Proficiency Exam

The Paraeducator Proficiency Exam was developed to meet compliance requirements for paraprofessionals pursuant to the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA). Title I paraprofessionals whose duties include instructional support must have:

High school diploma or the equivalent, and

  1. Two years of study at an institute of higher education equivalent to 48 semester units;or
  2. A. A. degree (or higher),or
  3. California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST);or
  4. Passage of a local assessment "Paraeducator Exam" demonstrating knowledge of, and the ability to, assist in the instruction of reading, writing and mathematics.


  • Online registration is required prior to exam day.

  • Seating is limited and registration confirmation is required before attending exam.

  • To register click on the "Register Now!" link below.

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Day of Exam:

  • Location: Lindsay Unified School District Office, 371 E. Hermosa St, Lindsay, CA.

  • Check-in begins at 2:45 p.m.

  • A Driver's License or Photo ID must be presented at check-in.

  • Exam starts promptly at 3:00 p.m.

Exam Dates

Exams are held normally on the third Thursday of the month at 3:00 p.m.

  • July 20, 2023

  • August 17, 2023

  • September 21, 2023

  • October 19, 2023

  • November 16, 2023

  • January 18, 2024

  • February 15, 2024

  • March 21, 2024

  • April 18, 2024

  • May 16, 2024

**Testing dates subject to change. Register Now!