Cost of the TExES Exam
As you may know, the TExES exam is actually a series of separate exams. The exact amount of money you'll have to pay will vary depending on which and how many tests you take.
The standard fee for most TExES exams is $116. This includes Core Subjects EC-6 (291) and Core Subjects 4-8 (211). However, the subtests in Core Subjects EC-6 (test codes 801 to 805) and Core Subjects 4-8 (test codes 806-809) may also be taken individually at $58 per test.
Registering for the TExES Exam
In addition to paying for the exam, you'll have to complete a number of steps in order to sign up for the exam of your choice.
Step #1: Create a TEA Account
Before you can register for an exam, you'll likely need to create a TEA account. To do so, go to the TEA website (tea.texas.gov) and choose ''TEAL Login''. Next, choose ''Request New User Account''. You'll then go through a step-by-step process that will help you create your account. Once your account is established, you'll receive a TEA ID number that you'll need for your test registration.
Step #2: Choose Your Exam(s)
Identify the certification you intend to pursue and double-check the exams that will be required. You'll also need to make sure that you satisfy all the eligibility requirements.
Step #3: Choose a Testing Location
Once you know which test to take, you need to figure out where you plan to take it. Luckily, the official TExES website (tx.nesinc.com) makes it easy for you to find a testing center. Simply find the page for your exam on the website and use the seat availability tool. It will help you find your nearest testing center, as well as a date and time that work for you.
Step #4: Create a Pearson Account
As of September 1, 2018, Texas no longer uses ETS for exam registration. If you have not done so already, you must create a new account on the Pearson website at tx.nesinc.com. Setting up an account is simple; provide a permanent email address, password and your TEA ID, plus an answer to a security question. Once you are finished, you will have access to TExES registration, scheduling and your testing history.
Step #6: Register for an Exam
Next, log into your account on the official TExES website and select ''Register'' from the top bar. Select the exam(s) you need to take and follow the step-by-step directions. Here, you can request special accommodations and score reporting options as well as pay for your exam.
Once you've registered for your exam, you will have 170 days to schedule an appointment at any Pearson testing center. Scheduling may be done on the official website by selecting the ''Schedule or Reschedule'' option in your personal account.
Step #7: Schedule an Exam
When you schedule a test, you'll first input an address or ZIP code and a desired test date. Pearson will then generate a list of nearby testing centers and all available appointments on the day you've specified. Select the options that work best for you and check out. After agreeing to the official test policies, you will be good to go!
Note that you may review your registration and appointment information in your Pearson account any time. You will receive all of these details in an email for your reference only; admission tickets are no longer required at the testing center. However, you should also take a moment to review the list of other materials needed on test day, just to make sure that you don't forget anything important when it's time to take the test.
Now that you've officially registered and paid the exam fee, you need to start preparing for the TExES exam.
Pearson provides a few complementary review materials that are sure to be of use, such as exam frameworks, sample questions and study tips.
Outside of the materials offered by the test administrators, Study.com offers self-paced courses that provide comprehensive and useful reviews of key material found on the TExES exams. Here is a small sampling of the TExES exam courses that we have to offer:
- TExES PPR EC-12 (160): Practice & Study Guide
- TExES Core Subjects EC-6 (291): Practice & Study Guide
- TExES Mathematics 7-12 (235): Practice & Study Guide
- TExES Life Science 7-12 (238): Practice & Study Guide
Learn more about our TExES Study Guides and check out the complete list of courses here.