Certification Exam Preparation

Up to date information regarding test dates and fees can be accessed through the Pearson registration website.

Before you register for your exams, make sure that your Educator Profile in the TEA database is current and accurate. In order to do this, log in to your TEA Account,  click on Educator and update the information as needed.

Registering for Exams: Once your Educator Information has been updated, use your TEA ID number to register for your test through the Pearson website: http://www.tx.nesinc.com.  Click Register at the top of the screen to create an account as a new user. Once this account is created, you will be able to register for your exams. Information about what to bring on your testing day can be found here: http://www.tx.nesinc.com/PageView.aspx?f=HTML_FRAG/GENRB_TheDayOfTheTest.html.

If any registration issues arise, please contact Pearson Support at (800) 877-4599 or http://www.tx.nesinc.com/Contacts.aspx. The hours of operation for this number are Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Central time, excluding holidays, Sat8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Central time, excluding holidays.

When to Test: College of Education students should take their PPR test during the end of their Intern II semester, and their content exams during their Student Teaching semester. Non-College of Education students should confirm their testing dates with their cohort leader.

TExES Preparation: TExES, TExMaT, and BTLPT test dates, study guides, and practice exams are available on the Pearson website: http://www.tx.nesinc.com/PageView.aspx?f=GEN_PreparationMaterials.html.

Initial Certification Seekers: TEA and The Texas A&M University System created the TExES Certification Exam Review for Teachers (T-CERT) that offers several review modules, for a fee of $30 for 60 days, to help teacher candidates pass their TExES exam. T-CERT information can be found at https://pact.tarleton.edu/tcert/. Students will need to register and use their TEA ID to gain access to the materials.