Teaching Prep & Certification Exam (PRAXIS®)

Program Overview

If you enjoy mentoring and helping children and young adults grow in knowledge and understanding, teaching may be just right for you. The Praxis® tests measure your academic skills and subject-specific content knowledge needed for teaching. If you are entering the teaching profession, the Praxis Series® tests are a required part of the certification process for many states and professional licensing organizations. DANTES reimburses Praxis® test fees for eligible military personnel.

Program Benefits

The Praxis® test is your next step to a teaching career that measures your knowledge and skills in core, specific, and K-12 subject areas.
  • Measures academic achievement and proficiency
  • Helps complete teacher preparation programs
  • Meets state requirements for teaching certifiation, if required
  • DANTES reimburses the test fees, saving you money

Program Eligibility

All active-duty Service members (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard), as wells as members of the National Guard and Reserve components, are eligible to take one DANTES-reimbursed Praxis® Core test and one Subject-specific content knowledge test, per lifetime of service, to include:

  • Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core)
  • And
  • Praxis® Subject Assessments, or
  • Praxis® Content Knowledge for Teaching Assessments (CKT)

Obtain information regarding testing policies, fees, registration procedures, and the nearest test center by visiting the Praxis® website.

Costs & Reimbursement for Test Fees

The cost of the Praxis® Series tests varies by test. To determine the cost of testing, visit the Praxis® website, https://www.ets.org/praxis/about/fees/.

DANTES reimburses eligible military members for the Praxis® Series test fees, once per lifetime of service, for each of the following exams:

  • Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core)
  • And
  • Praxis® Subject Assessments
  • Or
  • Praxis® Content Knowledge for Teaching Assessments (CKT)

The following fees are NOT reimbursed: additional expenses including but not limited to rescheduling, cancellation, late-arrival fees, forfeiture fees, service charges, credit-card interest, travel expenses, and Value Added Tax (VAT).

All exam reimbursement requests must be submitted via the Electronic Reimbursement Request.

Contact the Exams Program via email at DANTES_reimbursements@navy.mil if you have questions regarding the electronic reimbursement submission process.

Retest Policy

Retests are NOT reimbursed by DANTES.

Prep for the Praxis®

The Praxis® website offers several types of preparation materials, https://www.ets.org/praxis/prepare/materials.

Select your Praxis® test to see the available test preparation materials, to include Study Companions, Study Guides, Practice Tests, and more.

Request Your Transcripts

For more information on obtaining officials scores, visit https://www.ets.org/praxis/scores/

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are addressed and answered on the Praxis® website, and on the Praxis® Information Bulletin.