How to Register for the Praxis Exam

Praxis Exam Registration Methods

You can register for a Praxis exam online, via mail or by telephone. All of these registration methods are available to candidates taking the Core Academic Skills for Educators and Subject Assessments computer-based exams, as well as the Braille Proficiency test. Limited registration methods are available to American Sign Language (ASL) test takers and persons who require disability accommodations.

Registering Online

To register online, you must create a Praxis account to set up a username and password. There is no fee to register online, but you must have a valid credit/debit card or Paypal account to pay for the exam. Once registered, you can access your online account at any time to print the admission ticket needed for entrance into the test center.

Registering for the Braille Proficiency Test

All registration methods are open to those taking the braille proficiency test; however, online registration is the most preferred. This test has multiple registration deadlines: regular, extended, emergency, and outside of the U.S. testing. For the emergency deadline, online registration is the only option available. This exam is currently required only in Mississippi, Rhode Island, West Virginia, and Virginia, so test centers are limited to those states.

Registering By Mail

Mail registration requires that you complete the Test Authorization Voucher Request form located in the Praxis Series Information Bulletin. This Bulletin and other mail-in registration forms can be downloaded from the Praxis website. You must mail the form to the appropriate ETS address shown along with your payment for the exam (check, money order, or charge card account information). There is also no registration fee to use this method.

It takes about three weeks to process your registration. You'll receive a voucher number that you will use to schedule your exam online. ETS will also mail you an admission ticket or you may print your ticket from your Praxis online account.

Registration for ASL Exam Test Takers

To register for the ASL exam, you must complete the Paper-Delivered Test Registration form and mail it to ETS along with your payment. Be sure to include the 5-digit code, name and location of the center that will be administering the test. There are only a few states that use the ASL test, so test centers are limited. You can find out more about ASL test centers by visiting the Praxis Assessment of Signed Communication registration information page.

Registration for Persons With Disabilities

Registering via mail is the only option available if you require disability accommodations. In addition to completing the Test Authorization Voucher Request form, you must also complete the Supplement for Test Takers with Disabilities form to have your accommodations approved. The documentation review process takes about six weeks, so it's recommended that you submit your paperwork as early as possible.

Registering Over the Phone

Phone registration is only available if you are scheduling an exam at a U.S. test center and already have a Praxis online account. There is an additional fee of $35 to register by phone and you must have a credit or debit card to pay for the exam. You must contact ETS at least three days before the date of your exam to receive further instructions.

Registration Deadlines

The Core Academic Skills for Educators exam is offered continuously, so a registration deadline is not applicable. This also applies to the Subject Assessments exams, as most tests are available during multiple testing windows, while some are offered continuously throughout the year. The states that use ASL testing typically close registration 3 to 4 months after registration opens. As mentioned above, you have several deadlines available to register for the Braille Proficiency test.

Praxis Exam Prep

Studying for the Praxis exam can be easy and convenient. The study guides below can help you brush up on the topics you need to master in the three content areas, math, reading and writing, when and where it's convenient for you.

What Is Praxis?

The Praxis is a series of exams designed to measure the skills and pedagogical knowledge of teacher candidates. Read on to learn more about the Praxis series, from exam structure and content, to tips on how to prepare.

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