What is the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)?
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What are the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET)?
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What is the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA)?
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What is the Teaching Foundations Examination (TFE)?
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What is the Preliminary Educational Technology (PET) test?
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What are the Bilingual/Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development (CTEL/CSET: WORLD LANGUAGES) examinations?
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What is the California Preliminary Administrative Credential Examination (CPACE)?
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How long are my passing scores valid?
All passing competency scores except CBEST scores must be used for credential purposes within ten years of the test date. The ten-year validity period does not apply to CBEST scores. Once the CBEST examination has been passed, it need not be taken again since it indefinitely satisfies the basic skills requirement necessary for certification and program enrollment.
Updated January 31, 2018