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Alabama Educator Certification Assessment Program (AECAP)

Basic Skills Assessments Test Dates 2016-2017         AECAP Application Department: 1-800-294-2105

Delivery Method

Test Center

Registration Deadline

Test Window

Score Report Receipt Date

Paper and pencil

PSI Centers Nationwide

August 19, 2016

September 17, 2016

October 15, 2016

Paper and pencil

PSI Centers Nationwide

October 21, 2016

November 19, 2016

December 17, 2016

Paper and pencil

PSI Centers Nationwide

December 16, 2016

January 14, 2017

February 11, 2017

Paper and pencil

PSI Centers Nationwide

February 3, 2017

March 4, 2017

April 1, 2017

Paper and Pencil

PSI Centers  Nationwide

June 9, 2017

July 8, 2017

August 5, 2017


*Registration is open throughout the year, but scheduling is not available until approximately 6 weeks prior to the assessment window

Link to Register online 

Telephone Registration: 1-800-294-2105 or 319-341-2500 

Requirements: The AECAP must be taken prior for eligibility to the teacher education program.

Paper-and-Pencil Assessment $102, Computer-based Assessment $120

The AECAP Basic Skills Assessment Study Guide is available online.

Test Fees

  Paper and pencil Computer-based
Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Writing (in combination) $102 $120
Reading for Information


Applied Mathematics $48 $63
Writing $58 $63

JSU must be listed as a score recipient at the time of registration.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Counseling and Career Services at 256-782-5475, or Dr. Jendia Griffett the Alabama SDE, Teacher Assessment Coordinator at 334-242-9935.




Driving Directions

Birmingham, Alabama

100 Centerview Dr., Suite 121

After you exit I-65 at Hwy 31, turn North on Highway 31 toward Vestavia Hills. Turn right at first traffic light onto Vestavia Parkway. Turn right at first street onto Centerview Drive. Turn left into the first parking lot.

Huntsville, Alabama

4900 University Square, Suite 4

From Memorial Parkway (US-431/231), take the University Dr (US-72 W) exit. Turn right on The Boardwalk. You will come to a dead end, facing 4900 University Square.

Mobile, Alabama

6051-B Airport Blvd.

From East or West, take I-10 to I-65. From I-65 take Airport Blvd West exit. The site is approximately 3 miles on Airport Blvd. Look for a small red brick office complex, on the left side of the road called the Reynolds Place. You have to make a U-turn at the next traffic light to get to the complex. Office is in the corner of the L.

Montgomery, Alabama

500 Interstate Park Dr, Suite 530

From I-85, take the Perry Hill Road Exit (#4). Proceed North on Perry Hill Road for little less than 1/4 mile. Interstate Park Drive is located on the right (east) side of Perry Hill Road. Turn right on Interstate Park Road and proceed east for approximately 1/4 mile. The office is located on the main road.

English Competency Exam (ECE)

Test Dates  

Registration: English Department (Stone Center) room 215



Requirements: The ECE must be taken prior to Preservice Teaching.

Successful completion of EH 101, EH 102, and 60 semester hours are required.

Students who have passed the writing section of the Georgia Regents' Test are exempt from the ECE.

Test to Meet JSU Graduation Requirements EPP or CLA+

One of these assessments must be completed in order to meet graduation requirements. 

EPP - ETS Proficiency Profile (Distance Education Students Only) - The EPP assesses four core skill areas —critical thinking, reading, writing and mathematics —in a single test.  You must have 90+ hrs. (Computer Based)

EPP - ETS Proficiency Profile (On Campus Students) - This assessment is the same as the EPP for distance education students, but it is proctored on campus in a designated computer lab on scheduled test dates.

CLA+ - Collegiate Learning Assessment - (if selected by the Office of Planning and Research) It can be taken in place of the EPP to meet graduation requirements. It is performance based and provides a measure of an institution's contribution to the development of critical thinking and writing skills. (Computer based)

Please visit Counseling Services web page - for testing information.

The Praxis II/Subject Content Exam and Praxis II Principles 0f Learning and Teaching (PLT) Exam

School of Education Praxis Policy    

PRAXIS Series Customer Service: 1-800-772-9476

Get information on and register online.

* Please visit the following Web page to obtain a complete list of computer-delivered test availability:

The Praxis II exam is required for all teacher education candidates. This state-mandated requirement applies to all initial certifications including class B certification, Alternative 5th Year Masters, Add-on certification, and any graduate degree program that is deemed initial certification (i.e., Education Administration, Counseling, Library Media), or an initial certification for Collaborative Education at any level. Teacher education candidates must list ALSDE and JSU as a recipient of the test score at the time of registration. Failure to do so may delay certification by the Alabama State Department of Education.


Below are the testing windows for the 2015-2016 testing year. While there is a window each month, note that all tests are not offered in every testing window.  Please visit the Praxis website to find out which tests are offered during each testing window or test date.

2016-17 Computer-delivered Testing Windows














Praxis II® World Languages Computer Testing Windows






*Official Score reports are available 10 business days following the test administration of multiple choice only tests and 15 business days following the test administration of constructed response tests.

Additional information may be located in The Praxis Series™ Information Bulletin at

For the Alabama Approved Praxis II Test Codes and Minimum Required Scores

Please go to Praxis tests using this link.

Visit these sections "Tests Required for All Teaching Fields" and "Tests Required for Specific Certification Areas"

For more information, contact Ms. Lisa Light, Director Teacher Education Services

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