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.

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.

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.

Notes:

  • In general, test codes that begin with "5" or "6" are delivered in computer format; codes that begin with "0" or "1" are delivered on paper.
  • "CDT" refers to computer-delivered tests. "PDT" refers to paper-delivered tests.

Teacher Preparation Entry Assessment

Endorsement Area Required Test(s) CDT Code PDT Code Passing Score
Teacher Preparation Entry Assessment Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5712 n/a 156
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5722 n/a 162
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics 5732 n/a 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 in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Early/Primary Education PreK–3 Required through June 30, 2014. Elementary Education: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) 5014 0014 143
Required beginning July 1, 2014. 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
Reading for Virginia Educators: Elementary and Special Education 5306 0306 157
Elementary Education PreK–6 Required through June 30, 2014. Elementary Education: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) 5014 0014 143
Required beginning July 1, 2014. Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (Calculator allowed.) 5031 n/a *

Reading and Language Arts Subtest

5302 n/a 165

Mathematics Subtest
(Calculator allowed.)

5303 n/a 164

Social Studies Subtest

5304 n/a 155

Science Subtest
(Calculator allowed.)

5305 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
Reading for Virginia Educators: Elementary and Special Education 5306 0306 157

Middle School Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Middle Education 6–8: English Middle School English Language Arts 5047 n/a 164
Middle Education 6–8: Mathematics Middle School Mathematics (On-screen calculator provided.) 5169 n/a 165
Middle Education 6–8: Science Middle School Science n/a 0439 162
Middle Education 6–8: Social Studies Middle School Social Studies 5089 0089 160

Secondary Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Biology Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 0235 155
Business Information and Technology Business Education: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.)
5101 0101 157
Chemistry Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 0245 153
Earth Science Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 0571 156
English English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 5038 n/a 167
Family and Consumer Sciences Family and Consumer Sciences 5121 0121 150
History and Social Sciences Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 0081 161
Marketing Education Marketing Education n/a 0561 147
Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 n/a 160
Physics Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 0265 147
Technology Education Technology Education 50511 n/a 162

1 Available beginning July 2014.

All Grades

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
French French: World Language 5174 n/a 163
German German: World Language 5183 n/a 163
Health and Physical Education PreK–12 Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5856 0856 151
Music–Vocal/Choral PreK–12 Music: Content Knowledge 5113 n/a 160
Music-Instrumental PreK–12 Music: Content Knowledge 5113 n/a 160
Spanish Spanish: World Language 5195 n/a 168
Visual Arts
PreK–12
Art: Content Knowledge 5134 0134 158

Reading Specialist

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Reading Specialist Reading for Virginia Educators: Reading Specialist 5304 0304 162

Special Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
General Curriculum Reading for Virginia Educators: Elementary and Special Education 5306 0306 157
Hearing Impairments Reading for Virginia Educators: Elementary and Special Education 5306 0306 157
Visual Impairments Reading for Virginia Educators: Elementary and Special Education 5306 0306 157
and
Braille Proficiency n/a 0631 168

Administrator/School Leader

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Administration and Supervision School Leaders Licensure Assessment(Must use the SLS website to register.) 6011 n/a 163

n/a — Not available in this delivery method.

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