Virginia Test Requirements

Find your licensure area below to determine which test you need to take and see the minimum qualifying score. 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.

For other state-approved licensing tests, visit the Virginia Division of Teacher Education & Licensure website.

In general, 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 Virginia, your scores will be sent automatically to the Virginia Department of Education. If you test outside of Virginia, you must select the Virginia Department of Education (state code 8425) as a score recipient, either when you register or on an additional score report request.

Teacher Preparation Entry Assessment

Endorsement AreaRequired Test(s)Test CodeQualifying Score
Teacher Preparation Entry Assessment Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5712 156
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5722 162
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics (On-screen four-function calculator provided.) 5732 150
If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) exams (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).

Early Childhood and Elementary Education

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Early/Primary Education PreK–3 Reading for Virginia Educators: Elementary and Special Education 5306 157
and
Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5001 ¹
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5002 157
Mathematics Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5003 157
Social Studies Subtest 5004 155
Science Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5005 159
1 To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all four subtests (5002, 5003, 5004, 5005) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.
Elementary Education PreK–6 Reading for Virginia Educators: Elementary and Special Education 5306 157
and
Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5001 ²
Reading and Language Arts Subtest 5002 157
Mathematics Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5003 157
Social Studies Subtest 5004 155
Science Subtest (On-screen scientific calculator provided.) 5005 159
2 To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all four subtests (5002, 5003, 5004, 5005) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.

Middle School Education

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Middle Education 6–8: English Middle School English Language Arts 5047 164
Middle Education 6–8: Mathematics Middle School Mathematics (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5169 165
Middle Education 6–8: Science Middle School Science 5440 150
Middle Education 6–8: Social Studies Middle School Social Studies 5089 160

Secondary Education

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Biology Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 155
Business Information and Technology Business Education: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) 5101 157
Chemistry Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 153
Earth Science Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 156
English English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 167
Family and Consumer Sciences Family and Consumer Sciences 5122 153
History and Social Sciences Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 161
Marketing Education Marketing Education 5561 147
Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 160
Physics Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 147
Technology Education Technology Education 5051 162

All Grades

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
English to Speakers of Other Languages (Add-On Endorsement by Testing – added to an Existing License) English to Speakers of Other Languages 5362 149
English to Speakers of Other Languages (Initial Licensure – completion of an educator preparation program) English to Speakers of Other Languages(required beginning 9/1/2017) 5362 149
French French: World Language 5174 163
German German: World Language 5183 163
Health and Physical Education PreK–12 Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5857 160
Music–Instrumental PreK–12 Music: Content Knowledge 5113 160
Music-Vocal/Choral PreK–12 Music: Content Knowledge 5113 160
Spanish Spanish: World Language 5195 168
Visual Arts
PreK–12
Art: Content Knowledge 5134 158

Reading Specialist

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Reading Specialist Reading for Virginia Educators: Reading Specialist 5304 162

Special Education

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
General Curriculum Reading for Virginia Educators: Elementary and Special Education 5306 157
Hearing Impairments Reading for Virginia Educators: Elementary and Special Education 5306 157
Visual Impairments Reading for Virginia Educators: Elementary and Special Education 5306 157
and
Braille Proficiency 0633 157

Administrator/School Leader

To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
Administration and Supervision School Leaders Licensure Assessment(Must use the SLS website to register.) 6011 163

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