TExES Testing

Teacher candidates are required to do the following:

What is the new retake policy?

Beginning September 1, 2015 candidates will be limited to four attempts to retake any educator
certification examination. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is implementing this change to Texas
Education Code §21.048 in response to HB 2205, 84th Texas Legislature, 2015. The State Board for
Educator Certification (SBEC) may prescribe rules in the Texas Administrative Code to administer these changes. More information will be shared as rules are adopted. Click here for full retake policy.

Frequently Asked Questions

About Representative TExES (nicknamed practice tests):

TExES Representatives (practice tests) are offered at the SHSU Testing Center through their online registration system. The SHSU Testing Center website has the latest Representative TExES information.  

Where do I register for the certification exam?

Online at  http://www.tx.nesinc.com/Home.aspx

Where can I take the certification exam?

You can take your certification exam anywhere it's offered in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. When you register for your certification exam, you can choose your location from a drop down menu.

You can also view the TExES Registration which contains:

  • updated program policies
  • contact information
  • tests offered
  • test dates
  • registration information, steps and deadlines
  • fees and payment policies
  • identification (ID) requirements
  • test center procedures
  • score reporting information

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