CSET Waiver Information


How to Qualify for a CSET Waiver

Applicants for California's Single Subject Teaching Credential can qualify for a waiver that exempts them from taking CSET exams if they have graduated from a subject matter preparation program approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).

These subject matter preparation programs usually include specific classes to meet the CTC's requirements. Students should consult with their advisor to ensure their academic schedule includes the necessary classes to receive the CSET waiver.

Submitting Your CSET Waiver Request

To request a CSET waiver, prospective teachers need to complete and submit the CTC's Subject Waiver Evaluation Request form. The CTC will review students' applications and academic transcripts to ensure they're competent to teach the subject matter in which they applied for their teaching credential.

CSET Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials

Educators in California can also obtain a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. However, a CSET waiver is not available for educators working towards this type of certification. Applicants for this credential must take all three subtests comprising the CSET Multiple Subjects exam.

Preparing for the CSET

If you're still required to take a CSET exam, make sure you're fully prepared by learning how to register for the CSET and checking out the 36 CSET and CBEST review courses available on Study.com.

Study.com's self-paced courses are built on a mobile-friendly platform, so you can take your studying with you wherever you go. Plus, there's no need to sign up for a specific class time.

What is CBEST?

The CBEST is a test given to aspiring teachers looking to work in California. Read on for more information about the structure, format, and content of this assessment.

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