Test Retake Policy

A test that was taken via CAT can be retaken via CAT after 45 days. If you try to register to retake a CAT test, be aware that the registration system will only display CAT test dates that are at least 45 days after the previous test date.

If you do not pass the overall Core Subject test (211 or 291), you must wait the required 45 days to retake any of the individual subject tests. Likewise, if you fail an individual subject test, you must wait the required 45 days to retake that same subject test. NOTE: After taking the overall test (211/291) on your first attempt, you will be limited to registering for either the overall test or just one subject test (800-level).

If you do not pass the Braille PBT test, you can retake it at any future administration.

If you are affiliated with an EPP, check with your program to see if you need a new approval to retest. Contact them for further information.

Test takers are required to pay the test fee when registering to retake a test.

ETS and TEA reserve the right to cancel scores if the test retake policy is violated for any reason.

NOTE: You are limited to five attempts to take a certification test. The five attempts include the first attempt to pass the examination and four retakes. Each testing session counts as another attempt for the 291 or 211 Core Subjects test, whether the overall test or an individual subject test is attempted. All attempts taken before September 1, 2015 currently count as one attempt. If you choose to register again for the same test after completion of the fifth testing attempt, scores will not be counted towards certification and you will assume responsibility for test fees paid. For more information, please consult with your preparation program.

Your five attempts include any of the test approval methods (PACT, EPP, out of state, charter, and CBE). If you are unable to successfully pass the examination after five attempts, you will not be allowed to take the examination again unless the Texas Education Agency waives the limitation for good cause. If you are not able to pass an examination that is a requirement for a given certification, you will not be able to be issued a probationary or standard certificate in that certification field.