RICA Prep Product Comparison


National Evaluation Systems (NES)

NES, the administrator of the RICA test, offers free resources for test-takers to become more familiar with the structure and content covered on the RICA test. NES also offers a limited number of practice questions and explanations to help test-takers learn more about the types of questions they may encounter on the actual RICA test.

Teachers Test Prep

Teacher Test Prep offers RICA test-takers the opportunity to take 1 free practice test and then buy one of their three prep programs, which range from $95 to $375. Some of the features that Teachers Test Prep offers are slideshows of content, diagnostics tests, one additional practice test, and the option to have an in-person tutor. The features vary based on the tier chosen.


Mometrix offers three RICA prep products: the RICA Secrets Study Guide, RICA Flashcards & Test Prep Review.

Mometrix RICA Study Guide

Mometrix offers the RICA Secrets Study Guide book in either an ebook or printed book format for $39.99. The book helps test-takers learn more about the topics on the RICA & some test-taking strategies. The book also offers information needed for test day, to help test-takers feel prepared to do well on the RICA test.

Mometrix RICA Flashcards

Like the RICA Study Guide book, the Mometrix RICA Flashcards cost $39.99. Test-takers have hundreds of flashcards to help to brush up on and study the topics covered on the RICA test.

Test Prep Review by Mometrix

While the book and flashcards offered by Mometrix come with a cost, Test Prep Review for the RICA is a free website Mometrix offers. This resource can be used to brush up on a limited number of basic topics needed to be successful on the RICA test. There are also a few practice questions to get test-takers' feet wet while preparing for the RICA test.


Study.com is an online-learning platform that gives test-takers an easy, consolidated set of features to help them prepare for the RICA test. For a monthly membership fee that varies by plan type, test-takers are given access to RICA study guides filled with short video lessons, practice tests and informational resources needed to be successful on the RICA test. They also have additional features such as 24/7 access to expert tutors and a personalized study schedule at their disposal. With so many options, test-takers have all the tools needed to do well on the RICA test.

RICA Prep Product Comparison

NES Official Resource Teachers Test Prep Mometrix Study.com
Flashcards w/ Explanations
Comprehensive Content Overview
In-Depth Video Lessons w/ Transcripts
Physical Book
24/7 Access to Expert Tutors
Practice Tests/Questions
Digital Testing System
Detailed Answer Explanations
In-Depth Diagnostic to Identify Areas of Strength & Weakness
RICA Logistics & Test Taking Tips
Built-in Personalized Study Planning System
A Good Option For... Test-takers who want to become more familiar with the test. Test-takers who want a few different options to help them prepare for the test. Test-takers who want to use flashcards or a book to prepare for the test. Test-takers who want a go-to resource with multiple options such as study guides, video lessons, practice tests and flashcards, along with informational resources to do well on the RICA test.

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California offers educators and prospective educators two RICA assessment options. Read on for study and preparation tips to help you pass whichever RICA assessment you plan to take.

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