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California Educator Credentialing Examinations

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Retake Tests or Subtests

A test or subtest may be taken as many times as necessary to achieve a passing score.

A passing score must be achieved at a single test administration. Performance on parts of a test or subtest cannot be combined across administrations. If you wish to retake a test or subtest, you must re-register for the entire test or subtest.

You must wait 45 calendar days from the date you took the test to retake a test or subtest on computer. If you have registered to take more than one subtest comprising a single test in a single testing session, you must wait 45 calendar days from the date of your test appointment to retake any of the subtests for which you registered, even if you did not attempt or complete all subtests for which you were registered.

  • CBEST: If you obtain a passing score (41 or higher) on any section of the CBEST, you do not need to repeat that section. It may be to your advantage, however, to repeat a section already passed. An increase might help you reach the total score of 123 required to pass the CBEST. The highest score that you obtain on each section, no matter when earned, will be used to compute your total CBEST score.

    If you took the CBEST on computer, you must wait 45 calendar days from the test date before retaking the same section(s) on computer, even if you did not attempt or complete all sections for which you were registered, though you may retake the CBEST at an earlier paper-based administration.

Select a test to learn about registration fees and other test-specific information.