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CSET Preparation Sessions (Online and self-paced, no instructor)

Test Center Opening/Closings Due to COVID-19

Where local guidance permits, the California-based Pearson VUE-owned test centers (PPCs) for California Educator Credentialing Assessments testing will reopen on May 1, 2020.  Note that test centers are enforcing social distancing recommendations, and therefore test center capacity will be decreased. Important health and safety considerations are also outlined on the California Educator Credentialing Assessments examination webpage.

SDCOE Teacher Effectiveness and Preparation Programs will continue to operate during the COVID-19 school closures. Due to the closure, the best form of communication at this time is via e-mail. 

To access the registration see, 

CSET Registration: For all subject areas and subtests

Current access November 1, 2020 through February 28, 2021 

Access ends February 28, 2021.

Registration ends February 12, 2021 at 3 p.m.

**SDCOE will be closed on the following dates: November 26 & 27, December 24 - January 1, 2021. No registrations or payments will be processed during this time.**

The following six CSET subject areas are currently available.

Multiple Subjects                        Science

     All Subtests                                 Subtest I
     Subtest I                                      Subtest II - Life Sciences
     Subtest II                                     Subtest III - Chemistry
     Subtest III​
English​​                                          Math                                Social Science
     All Subtests                                  All Subtests                      All Subtests
     Subtest I                                       Subtest I                           Subtest I
     Subtest II                                      Subtest II                          Subtest II
     Subtest III                                     Subtest III                         Subtest III
     Subtest IV

     All Subtests Single Subject Authorization - Subtest I,II & III
     All Subtests Bilingual Authorization - Subtest III, IV and V 
     Subtest I
     Subtest II
     Subtest III
     World Languages IV  
     Subtest V

*Physical Education
*A basic version of the physical education prep will be available for free; by entering the course links below.

Another option could be 240Tutoring (a third party company) does have physical education prep available at a discount. Please submit your name and current email address to have receive an invitation for 50% off their CSET test prep.

  • The 100% Online prep sessions are self-paced, closely aligned with the CSET content, and available by subject area or by subject-area subtest. 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 exemplary, experienced content experts who have current firsthand knowledge of the CSET exam. 


    • $100 per subject area (All subtests)

    • $40 per subtest

  • Payment is by credit card. A payment link will be sent after the registration is processed. Registrations are processed Monday - Friday, during normal business hours. (No refund. No proration of cost.)

  • Your payment provides unlimited online access for the duration of the session.

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

Future Session Registrations:  

  • CSET Prep Nov. 1, 2020 - Feb. 28, 2021 will be available Oct. 16, 2020.
  • CSET Prep March 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021 will be available Feb. 12, 2021. 
  • CSET Prep July 1, 2021 - Oct. 31, 2021 will be available June 16, 2021.