Announcements

  • Testing Announcements and Updates
    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.


  • The College of Education and P-16 Integration Community Open House will be held on the Brownsville campus Friday, April 27th 5 -8 p.m. and on the Edinburg campus Saturday, April 28th 4 - 7 p.m. For more information, visit the Open House event page.

  • CEP faculty keep track of your training session progress with the new CEP Dashboard login.

  • Submit a TExES Exam retest request by completing the following survey. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Educator Preparation and Accountability.