Praxis Registration & Test Center Information 2019-2020

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Praxis Test Registration Methods

There are three main ways you can register for the Praxis exam. You can register for Praxis online, via mail or by telephone. All 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. Learn more about each registration method below:

Praxis Registration Online

To register for the Praxis online, you must create a Praxis account with 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.

Praxis Test Registration by Mail

Registering for a Praxis Exam by mail 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 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.

Praxis Registration 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.

Praxis Registration for Persons with Disabilities

Registering by 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.

Praxis Registration Deadlines

The Core Academic Skills for Educators exam is offered continuously, so a registration deadline is not applicable. This also applies to the Praxis Subject Assessments exams, as most tests are available during multiple testing windows, while some are offered continuously throughout the year. Be sure to check with the official ETS site for the specific deadline for your given exam.

Praxis Registration Fees

Registration fees among Praxis tests vary. The following table shows a summary of the fees associated with various Praxis exams:

TestFees
Praxis Core Academic Skills$90
Praxis Combined Core Academic Skills $150
Praxis Subject Tests (Praxis II) $50-$199
Praxis Subject Tests (Praxis II): Multiple Subjects $60-$170

For more information, or fees for your specific exam, check out the official ETS website.

Additional Fees

There are a few instances where you may need to pay additional fees. For example, in Nevada, there is an additional $5 charge for candidates who are seeking to take the Praxis Subject Assessments. In addition there are a few special charges for changing test centers or test dates, phone registration and additional score reports. View the following table to learn more:

Service Additional Fee
Nevada Surcharge per test for Praxis Subject Assessment Note: This does not apply to candidates taking the Praxis Core tests.$5
Change test center or test date $40
Phone Registration $35
Additional Score Reports $50/Report

Locating a Praxis Testing Center

Praxis testing centers are available at Prometric centers, universities and other locations throughout the United States, as well as Prometric centers at various overseas sites. All locations offer computer-based testing for the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators and Subject Assessments exams. To find a local or international testing site, visit the Praxis Test Centers and Dates webpage and search for a testing center by your zip code or country.

Praxis American Sign Language (ASL) and Braille Proficiency Registration, Locations and Test Dates

Registration for the Praxis ASL Exam

The Praxis American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) test is conducted in an interview format where you'll be videotaped or in person at Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. This test is for candidates who want to teach students who are deaf or hard of hearing. To register for the ASL exam, you must complete the Paper-Delivered Test Registration form and mail it to ETS along with your payment. The testing fee for the ASL test is $146. Be sure to include the 5-digit code, name and location of the center that will be administering the test. You will need to submit your registration four weeks prior to the date you would like to test in order to accommodate scheduling.

For a summary, review the table below:

TestRegistrationTesting FeeTesting LocationDates
Praxis American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI)By mail $146Via recorded video at a test center OR face to face at Gallaudet University Scheduled based on when candidate registers

Registration for the Praxis Braille Proficiency Test

All registration methods are open to those taking the braille proficiency test. However, online registration is 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, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Virginia, so test centers are limited to those states. There are multiple testing sites available in each state, but not every site will be open for each test date. The Braille Proficiency Assessment test dates are offered only 2-5 times a year.

For a summary, take a look at the table below:

TestRegistrationTesting FeeTesting LocationDates
Praxis Braille ProficiencyOnline, by phone or by mail. For the extended deadline: Only online$146Limited Locations in Mississippi, Rhode Island, South Dakota, West Virginia & Virgina2-5 times a year

Preparing for Test Day

Plan to arrive at the testing site at least 30 minutes before your appointment, since you won't be able to take the test if you arrive late. Bring your admission ticket and a valid ID that matches the name on your registration. Keep in mind that electronics like smartphones and recording devices aren't allowed in the test center.

Praxis Exam Prep

Studying for the Praxis exam can be easy and convenient. Study.com offers all the materials you need to be prepared for test day. Our comprehensive study guides are filled with courses that offer short engaging videos to help you brush up on all the content you will need to know for the exam. You can take short quizzes to test your knowledge along the way and use additional study materials such as flashcards to help. In addition, Study.com offers full length practice exams that allow you to experience the types of questions you will encounter on test day. You can get started on your Praxis test prep journey by taking a free 15-question practice test!

The study guides below can help you brush up on the topics you need to master in the three Praxis Core content areas, when and where it's convenient for you.

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