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Your FTCE Costs & Retakes Quick Guide

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Are you getting ready to take the Florida Teaching Certification Examinations (FTCE) but wondering things like how much the exam will cost you? Or what happens if you fail the FTCE? We will answer all of these questions for you so you’re prepared when it is time to take your exam.

First, we’ll cover the individual costs of all FTCE exams. Then, we’ll discuss what happens if you fail a test and how many attempts you have to retake it. Finally, we’ll look at any other costs associated with taking an exam.

Why? Because these tests are important to your career and you need to know what to expect.

Ready to learn? Let’s go!

How much does it cost to take an FTCE exam?

So, let’s talk about the cost of the FTCE exams. Some FTCE tests offer an option of a combined test or separate subtests.

The General Knowledge (GK) test is $130 for all four subtests. If you take one subtest the cost is $32.50, for two subtests it’s $65, and for three subtests it’s $97.50.

The Professional Education (PEd) and all Subject Area Exams (SAE) cost $150.

The Elementary Education K-6 and Prekindergarten/Primary PK-3 exams each have four subtests you can take separately. For one subtest the cost is $37.50, for two subtests it’s $75, and for three subtests it’s $112.50. The full tests are $150.

The German K-12 exam has two subtests. It costs $75 for one subtest and $150 for both subtests.

For more information on registering for an FTCE exam, click here.

What happens if you fail an FTCE test? Can you retake it?

Of course, no one plans to fail an FTCE exam, but what if you do fail? Great news! You’re able to retake the exam.

If you fail an FTCE exam you must wait 31 calendar days to retake the exam. You cannot schedule a new exam attempt while your test results are pending, only after the official scores are released. Fortunately, you can attempt the FTCE exam as many times as you need to pass it.

All failed exams must be retaken in their entirety except for the General Knowledge Test, Elementary Education K–6, German K–12, Prekindergarten/Primary PK–3, English 6-12, and Middle Grades English 5-9. On these exams, you only need to retake the subtest(s) that you did not pass.

Are there any other costs associated with taking an FTCE test?

To make sure you’re prepared we’ll go over any other FTCE costs that haven’t been covered.

The retake fee for a single section costs $75 and both sections cost $150 for the English 6-12, Middle Grades English 5-9,and German K–12.

On the General Knowledge Test, Elementary Education K–6, and Prekindergarten/Primary PK–3 you will pay the retake fee for each subtest you did not pass.

For the General Knowledge Test, one subtest costs $32.50, two subtests cost $65, and three subtests cost $97.50.

For the Elementary Education K–6 and Prekindergarten/Primary PK–3, one subtest costs $37.50, two subtests cost $75, and three subtests cost $112.50.

Additionally, there are fees for the following:

Hopefully, you now have everything you need to know about the costs of the FTCE!

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Ashley Macken

Ashley is a first-grade teacher who is ending her 10-year teaching career to focus on small group tutoring and being a stay-at-home mom. She feels she has a wealth of knowledge of the education world to share with others. One thing you wouldn’t expect about Ashley is that she owns a working 1926 Model T.