speakers of Other Languages 5361 n/a 157
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 0622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 160
Journalism (8–12) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 160
Psychology (8–12) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 160
Sociology (8–12) Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 160
Speech/Media Communications(8–12) Speech Communication: Content Knowledge²LV 5221 n/a 146
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 160
Theater (P–12) Theatre¹²LV n/a 0641 162
and
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 5622 0622 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 5623 0623 160
or
Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 0624 160

Endorsements

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
English as a Second Language (P–12) English to Speakers of Other Languages¹ 5361 n/a 157
Gifted (P–12) Gifted Education²LV n/a 0357 152
Learning and Behavior Disorders (P–12) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications 5543 0543 158
For another option of assessments for this certificate see 16 KAR 6:010.
Literacy Specialist (P–12) Reading Specialist 5301 n/a 164
Reading (P–12) Teaching Reading 5204 0204 153

n/a — Not available in this delivery method.

This page is a supplement to The Praxis Series™ Information Bulletin.

¹ ETS is in the process of transitioning the older NTE scaled tests (250–990 scale) to the Praxis score scale (100–200). Although the test has not changed, the code and score have been changed for consistency in reporting.

² LV = not all tests are offered during each test administration. See low-volume test dates at
Test Centers and Dates.

Note: A passing score on a test established at the time of administration shall be valid for the purpose of applying for certification for five (5) years from the test administration date.
16 KAR6:010.

 

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