General testing information for all applicants may be found in the Overview of Alabama Testing Requirements.
Visit the Educator Certification Section for information regarding this certification approach.
Individuals applying for the issuance of the Professional Educator Certificate based on the completion of the CACREP program must successfully complete the current Alabama Educator Certification Assessment Program (AECAP) requirements, as well as specific testing associated with CACREP:
- pass the National Counseling Examination for Licensure and Certification
- pass the required Praxis® Subject Assessments (content tests) as indicated in the chart below
Individuals who choose to test before receiving a letter of eligibility from the Educator Certification Section of the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) do so at their own risk.
Important: TEST CHANGES and SCORE INCREASES are effective for tests taken and applications received in the Educator Certification Section of the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) on or after September 1, 2020. The score earned on the date a test was taken MAY or MAY NOT be deemed as "passing" when the test taker's application is received in the Educator Certification Section of the ALSDE. Information can be viewed in the Educator Assessment Policies.
Find the certification area below to determine which test(s) is/are required. To learn more about a specific test, click the test title. Visit these links to find out how to register for Praxis® tests or to read the Praxis test retake policy.
In general, unless it is specifically stated that a calculator is permitted or required for a particular test, calculators may not be used on Praxis tests (see Calculator Use).
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This page is a supplement to The Praxis® Tests Information Bulletin.