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The Praxis® Tests

Supporting aspiring teachers on their journey to the classroom

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Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) Accredited School Counseling Program

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

Visit the Alabama Alternative Certificates page on the Alabama State Department of Education website 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.

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, 2022. 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. Additional information regarding testing may be found in the Educator Assessment Policies Manual A and Manual B on the Alabama Teacher Certification page at the Alabama State Department of Education website.

Find your certification area below to determine which test(s) you need to take. For test prep materials, click the test title. Once you know which tests you should take, schedule your test.

Unless it’s specifically stated that a calculator is permitted or required for a particular test, you can’t use a calculator on any Praxis tests (see Calculator Use).

To Be Certified in

School Counseling (P–12)


You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Professional School Counselor



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

Alabama Department of Education