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CBEST Preparation (Online and self-paced, no instructor)


Who needs this preparation course?

The California Education Code and Title 5 Regulations specify, in most cases, that applicants for a credential, certificate, or permit to serve in the public schools of California must verify basic skills proficiency before the credential, certificate, or permit will be issued. For Preliminary Teaching Credential candidates, the basic skills requirement must be met prior to serving as an intern. However, institutions may require the basic skills requirement prior to program enrollment. The basic skills requirement may also be required as a condition of employment. Passing the CBEST is one way to meet the Basic Skills requirement.


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CBEST Registration Form


  • The 100% Online prep sessions are self-paced, closely aligned with the CBEST content. There is no instructor. The materials are grouped by content and are a mixture of powerpoints, articles, links, videos and practice tests. The resources were gathered or developed by an exemplary, experienced content expert who has current firsthand knowledge of the CBEST exam. This prep encompasses reading, writing, and mathematics.

  • The timeline for registration and access to materials can take 2 - 3 days to complete. Registrations and payments are processed Monday - Friday, during normal business hours.

  • Where state and local regulations and guidance permit, the California-based Pearson VUE-owned test centers (PPCs) have reopened for California Educator Credentialing Assessments.  Test centers are open, and seats are available throughout the State of California.  Important health and safety considerations are also outlined on the California Educator Credentialing Assessments examination webpage.