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Important Updates

If you need assistance with this website, including the registration process, please contact ETS Customer Service at 1-800-205-2626 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. CT) or via email at texes-excet_inquiries@ets.org.

Texas Educator Certification Program Vendor Transition*NEW*
Management of the Texas educator certification examinations will transition from ETS to a new vendor, Pearson, beginning September 1, 2018. ETS will continue to manage all administration and reporting activities through August 31, 2018. You should continue to utilize the ETS website, systems and support contacts that are currently in place through the end of August.

Please refer to the newly updated Texas Educator Certification Examination Program Transition Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and Educator Testing Transition flyer for information regarding the transition. Ongoing updates will be provided by both vendors and the TEA in the coming weeks.

For questions regarding program activities before September 1, 2018, please see this website.

For questions regarding program activities after September 1, 2018, please visit the Pearson website.  

We appreciate the confidence the Texas Education Agency has had in ETS’s administration of the Texas Educator Certification program for the past 12 years. We welcome the opportunity to continue to bring our expertise to the program through our Performance Assessment for School Leaders (PASL), beginning fall 2019. This new assessment allows candidates to demonstrate the application of important knowledge and skills, including problem-solving, creating a collaborative culture, and supporting continuous professional development. More information will be shared as it becomes available for the PASL assessment.

Educator Certification Examination Retake Limit Change
Candidates are limited to a total of 5 attempts to pass a certification examination under Texas Education Code §21.048. A subsection of the law, which currently counts all attempts of the same examination taken before September 1, 2015 as only one attempt, is set to expire. Beginning September 1, 2018, all attempts of the same examination will count toward the 5-attempt testing limit regardless of when the examination was first attempted. 

Candidates, educators, and others who took certification examinations before September 1, 2015 and have not yet passed those examinations will find more information in the candidate guidance document. Testers impacted by the change must take their examination(s) by August 31, 2018 if the new test attempt counting method will make them ineligible on September 1, 2018. Candidates who reach the 5-time testing limit must apply for a test-limit waiver to retest.

Note: Individuals who did not test before September 1, 2015 are not affected by the change since all examination attempts have always been included in the attempt count for these testers.

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Test Center Info

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CAT Test Center Reporting Address Change
Candidates who registered to test at Prometric Test Center (Test Center APCN-0078) for TExES testing should report to the following address as of March 30, 2018:
Prometric Test Center
801 W Nolana Avenue
Suite 202
McAllen, TX 78504

CAT Test Center Reporting Address Change
Candidates scheduled for the March 31, 2018, TExES testing administration at Test Center USA - North Houston (Test Center STN13866A) should report to the following address:
14405 Walters Road
Suite 760
Houston, TX 77014

NOTE: Beginning April 2, 2018, candidates registered to test at Test Center USA - North Houston for TExES testing should report to the following address:
14550 Torrey Chase
Suite 230
Houston, TX 77014

Test Center Closings & Delayed Openings

THE FOLLOWING TEST CENTERS ARE PERMANENTLY CLOSED AS OF 1/25/18.
All impacted test takers were contacted by ETS Customer Service via email and/or phone.

Prometric Test Center
Link Testing
16850 Diana Lane
Houston, TX 77058
Test Center: APCN-5117

Prometric Test Center
16800 Imperial Valley
Suite 170
Houston, TX 77060
Test Center: APCN-0309