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Retake Policy

An exam can be retaken after 45 days. If you try to register to retake an exam, be aware that the registration system will only display exam dates that are at least 45 days after the previous exam date.

If you are affiliated with an EPP, you must request approval from your program to retest. Contact your EPP for further information.

If, upon completion of an entire Core Subjects (211 or 291) exam, you do not pass one or more of the Subject Exams, you are eligible to retake one or more Subject Exams on another date 45 days after taking the overall Core Subjects (211 or 291) exam. Each testing session counts as an attempt for the Core Subjects (211 or 291) exam, whether the overall exam or an individual Subject Exam (i.e., 801–805 and 806–809) is attempted.

Note: After taking the overall exam (211 or 291) on your first attempt, you will be limited to registering for either the overall exam or just one subject exam (800-level) at a time.

Exam takers are required to pay the exam fee when registering to retake an exam.

Pearson and TEA reserve the right to cancel scores if the Retake Policy is violated for any reason.

You are limited to five attempts to take a certification exam.

The five attempts include the first attempt to pass the exam and four retakes. Each testing session counts as another attempt for the 211 or 291 Core Subjects test, whether the overall exam or an individual subject exam is attempted. If you choose to register again for the same exam after completion of the fifth testing attempt, scores will not be counted towards certification and you will assume responsibility for exam fees paid. For more information, please consult with your Educator Preparation Program and review the score reporting policies on this website.

Your five attempts include any of the exam approval methods (PACT, EPP, out of state, charter, and CBE). If you are unable to successfully pass the examination after five attempts, you will not be allowed to take the examination again unless the Texas Education Agency approves a test-limit waiver opens in a new window. If you are not able to pass an examination that is a requirement for a given certification, you will not be able to be issued an intern, probationary, or standard certificate in that certification field.