ETS discontinued paper-delivered testing; however, tests will be available in a paper-delivered format as required for ADA accommodations. All scores for previously administered paper-delivered tests are reportable for 10 years from the date the test was taken. The computer-based scores are also reportable for 10 years from the date the test was taken.
How to Qualify for Certification/Endorsement
For initial certification in Idaho, all candidates must:
- Earn an appropriate bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
- Complete the minimum requirements in an Idaho state-approved educator preparation program or an Idaho state-approved non-traditional educator preparation program.
- Complete a background investigation pursuant to Idaho Code §33-130.
- Pass the Praxis® Subject Assessments for Idaho endorsement area(s).
For more information, visit the Idaho State Department of Education online.
Who Must Take the Tests?
Candidates seeking initial certification and/or endorsement in Idaho must take the Praxis tests.
In Idaho, teacher candidates seeking a Standard Instruction Certificate are required to pass a specific Praxis® Subject Assessment for the appropriate endorsement area(s).
Prior to entering a teacher education program at your college or university, you may be required to take the Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests to demonstrate your qualifications. This is not an Idaho State Department of Education certification requirement.
- About the Praxis Tests
- The Praxis® Tests Information Bulletin
- Prepare for a Test
- Register for a Test
- Accommodations for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-related Needs