How do I take the Teacher Certification Test known as the Arizona Evaluator Proficiency Assessment (AEPA) with the Arizona Department of Education?
Tests are given 6 times a year. Students must register (by mail) or online atwww.aepa.nesinc.comto take the test beforehand. The student will be charged a fee to take the test. Students should check the ADE website:http://www.ade.state.az.us/certificationfor specifics on testing info (dates and location of tests). If a person fails the certification test s/he can take the test until he/she passes; there is no limit to how many times a person can take the test. The same is true for content area tests. All applicants must take and pass the AEPA subject knowledge content test(s) prior to student teaching. Students are also required to pass the Professional Knowledge Exam upon completion of the methods courses or student teaching. The ADE will not issue a teaching credential to anyone who has not successfully passed these tests. For more information view:www.aepa.nesinc.