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What You MUST Know About the TExES Exam Cost

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Are you wanting to find out how much it costs to take a TExES exam? Well, look no further, because everything you need to know about those TExES exam fees is right here, plus some other information you must know — like what to do if you fail a TExES test. (By the way, there is a limit to how many times you can retake an exam, but we will get into those details later on.)

We’ve got you covered on all things TExES. So let’s get started.

How much does it cost to take a TExES exam?

Let’s start with the cost of the TExES exam. Each TExES exam costs $116. Depending on your certification, you may need to take more than one exam, so it’s important to know that every exam costs $116. If you take a TExES exam with subtests (like the CORE Subjects exams) and fail one subtest, you can retake the failed section for $58.

How many attempts do you get to pass a TExES test?

You can retake any TExES exam up to four more times. That seems like a waste of time and money, so you should definitely invest in a study guide before you take the test: TExES Study Guides. After your fifth attempt, you will need to apply for the TExES 4x waiver. For more information on that process, check out TExES 4x Waiver Request.

What happens if you fail a TExES test?

Let’s talk about failing a TExES exam. If you fail a test, you can retake it after 30 days. You can’t register until the scores are posted, so there’s no need to panic until you see your official score.

Want to know how to read your score report? Check this out.

You also get four more attempts to pass a TExES exam before you are required to apply for a test retake waiver (see above).

Are there any other costs associated with taking a TExES test?

There are no other costs associated with taking a TExES exam, but there are other costs for certification. You will need to pay for things like a background check and your standard certificate (which is different from the exam). But even after all of these fees, you will be thrilled when you pass the exam and finish the certification process!

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Kayman McIver

Kayman is a science teacher with 13 years of experience. She loves the world of education and is thrilled to help others join the field. Her other loves include running, hand lettering, and quirky middle schoolers.