The exams listed below meet the basic competency exam requirement for teacher certification in Alaska. You must have a passing score for reading, writing and mathematics. Scores from exams with a reading, a writing, and a math sections that have distinct qualifying scores may be combined to form a set of passing scores.
An original score report for a basic competency exam must be submitted with your application or be on file with the Teacher Certification Office. An original score report is the actual report issued by the testing organization; a photocopy will not be accepted. If an original score report is not available from the testing organization, a letter from a college, university or state agency that has previously received the original score report may be substituted. The letter must be written on letterhead and list the sub scores of the reading, writing and math portions of the exam.
If you do not have passing scores on one of the exams below, but you have a current and valid teaching certificate issued by another state (United States only), you may qualify for an Out-of-State Initial teaching certificate that can be valid for up to three years. The application for an Out-of-State Initial teaching certificate is be located at Applications for Teaching Certificates.