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    Notice - Educator Certification Examination Retake Limit Change


    Candidates are limited to a total of 5 attempts to pass a certification examination under Texas Education Code §21.048. A subsection of the law, which currently counts all attempts of the same examination taken before September 1, 2015 as only one attempt, is set to expire. Beginning September 1, 2018, all attempts of the same examination, no matter when they occurred, will count toward the 5-attempt testing limit regardless of when the examination was first attempted.  

    Candidates, educators, and others who took certification examinations before September 1, 2015 and have not yet passed those examinations will find more information in the candidate guidance document. Testers impacted by the change must take their examination(s) by August 31, 2018 if the new test attempt counting method will make them ineligible on September 1, 2018. Candidates who reach the 5-time testing limit must apply for a test-limit waiver to retest.

    Note: Individuals who did not test before September 1, 2015 are not affected by the change since all examination attempts have always been included in the attempt count for these testers

    More certification information can be found at

    Learn about Project P.a.C.E.- Please see our tab "Attend a Free Information Session" for dates and times of our free information sessions.  We are continuously enrolling candidates throughout the year. 
    1. Bilingual/English as a Second Language – Elementary and Secondary Levels
    2. Career and Technical Education
    3. Computer Science/Technology Applications
    4. Mathematics
    5. Science                                
    6. Special Education – Elementary and Secondary Level

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Last Modified on August 3, 2018