tEST rEGISTRATION

Note: After you register for your exams, make sure to upload confirmation emails to your personal Box folder, instructions for which can be found on the Digital Tools page.


 

CSET Registration (Computer Based)

 

1. Identify Your Test: Consult the Subject Specific Testing Requirements guide to determine the test you need to take.

2. Register on the CCTC Website: Register on the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing website. If you have not taken an exam through CTC before, you will need to create an account.  Make sure you enter your name as it appears on the government-issued photo identification. Next, to the testing page and find your specific exam under "California Subject Examination for Teachers."

A. Test Selection: Select computer-based testing.  Double check that the exams you select align with your assigned subject area.  Sign up for a test location close to you.

B. Designated Score Recipients: You will be instructed to indicate Designated Score Recipients. Please select Loyola Marymount University (listed under private Institutions). If you have trouble finding it, not to worry, as we send LMU a copy of the score report you upload to Box as well.

C. Click “yes” when asked if you would like to receive your scores via email.

D. Answer the Background Questions.

E. Pay for your test using a major credit card.

3. Schedule a Test Date: After you pay for the CSET, you will be sent an “Authorization to Test” email.  Log back into the CSET website, select “View Registrations,” and select “Schedule” to schedule a test date, time, and location. You are not registered until you schedule your test

4. Upload to Box: After selecting a test date, you will receive an Appointment Confirmation email; upload this email to your Box folder by the recommended deadline. 

5. Test Day: Bring your photo ID to the test center and arrive early.

6. Upload Test Results: You will receive your results via email 2-6 weeks after testing. It is imperative that you upload these results to your Box folder by 6pm the day you receive them.

A.  Please note: these score reports must be uploaded to Box in the form of a PDF. Screenshots cannot be accepted since they are not considered official.


CBEST Registration

 

OPTION 1: TAKE THE ONLINE EXAM

 

1. Determine if You Qualify for an Exemption: Read the CBEST Exemption Memo carefully and in full in order to complete the necessary steps for an exemption. As this would save you time and money, we encourage you to check it out. 

2.  If No, Identify Your Test:  Consult the Subject Specific Testing Requirements guide on Box to determine the test you need to take.

3. Register on the CCTC Website:  Visit the testing website by clicking “Register for the CBEST.”  You will use the same log-in as you did for the CSET.  Make sure your name matches the government-issued photo identification .

A. Test Selection: Select computer-based testing.  Double check that the exams you select align with your assigned subject area.  Sign up for a test location close to you.

B. Designated Score Recipients: You will be instructed to indicate Designated Score Recipients. Please select Loyola Marymount University (listed under private Institutions).

C. Click “yes” when asked if you would like to receive your scores via email.

D. Answer the Background Questions.

E. Pay for your test using a major credit card.

4. Schedule a Test Date: After you pay for the CBEST, you will be sent an “Authorization to Test” email.  Log back into the CBEST website, select “View Registrations,” and select “Schedule” to schedule a test date, time, and location.  You are not registered until you schedule your test. 

5. Upload to Confirmation to Box: After selecting a test date, you will receive an Appointment Confirmation email; please save this email as a file and upload to your Box folder.

6. Test Day:  Bring your photo ID to the test center and arrive early.

7. Upload Test Results: You will receive your results via email 1-4 weeks after testing. It is imperative that you upload these results to your Box folder by 6pm the day you receive it.

A. Please note: your test results must be uploaded to Box in the form of a PDF. Screenshots cannot be accepted as they are not considered official.

 

OPTION 2: APPLY FOR A CBEST EXEMPTION 

 

1. Determine if You Qualify for an Exemption: Read the CBEST Exemption Memo carefully and in full in order to complete the necessary steps for an exemption. As this would save you time and money, we encourage you to check it out. 

2A. If You Do Qualify: If you think you may qualify for an exemption, please take this brief Basic Skills Requirement Pathway Sign-up survey by the deadline to indicate your specific exemption pathway.

*Important note: If applying for an exemption, you must order TWO score reports. One will be sent to the TFA office, and one sent to yourself (to give to your employer).

 

2B. If You Do NOT Qualify: Please register for the CBEST via the directions in Option 1. 


 

U.S. Constitution Exam

All Teach for America – Los Angeles corps members must fulfill the Constitution requirement established for teachers in the state of California.  There are two ways to meet this requirement:

1) Registering and Passing the Constitution Exam Online. 

2) Apply for an Exemption via Your Undergraduate Coursework

 

OPTION 1: TAKE THE ONLINE EXAM

1. Register for the Exam: If your undergraduate coursework does not qualify you for an exemption, you will take the exam online at the following link usconstitutionexam.com before the first day of institute. Taking the exam online allows you to take the exam from anywhere, at any time. Use discount code TFA2018TFA  to take the test for $65. Trouble using the code? Email lainfo@teachforamerica.org. 

Undergraduate coursework may exempt you from this exam. After completing the exam and receiving a passing certificate via e-mail, save this email as a file and upload to your Box folder within 48 hours of receiving the email.

 

OPTION 2: APPLY FOR A Constitution EXEMPTION

Corps members who feel their undergraduate coursework may exempt them from the exam can petition for a waiver. Those who may be eligible for exemption are:

1. Those who have completed undergraduate course(s) in a California or an out of state school that covered the contents of the US constitution.

2. All graduates of California State Universities.

 

Constitution Exam Exemption Request (Undergraduate Work) 

If you believe your undergraduate work qualifies you for an exemption email the following items to lainfo@teachforamerica.org.

1.  A paragraph stating the reason you are petitioning. (i.e. coursework or CalState grad)

2.  A transcript showing the completion of the relevant coursework completed AND a course syllabus (preferred) or a course description of the course that may qualify for the US Constitution requirement

 

Constitution Exam Exemption Request (Cal State Universities) 

1. A transcript showing a degree conferred by a Cal State University

 

Exemption Note: Please note AP courses and examination credit do not qualify for exemptions and a petition for exemption based on an AP class will not be granted. Late petitions will not be accepted. Additionally, submitting an exemption request does not guarantee you will be granted an exemption. You will be notified via email if you qualify for an exemption.