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California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET)

What is the CSET?

  • The CSET is the California Subject Examination for Teachers
  • Designed to fulfill the "subject matter competence" requirement mandated by law for full time instructors

Why take it?

  • Required for entry into most teaching credential programs
  • Specifically designed for area of study

Which tests should I take?

Registration Information

Reimbursements from CalTeach

Submit the following to the CalTeach program for reimbursement. We will reimburse you for one attempt on each CSET test if you are a declared NSED or NSEC minor only.

  • Copy of admission ticket showing charge
  • Copy of test results
  • Copy of bank or credit card statement showing charge
  • Student ID number, mailing address