Registration for the CPACE is available on the Internet through the CPACE website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Before you register. Because of laws protecting confidentiality and privacy, only you may register yourself for a test. Before you register, be sure to have available your email address, Social Security number, and credit card information (number, expiration date, and name of cardholder). You may wish to review the "Background Questions" to prepare answers to the questions you will be asked during registration.
Payment. Payment must be made at the time of registration using a credit card (VISA or MasterCard only) or a debit or check card that carries the VISA or MasterCard logo and that can be used without the entry of a personal identification number (PIN). Bank cards without the VISA or MasterCard logo cannot be accepted. See "Test Fees and Payment Policies" for complete information about registration and service fees and payment policies.
You should try to register as early as possible before your desired test date. Due to the amount of time required to process a CPACE registration, you may not be able to schedule a test appointment if you register within three calendar days of the day on which you plan to take the test. Test appointments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and seating is limited.
Please note the following restrictions:
- You may test only once per testing window.
- You must wait 45 days before retaking the CPACE–Written.
- Once you have registered, you must wait until after you have tested to register again for the CPACE–Written.
How to register for the CPACE–Written. Registration for the CPACE–Written is a two-part process with a registration step and a scheduling step.
Registering for the test. To register, select "Register Now" on the CPACE website and follow the instructions provided. You will be asked to provide your personal and payment information. If you don't have an account, you will be prompted to create one. See "About My Account" for information about creating and using an account. Be sure to have available your email address, Social Security number, and credit card information (number, expiration date, and name of cardholder). Enter your name as it appears on your government-issued identification that you plan to use for admittance to the test center. When you register, you may sign up to receive your test results by email.
Acknowledgment of registration and Authorization to Test. After you have completed the registration process, Evaluation Systems will send you an email acknowledging that you have submitted a registration. Within one business day, Evaluation Systems will email you an Authorization to Test. This Authorization to Test allows you to schedule a test appointment for the CPACE–Written for which you registered. Be sure to check the information on your Authorization to Test when you receive it. Notify Evaluation Systems immediately if any testing information needs to be corrected.
Your Authorization to Test is valid for one year from the date of issue. If you do not schedule a test appointment and take your test within one year, or withdraw your registration within one year, your authorization will expire, and you will receive no refund or credit of any kind.
Scheduling your test. Follow the instructions on your Authorization to Test to schedule your test appointment. After you schedule your appointment, you will be sent an email confirming your appointment and providing the address and phone number of the test center, as well as directions to the test center.
Internet registration for the CPACE–Video ends at 5:00 p.m. Pacific time on the registration deadline associated with each score report date. Your submission must be received by the submission deadline for the selected score report date in order for it to be scored. If your submission is not received by the submission deadline, you will need to register for the CPACE–Video again. See "Test Dates" for the registration and submission deadlines for each score report date.
Because of laws protecting confidentiality and privacy, only you can register yourself for the test or make inquiries regarding your registration or test results.
The CTC uses the background information you provide as part of your registration (including ethnicity, gender, and date of birth) to satisfy legal requirements, to conduct research that benefits improvement of educator preparation programs, and to help ensure the fairness and quality of the examination for which you are registering. This information will be analyzed as group data only. Examinee-level data will not be provided to score recipient institutions, if applicable. It may be used for statistical and research purposes and will not be used, in whole or in part, to make a determination about any individual.
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