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North Carolina Teaching Exams: Registration & Study Resources

Setup Your North Carolina CORE Assessments Account

Be sure to read about which exams you need to take for your desired licensure area on our Testing page. If you have any questions at all, we are here to help you. Simply call the office or email us to make sure you’re on the right track before registering for an exam. You must create an account with the appropriate testing vendor for the specific test you are taking to be able to view testing locations, time, and complete the registration for the exam. You will need a valid email address & social security number to complete the account creation.
Once you set up your account, you will immediately be able to register for an exam as well as view any scores and testing history via the menu on the right side of your screen.


Register for Your Exam

After you create your Praxis and/or Pearson account, there will be a navigation menu on the right side of your screen. Click on “Register” to begin. You can search for multiple exams at the same time by clicking the “add” button when selecting a content area.
The North Carolina Praxis and Pearson sites do a fantastic job walking you through the registration process. Simply follow the steps on the screen to complete registration.
*Note: You will only be able to schedule your testing appointment (date, time, and location) after completing the registration and payment processes.

Test Preparation Materials

While preparing for an exam, be sure to familiarize yourself with the material, as well as the format of the test. The North Carolina Praxis and Pearson testing preparation pages provide information on where to find free preparation manuals, assessment blueprints, test familiarization videos, and full-length practice exams. Private test preparation companies are also abundant, providing study guides and online resources. We recommend utilizing the state preparation manual and then adding a leading professional study resource.

The Pearson Testing for North Carolina site provides preparation materials for every test that include framework PDFs, study guides, practice tests, prep videos, and computer-based testing tutorials. The ETS Praxis site also provides Interactive Practice Tests, which contain authentic test questions and convenient online access for 90 days. In addition, you can submit your test and receive your simulated score as if you had taken the real exam. This resource is highly recommended. They will give you the valuable opportunity to take a test simulation directly from the test developers.

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