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California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET)

The California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) is a set of tests created by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). These exams test the knowledge, skills and competency of prospective teachers who choose to or are required to meet specific requirements in order to be certified to teach in the state of California. Passing these exams can allow teachers to meet requirements in several areas, such as:

  1. Basic Skills Requirement
  2. Subject matter competence requirement
  3. No Child Left Behind subject matter requirement
  4. Educational technology requirement
  5. Competence requirement for effective teaching of English learners

For more information on the various components of the CSET required to establish competency in these areas, see the CSET Program Overview

Most of these certifications require a number of subtests to be completed and passed; however, it is important to note that, in contrast to the CBEST passing requirements, the CSET mandates that each subtest be passed in the same sitting in order to receive certification.

CSET Test Dates

Test Date
Regular Registration Ends
Late Registration Ends
Emergency Registration Ends
Scores Given*

September 7, 2013

August 9, 2013

August 27, 2013

September 3, 2013

October 7, 2013

November 2, 2013

October 4, 2013

October 22, 2013

October 29, 2013

December 2, 2013

January 11, 2014

December 13, 2013

December 31, 2013

January 7, 2014

February 10, 2014

March 8, 2014

February 7, 2014

February 25, 2014

March 4, 2014

April 7, 2014

May 3, 2014

April 4, 2014

April 22, 2014

April 29, 2014

June 2, 2014

July 12, 2014

June 13, 2014

July 1, 2014

July 8, 2014

August 11, 2014

* Multiple Subjects test scores are released approximately one week earlier than the dates shown here. 

Before registering, make sure you have all the information you will need by navigating to the CSET Registration Checklist.  This page has a detailed list of all the information that will be required during the registration process.

There are two ways to register for the CSET:  online, or by phone.  To register before the regular deadline, candidates must register online, and for the late and emergency deadlines, registering by phone is an option.   

To register by phone, call (800) 205-3334 or (916) 928-4003, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pacific Time.  Operators take holidays on December 24, 2010, January 3, 2011, and July 4, 2011.

Last Updated: 05/04/2014