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Certification Tests

​​​​​​To obtain full certification in Rhode Island, you will need to complete two certification tests. All candidates must complete the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) Praxis test for grades 7-12. All candidates must also complete a content area test. All TCP content certification areas except Italian require a passing score on the appropriate Praxis content area test. The Praxis web ​site​ provides information about the tests, test center locations and online registration. Certification in Italian requires the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) assessment because Praxis does not offer a test for Italian. If you are seeking certification in Italian, please contact the TCP Coordinator for registration instructions for the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) assessment. ​

All certification testing requirements should be completed prior to student teaching.

Praxis support: If you are interested in participating in (or leading) a student-led study group for a Praxis content test, please contact the TCP coordinator Dr. Kate Hibbard​