North Central College - Naperville, IL

Licensure Tests

Registration, Testing Dates, and Study Guide Information

Illinois State Board of Education

Test of Academic Proficiency (400) - needed for licensure. Must be passed before being admitted to the teacher education program. Click here for Test of Academic Proficiency Preparation Resources.

Certificate

Content-Area Tests (Test Name and Test Code)

Assessment of Profesional Teaching (APT)

Elementary Certificate - Type 3 (1-5)

Elementary/Middle Grades (110)

APT: Grades K-9 (102)

Secondary Certificate - Type 9 (9-12)

For Students Majoring in:
English Language Arts (111)
Mathematics (115)
Science: Biology (105)
Science: Chemistry (106)
Science: Physics (116)
Social Science: History (114)

APT: Grades 6-12 (103)

Special Certificate-Type 10 (K-12)

For students majoring in:
Foreign Language- French (127), German (128), Spanish (135)
Music (143)
Physical Education (144)
Visual Arts (145)

APT: Grades K-12 (104)

New Licensure Information

It is now in effect that a certification State test can be taken a maximum of 5 times. This maximum times is for all three tests, test of academic proficiency, content area, and Assessment of Professional Teaching. For more information visit http://www.isbe.net/certification/default.htm.

New Retake Policy

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has implemented the following new ICTS testing policy effective January 12, 2010:

"Subsequent to January 12, 2010, no individual may attempt to pass the same test more than five times in any combination of the two formats [computer-based or paper-based testing]."