Alabama Educator Certification Testing Program

All students who apply to the Alabama Department of Education, Teacher Education and Certification Office, for Alabama professional educator certificates must meet the requirements for the Alabama Educator Certification Testing Program (AECTP) as a precondition for certification.

Basic Skills Test Dates

Test Method Test Locations Registration Deadline Testing Dates Score Report
Written Alabama test sites June 13, 2014 July 11-12, 2014 August 9, 2014
Computer-based PSI centers nationwide * See Below August 7-16, 2014 September 13, 2014

* Registration is open throughout the year, but scheduling is not available until approximately 6 weeks prior to the test window.

Which tests do I take?

Students must take three tests: Reading for Understanding, Mathematics, and Writing.

When do I take the Basic Skills Test?

UAH Candidates undergraduate and nontraditional fifth year graduate candidates must take the AECTP - Basic Skills Assessments during Block 1 of their program.

How do I register?

How much will it cost?

Combination of Tests Paper Test Fee Computer Test Fee
Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Writing (in combination) $102.00 $120.00
Reading for Information $48.00 $63.00
Applied Mathematics $48.00 $63.00
Writing $58.00 $63.00
Reading for Information and Applied Mathematcs $58.00 Not available
Reading for Information and Writing $74.00 Not available
Applied Mathematics and Writing $74.00 Not available

Where do I send my scores?

  • Alabama State Department of Education - Scores are automatically sent to the ALSDE
  • UAH – Scores sent to UAH only if you list UAH on the application form. It is your responsibility to list UAH as a recipient of your test scores. Photo copies of Score Reports will NOT be accepted.

More information on the Alabama Educator Certification Testing Program:

Praxis II Website

Praxis II Testing Requirements

UAH Testing General Information