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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*

November 1, 2014

October 3, 2014

October 21, 2014

October 28, 2014

December 1, 2014

January 10, 2015

December 12, 2014

December 30, 2014

January 6, 2015

February 9, 2015

March 7, 2015

February 6, 2015

February 24, 2015

March 3, 2015

April 6, 2015

May 2, 2015

April 3, 2015

April 21, 2015

April 28, 2015

June 1, 2015

July 11, 2015

June 12, 2015

June 30, 2015

July 7, 2015

August 10, 2015

* 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: 10/24/2014