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.



Vaccination Status

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

Mask Requirement

  • Effective December 1, 2021, all candidates will be required to wear a face mask while inside a Pearson VUE owned and operated testing center, per CDC guidelines.
  • Pearson VUE partner centers may also require masks.

To find out if your chosen test center has either of these requirements prior to scheduling an appointment, please carefully review the Test Center Information as displayed in the seat search tool.

If you already have a scheduled appointment, this information will appear on your appointment confirmation email in the Directions to Test Center section. CDC information is being updated weekly, please refer to Pearson’s COVID-19 webpage for the most up to date information.  You may also choose to call the test center directly to verify their requirements.

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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