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Alabama Licensure Approaches

(Note: The Licensure Approach is the Nationally Certified School Psychologist Approach.)

General testing information for all applicants may be found in the Overview of Alabama Testing Requirements.

Visit the Educator Certification Section for information regarding these certification approaches.

Individuals applying for the issuance of Professional Educator Certificates based on the completion of a licensure approach must successfully complete the current Alabama Educator Certification Assessment Program (AECAP) Praxis® Subject Assessments (content tests) requirements as indicated in the charts below.

Individuals who choose to test before receiving a letter of eligibility from the Educator Certification Section of the 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.

Please Note:

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).

Test Required for Specific Certification Area Based on a Valid School Psychologist License

praxis testing for Alabama
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
School Psychology (P–12) School Psychologist 5402 *

This page is a supplement to The Praxis® Tests Information Bulletin.

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