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AAFCS Exams for Texas Educator Candidates

What's New

Beginning July 16, 2019, Texas educator candidates will use the Pearson website to register and schedule exam appointments for AAFCS examinations (Family and Consumer Sciences, Composite; Hospitality, Nutrition, and Food Science; and Human Development and Family Studies). Appointments for these exams will be available starting on September 9, 2019.

Texas educator candidates will also be able to access preparation materials and exam-specific policy information on this website on July 16.

Texas educator candidates who need to test before August 31, 2019, should visit the AAFCS website opens in a new window.

General Information

The content of the exams is not changing.

Yes, the eligibility process will be different. After the transition, in accordance with TEA policy, eligibility for these exams will follow the same approval process as other certification exams. Candidates must first receive approval to test from their EPP. Once approved, candidates will be able to view their approved exams in their Educator Profile, which can be accessed through their TEAL account opens in a new window. Candidates will then register and schedule to test through their account on the Texas Educator Certification Examination Program website.

Testing will be available through Pearson starting on September 9, 2019. Registration and scheduling will be available on the program website beginning July 16, 2019.

Texas educator candidates will register for exams and schedule appointments through the Texas Educator Certification Examination Program website, which provides tools for locating testing centers and available appointments. This change will increase flexibility in scheduling your exam appointment because appointments will be available year-round. There will also be an increase in the number of testing centers that offer the AAFCS examinations. The process provides consistency among all certification and content areas in registration, administration, and score reporting.

The exam content and the time allocated for your test session will not change. All exams will be administered in a computer-administered testing (CAT) format.

New testing locations will be available in Texas and nationwide. The test center search tool opens in a new window can be used to research test location availability..

Yes, successful completion of an AAFCS exam qualifies candidates to apply for the national professional credential. The AAFCS credentialing requirements, application, and process remain the same.

Scoring and Reporting

Scores are reported within 7 days of testing. Score reports are posted in your Pearson testing account at 10 p.m. central time on the score report date associated with your testing date. You will receive a receipt of completion at the testing center, but not your pass/fail status.