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Master's degree students must successfully pass the required state examination, TAP 300, TAP 400 or Basic Skills 096 before applying for the Teacher Leader Endorsement.  Students must successfully pass the required state examination, Principal Test 195 and Test 196 (or must have passed Principal Test 186 within the past five years) before applying for the Principal Endorsement.

Education Specialist students must successfully pass the required state examination, Test 187 Superintendent, before applying to complete Field Experience (EDL 6910).  Students must have passed the exam before logging any hours or become officially enrolled in the course.

Click here to obtain an example handout on how to apply for the Certification Test.

Students should register to take the Paper-Based Test. 

 

Testing Dates for 2013 - 2014

 

TEST DATE REGULAR REGISTRATION DEADLINE  LATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE
(additional fees apply)
EMERGENCY REGISTRATION PERIOD
(additional fees apply)  
SCORE REPORT DATE
INTERNET TELEPHONE
September 7, 2013  August 23, 2013 N/A  August 23, 2013 - September 3, 2013  August 26, 2013 - September 3, 2013 October 4, 2013
November 16, 2013 October 4, 2013 October 25, 2013 October 25, 2013 - November 12, 2013 October 28, 2013 - November 12, 2013  December 13, 2013
February 08, 2014 December 27, 2013  January 17, 2014 January 17, 2014 - February 4, 2014  January 21, 2014 - February 4, 2014 March 7, 2014
April 12, 2014 February 28, 2014 March 21, 2014 March 21, 2014 - April 08, 2014 March 24, 2014 - April 08, 2014 May 9, 2014
June 7, 2014  April 25, 2014  May 16, 2014  May 16, 2014 - June 3, 2014  May 19, 2014 -
June 3, 2014
July 3, 2014
 July 12, 2014  May 30, 2014  June 20, 2014  June 20, 2014 - July 8, 2014  June 23, 2014 - July 8, 2014  August 8, 2014

   
For more information regarding late and emergency registration dates, score reports, and general test information click here.

For general information about certification, please visit the Illinois Certification Testing System website @http://www.icts.nesinc.com

Click here to register via Internet for State Certification Examination (Students will register to take Paper-Based Testing for the Principal [Test 186] and Superintendent's [Test 187] examination.  Students will register for the computer-based test if registering for the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) Examination [Test 400]).

To register by telephone, please call 1-800-239-8107 or 413-256-2870 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. central standard time, Monday through Friday.

Click here to obtain a study guide for State Certification Examinations.

Questions related directly to the State Certification Examination may be directed by contacting the Illinois Certification Testing System (ICTS) at 1-800-239-8107.