GACE Test Cost


Costs for GACE Tests

The costs of different GACE tests vary widely, ranging from $30 to $350. Most GACE tests have the same refund, rescheduling and cancellation policies that apply to them. This article looks at the standard tests with the same general policies and then explores the costs of tests with different policies.

Standard Test Costs

All standard tests discussed in this section include two administrative charges within the price:

  • $25 registration charge
  • $28 test site fee

Program Admission Tests

You can opt to take program admission tests in different forms. The cost of a single Program Admission test is $78. A $103 fee covers the cost of taking any two Program Admission tests together. For combined Program Admission tests the fee is $128.

Content Tests

Content tests can be taken individually or combined. The cost of a single content test is $123. The fee for a combined content test is $193.

Certificate Upgrade Tests

A $193 fee is charged for Certificate Upgrade tests.

Educational Leadership Test

The cost of the Educational Leadership test is $193.


Those who take any GACE tests at an international location will be required to pay an additional $50 fee.

Rescheduling Costs

As long as an examinee applies to change their test time, date or location by the deadline to do so, the cost is $25. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, such as illness or a family emergency, it is a good idea to consider rescheduling your test to avoid the possibility of needing to pay to retake the exam.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

It's possible to cancel your test registration and be eligible for a partial refund as long as you cancel at least 72 hours prior to your scheduled test. The cancellation fee is 50% of your test cost.

Georgia Ethics Assessments

There are entry and exit tests involved in fulfilling the ethics assessment requirements for educators and educational leaders.

The program entry and program exit tests for Georgia Educator Ethics each cost $30.

The Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership entry and exit tests each cost $40.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

The ethics test fees are non-refundable. Cancellation isn't possible after you have registered and paid for your exams.

Paraprofessional Assessment

The Paraprofessional Assessment test costs $38. In some cases, an additional test site fee may be charged as well. The cost of this exam is not refundable.

GACE Teacher Leadership Assessment

The cost of the GACE Teacher Leadership Assessment is $350. This involves submitting the tasks required for evaluation. If you need to resubmit a task the cost per task is $75.

Rescheduling & Refunds

It is possible to reschedule your assessment submission date by paying a $50 fee.

It's possible to qualify for a partial refund of your assessment schedule costs if you request a refund by the deadline provided. There is no refund if you fail to submit your materials or do not cancel your registration by the deadline date given when you register.

Refunds for Initial Registration

$120 of your assessment fee is non-refundable. Those who cancel registration by the assigned deadline will receive a $230 refund.

Refunds for Resubmission of Tasks

Canceled resubmissions that are processed by the deadline date provided are eligible for a partial refund of $60 per task.

Studying For GACE Tests

Prior to scheduling your GACE tests ensure you have sufficient study time and take advantage of online resources, such as the ones linked to here, that can be used to prepare for your GACE exams.

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