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Certification Testing


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After acceptance into the EPP, more information about testing can be found on the EPS Canvas page.

All EPP candidates are required to demonstrate mastery of the competencies related to their certificate area by successfully completing TExES certification exams. At Texas A&M University-Central Texas, all services related to practice exams and approval to test are housed in the Educator Preparation Services (EPS) office.

After admission, all undergraduate candidates for standard teacher certification through the traditional route must attain a score of PASSED on the TExES that corresponds with the certification area being sought prior to Clinical Teaching. Graduate students must pass the content exams prior to internship.

After an undergraduate student has been accepted into the Teacher Education Program, Educator Preparation Services will register the student in the Education Certification Online System (ECOS). Instructions for the completion of the ECOS registration process will be provided after an offer letter of acceptance into the Teacher Education Program has been received.

EPS is the testing and certification recommendation authority for all levels of teacher certification candidates; approving all auxiliary testing, retesting and recommendation for certification of candidates who have successfully completed all institutional and state requirements for standard teacher and professional level certification.


TExES Test Information


Beginning September 1, 2015 candidates will be limited to four attempts to retake any educator certification examination. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is implementing this change to Texas Education Code §21.048 in response to HB 2205, 84th Texas Legislature, 2015. The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) may prescribe rules in the Texas Administrative Code to administer these changes.

Beginning September 1, 2015 candidates will be limited to four attempts to retake any educator certification examination. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is implementing this change to Texas Education Code §21.048 in response to HB 2205, 84th Texas Legislature, 2015. The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) may prescribe rules in the Texas Administrative Code to administer these changes.

More information about state exams can be found at https://www.tx.nesinc.com/.

Information for Alternate Testing Arrangements can be found at http://www.tx.nesinc.com/PageView.aspx?f=HTML_FRAG/GENRB_AlternativeArrangements.html


How to Register for a TExES Exam

Once an account has been established with the State Board for Educator Certification/Texas Education

Once an account has been established with the State Board for Educator Certification/Texas Education Agency the next step in registering for the appropriate TExES exam can be completed at the Texas Educator Certification Examination Program

1.    Go to http://www.tx.nesinc.com/

  1. Click on the "Register Now" link then click “Create an account now”
  2. Detailed Information for completing the registration process can be found at: https://www.tx.nesinc.com/content/docs/TX_AccountRegisterSchedule.pdf

In the Pearson system, registering for an exam is separate from scheduling your test appointment.

·        Before registering for  your exam use the seat availability tool to confirm available appointments in locations and on dates and times that are convenient for you

·        You may reschedule or cancel your testing appointment without fees, up to 48 hours prior to your scheduled appointment date

·        You must schedule your appointment within 14 days of notification of approval from the Certification Testing

·        If you cancel or withdraw your registration a $25 fee forTex.gov fee will be deducted from your exam registration fee.