How Much Does it Cost to Take the MTTC Tests?


MTTC Computer and Paper-Based Test Costs

There are multiple Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) exams used to determine if aspiring teachers qualify for certification in Michigan.

The standard cost for taking an MTTC test on a computer is $129.

The regular fee for paper-based MTTC tests is $99. This is the fee for those who register for their MTTC test by the cut-off date for registration. Individuals who register late for paper-based MTTC tests must pay an additional $30 late registration fee. For those that register in emergency circumstances, the additional fee is $50.

Available MTTC tests can be found below:

Agriculture Arabic Autism Spectrum Disorder
Biology Bilingual Education Business, Management, Marketing and Technology
Chemistry Chinese (Mandarin) Cognitive Impairment
Communication Arts (Secondary) Computer Science Dance
Early Childhood Education Earth/Space Science Economics
Elementary Education Emotional Impairment English
English as a Second Language Family and Consumer Sciences Fine Arts
French Geography German
Health Hearing Impaired History
Industrial Technology Integrated Science (Elementary) Integrated Science (Secondary)
Italian Japanese Journalism
Language Arts (Elementary) Latin Learning Disabilities
Library Media Marketing Education Mathematics (Elementary)
Mathematics (Secondary) Middle Level Music Education
Physical Education Physical or Other Health Impairment Physical Science
Physics Political Science Psychology
Reading Reading Specialist Russian
School Counselor Social Studies (Elementary) Social Studies (Secondary)
Sociology Spanish Speech
Speech and Language Impaired Technology and Design Visual Arts Education
Visually Impaired

Once you register to take your MTTC test and pay, you have up to one full calendar year to take your MTTC test without voiding payment.

Rescheduling Your Test

Individuals who are scheduled to take an MTTC test on a computer have until 24 hours before the scheduled test to reschedule.

Individuals scheduled to take a paper-based test may pay a $20 fee and change their scheduled test until 5 pm EST on the assigned late registration date for that test.


In the event that a person is scheduled to take an MTTC test on a computer and cancels their test at least 24 hours before they were scheduled to take it, they will receive a full refund.

Those who are scheduled to take a paper-based test will receive a refund of $20 per test if they cancel their registration by 5 pm EST on the assigned late registration date. There is no refund of late registration fees if the person registered after the initial registration deadline.

MTTC Test Resources

To ensure that you're ready on test day, take advantage of online study guide materials, such as the ones linked to here. There are MTTC Study Courses covering a wide range of subject areas, and these materials are designed to allow individuals to cover all of the relevant material at their own pace.

The MTTC tests are used by the state of Michigan as part of the certification process for teachers. This article explains what they are, the formats they're given in, the test objectives and when individuals need to take MTTC tests.

We help millions of students every month.
Try it risk-free today! No obligation, cancel anytime.