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Teaching and Leading in Washington

The Praxis® tests help Washington educators demonstrate their knowledge of content, pedagogy and instructional skills for the classroom. These tests are important components of Washington's licensure and certification process and include:

  • Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) — comprehensive assessments that measure the skills and content knowledge of candidates entering teacher preparation programs
  • Praxis® Subject Assessments — tests that measure general and subject-specific content knowledge that you need for beginning teaching

Learn more about teaching and leading in Washington.

Overview

Test Requirements In Your State

Make sure you're taking the right tests for each area of certification you seek.

The Praxis® Tests Information Bulletin

Familiarize yourself with the registration process, test day procedures, score reporting and more.

Ready to Take a Praxis Test?

Find out how you can register online, by mail or by phone.

Washington Professional Educator Standards Board

The Washington Professional Educator Standards Board determines Washington's certification requirements, eligibility standards, Praxis passing score requirements and reciprocity agreements. For more information about Washington's approved educator preparation programs or testing requirements, visit their website.

Visit the Washington Professional Educator Standards Board website

Other Programs Used in Washington

ParaPro

Measures your knowledge and skills in reading, writing and mathematics to assist in classroomsLearn more about Parapro