Early Completion Internship Option Candidates: Visit www.nestest.com/california for information about the new required assessments.
Information about the CBEST, CPACE, CSET, CTEL, and RICA is now available on one website. Examinees have easy access to:
Tests: Learn about your test's format, when and where you can test, test fees, your test appointment, and more
Prepare: Access preparation materials for your test
Register: Register for your test, or reschedule your test appointment
Get Results: Access your test results online
Policies: Review all of the testing policies and rules
If you already created an account for the CBEST, CPACE, CSET, CTEL, or RICA, you do not need to create a new account through this website. Continue to use your existing username and password to log in.
The NES® Assessments for California
The NES (National Evaluation Series) tests are now used by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to fulfill the testing requirements for the Early Completion Internship Option (ECO).
The June 2014 administration of the California Preliminary Administrative Credential Examination (CPACE) will be the final administration of the CPACE. This applies to both the CPACE–Written and the CPACE–Video. June 12, 2014, will be the final submission deadline for the CPACE–Video. Please note that all examinees attempting to pass CPACE must pass both the CPACE–Written and the CPACE–Video at or before the June 2014 administration window to use CPACE scores for the expedited route to earning a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. There will be no further CPACE administrations beyond June 2014, and therefore no retake opportunities. CPACE scores for examinees who pass both the CPACE–Written and the CPACE–Video are valid for use toward a California Preliminary Administrative Credential for five years from the date of administration. The Commission on Teacher Credentialing expects to begin piloting new assessments for use as an expedited route to earning a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential in 2015. Until new assessments for the expedited route are in place candidates seeking a California Preliminary Administrative Services Credential may complete a Commission-approved university preparation program. A list of approved programs can be found via the Commission's website .
For further information about earning the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential, candidates may contact the Commission's Credentials Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org.