Paraeducator Exam

The Paraeducator exam was developed to meet compliance requirements surrounding the “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB) Act passed by Congress in January of 2001. The NCLB Act defines “Highly Qualified” as having a high school diploma and one of the following:

  1. Two years of study at an institute of higher education equivalent to 48 semester units; or
  2. Associate’s or higher degree; or
  3. Passage of a rigorous assessment "Paraeducator Exam" demonstrating knowledge of, and the ability to, assist in the instruction of reading, writing and mathematics.

FCOE offers the Paraeducator Exam on a regular basis. For more information, refer to the resources below.


Paraeducator Exam Calendar
Paraeducator Exam Testing Locations
Registration Process
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Study Guide Resources

Day of Exam

Registration will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. The exam will start at 8:30 a.m. The following documents are required at check in:

  1. E-mail Confirmation
  2. Drivers License or Photo ID
  3. $7.00 Cashiers Check or Money Order (Cash and/or personal checks are not accepted)

Seating is limited and Registration with confirmation is required.

Paraeducator Exam

The assessment is comprised of 100 multiple-choice questions separated into three sections: Ability to Assist in Instruction, English/Language Arts and Mathematics.