Certification Testing Requirements
Pennsylvania requires assessment of all candidates in basic skills, general knowledge, professional knowledge and subject area knowledge before a certificate may be issued.
Basic Skills or Pre-Service Tests
Needed for APS
- Basic Skills or Pre-Service Tests and Score Requirements
- If you are unable to use your SAT or ACT scores, you will need to take the PAPA or the Praxis tests.
- Both companies offer a free practice test as well as a guidebook for what types of questions are on the test. If you need additional practice, they also supply tests for a fee.
- Both companies offer a fee wavier, but there are conditions and deadlines.
Content Area Tests
Needed For Certification
For Praxis tests-Go to the Preparation Materials web page. There is a free study companion and an interactive test available for $19.95.
For PAPA tests-Go to the Practice Tests web page. There is a free practice test and an interactive test available for $17.50.
In addition, Mometrix offers a short free practice test for the Praxis tests.