FTCE – Practice Test & Information [Updated 2019]
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We have all the info and details about the exams.
Test-Specific Information and Breakdowns
- Elementary Education K-6
- English 6-12
- ESOL K-12
- General Knowledge
- Physical Education K-12
- Prekindergarten/Primary PK-3 (053)
- Professional Education Test
- Middle Grades English 5-9
- Middle Grades Mathematics 5-9
- Middle Grades General Science 5-9
- Middle Grades Social Science 5-9
- Mathematics 6-12
- Social Science 6-12
- Chemistry 6-12 (003)
- Exceptional Student Education K-12
- Reading K-12 (035)
- Biology 6-12 (002)
- Reading K-12 (035)
FTCE information obtained from the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations website: http://www.fl.nesinc.com/index.asp
Frequently Asked Questions: Dates, Fees, & More
What are the FTCE exams?
FTCE stands for Florida Teacher Certification Examinations. Prospective teachers in Florida are required to pass specific FTCE exams before obtaining certification.
The FTCE exams are created and administered by Pearson.
Who takes a FTCE exam?
Any person seeking educator certification in Florida must take and pass the necessary FTCE exams.
After you submit your application for certification, the Bureau of Educator Certification will let you know what tests you need to take.
When and where do I take a FTCE exam?
FTCE exams are offered year-round at various times and locations (in Florida and nationwide).
For more information about test center locations, click here.
What are the FTCE test fees?
FTCE test fees vary by exam.
For exam-specific test fees, click here.
How are FTCE exams structured?
FTCE exams are computer-based tests (CBT). All of the exams are multiple-choice, but a few also include an essay portion.
What do I need to bring to the test center?
You must bring two current, government-issued ID documents (one with your photograph and signature) in English. Make sure your name on your identification matches the name in which you registered.
How long are the FTCE exams?
Session length varies by exam.
For exam-specific session lengths, click here.
Can I use a calculator on a FTCE exam?
Some FTCE exams have an on-screen calculator; others provide a scientific calculator for use.
What are the testing policies for the FTCE exams?
The testing policies for the FTCE vary by exam. Take a look at your specific exam here.
How are the FTCE exams scored?
You must score at least a 200 to pass a test or subtest. For essays, a passing score is 8 out of 12 points.
Unofficial pass/non-pass status (based on multiple-choice answers) is provided immediately after testing.
All FTCE official exam scores are available within 4 weeks after testing.
How do I pass a FTCE exam?
To pass an FTCE exam, you must first understand what is on the exam and what you will be expected to know. The best way is to review the 240Tutoring test breakdown materials and practice questions. Once you identify areas of weakness, you can begin targeting those areas with instructional content and practice questions.
Can I retake a FTCE exam?
Yes, you can retake a FTCE exam, but you have to wait 31 days in between testing sessions.
How do I register for a FTCE exam?
You can register online for a FTCE exam right here.
FTCE Practice Test and Study Material
You have access to very basic preparation materials through Pearson; however, these materials are very limited and do not address the exam content in depth (which is what you need to be successful). Take a look at those materials here.
For more thorough preparation, use trusted resources like 240Tutoring to learn and explore content, review practice questions, and take full-length practice exams.