Educator Certification: Testing Information
Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments
Use the button below to visit the Pearson AEPA/NES website. This site allows you to register to take an exam, provides exam information, and exam study guides as well as more information such as your testing history and results.
Before registering for an exam, it is recommended that applicants review the requirements for approved subject areas, the certificate, or endorsement they are seeking. There are several ways to meet exam requirements for both the professional knowledge or subject knowledge exams.
Equivalent out-of-state exams may be accepted if reported to and determined to have met the "Pass" status by the other state. It is recommended for first-time educators seeking initial certification in Arizona to sit for Arizona exams if the exam requirements are not waived as detailed in the appropriate requirement document.
Click on the titles below for helpful information about Arizona Educator Exams.
- List of Required Arizona Educator Exams
- Arizona Out of State Exam Equivalents by State, including PRAXIS and edTPA
- Form to verify a passing score of an out of state equivalent exam
- AEPA/Pearson offers both free and paid exam information and preparation materials.
- To view your testing history, reported as PASS or FAIL, one should create an account or log in at Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments (AEPA).
- To request a copy of your score report, visit the Request a Copy of Your Score Report page on the AEPA/Pearson website.
- If you took your exam in 1999-2000, AEPA/Pearson will not have these results.
- You will need to request a verification of these exams by e-mailing [email protected].
- Include your full name and educator identification number (EIN). You may find your EIN by searching for your public certification information via the OACIS public portal or by logging in to AzEdCert.
- Only exams from 1999-2000 may be verified by the ADE.
This degree matrix document outlines all of the degrees and recommendations accepted by the Board to qualify or not qualify for:
- the Subject Matter Expert Certificate
- a subject matter exam waiver by degree