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.

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?

  • Online registration:
  • Telephone registration: 800.294.2105 (toll free) or 319.341.2500

Where do I send my scores?

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