Information on Certification Requirements
Special Education Certificates
Professional and Non Teaching Certificates
Application To Transfer Reciprocal
Change of Address
Certification Application Form
Duplicate Copy Form
Endorsement Application Form
Deficiency Removal Form
Fingerprint Reciprocity Testament
Name Change Form
Reciprocal Application Form
Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments (AEPA)
The AEPA assessments are offered for professional knowledge and subject knowledge tests which are required for most teaching certificates. Comparable out-of-state tests may be substituted for these assessments.
Who is required to take the tests?
Professional Knowledge Tests - Effective September 1, 2012, the AEPA Elementary and Secondary Professional Knowledge test are being replaced by the NES Assessment of Professional Knowledge tests. To register or learn more, visist www.nestest.com/arizona.
A professional knowledge test is required of all applicants for a teaching certificate. There are three levels of the Professional Knowledge test: Early Childhood (93), NES Assessment of Professional Knowledge Elementary (,http://www.nestest.com/TestView.aspx?f=HTML_FRAG/NT051_TestPage.html) and NES Assessment of Professional Knowledge Secondary (http://www.nestest.com/TestView.aspx?f=HTML_FRAG/NT052_TestPage.html)
Subject Knowledge Tests
Candidates must take a test in the specific area in which they are seeking certification if a test is offered in that area.
September 8, 2012 March 16, 2013
November 10, 2012 May 18, 2013
January 12, 2012 July 6, 2013