California Educator Exam and Performance Assessment Fee Waiver 

The California State Budget included the approval of the California Educator Exam and Performance Assessment fee waivers.  This means that most California Educator Exam and Performance Assessment fees are now waived for eligible candidates as of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023, or until funds are used.  For candidates who register for an exam or performance assessment beginning July 1, 2022, refunds will be provided to eligible candidates at a future date, subject to approval by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.   

For more information about the waivers, eligible exams and individual eligibility requirements please visit the FAQ's posted here.




  •  Pearson VUE owned and operated test centers: 

Masks are required any time the CDC rates the area as “high” COVID-19 community level.  The CDC classification is updated weekly.  To find out if a mask will be required at your appointment that is scheduled at a Pearson VUE owned and operated test center, check the requirements for your test center on Pearson’s COVID-19 webpage.

  •  Pearson VUE partner centers:

 Mask requirements may be stated on your appointment reminder email, or you may call the test center directly to verify their requirements.

 Vaccination Status

  • In compliance with federal, state, local, or tribal guidelines, some test centers may require proof of vaccination status.

Candidates who are unwilling to comply with mask or proof of vaccination status requirements at any test center will be refused testing.  Refunds will not be issued.

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