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GACE Paraprofessional Assessment

All Georgia Paraprofessionals must hold a valid state license issued by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC). For more information regarding certification, click GaPSC Paraprofessional Certification

The GACE Paraprofessional Assessment may be taken at home. Click here for requirements and to register. 

At-Home Registration for The ParaPro Assessment


If a testing site is preferred,  REGISTER for the assessment at 

NEGA RESA GACE Paraprofessional Assessment Registration




View the upcoming dates & click on the registration link below.

Date Offered                 Registration Link

May 22, 2024         

June 4, 2024         

June 12, 2024       

July 10, 2024         

August 21, 2024    

September 4, 2024

September 18, 2024

October 2 ,2024    

October 16, 2024  

October 30, 2024  

November 13, 2024

December 4, 2024 

January 8, 2025    

January 22, 2025   

February 5, 2025   

February 19, 2025 

March 5, 2025       

March 19, 2025     

April 9, 2025         

April 23, 2025       

May 7, 2025          

May 21, 2025        

June 4, 2025         

June 18, 2025       

GACE® Paraprofessional Assessment Information


The GACE® Paraprofessional assessment measures the skills and knowledge in reading, writing, and math possessed by prospective and practicing paraprofessionals.  It also measures their ability to apply those skills and knowledge when assisting in classroom instruction.


This assessment is taken by prospective and practicing paraprofessionals to demonstrate that they are knowledgeable in reading, writing, and math, and that they are capable of assisting in classroom instruction.


Test takers have 2 1/2 hours to complete the assessment.


The test has 90 selected-response questions, approximately two-thirds of which focus on basic skills and knowledge.  The remaining one-third focuses on applying skills in the classroom.  All test questions are in English.


The GACE® Paraprofessional assessment is reported as a scaled score with a scale of 100 to 300. The passing standards for the GACE® Paraprofessional assessment is 250.


If the participant does not receive a passing grade on this test, he/she will need to wait 30 days before retaking the test. 


The test fee for the GACE® Paraprofessional assessment is $38 to be paid with a credit/debit card at the time of scheduled testing.


Test takers will need to bring a picture ID with them to begin testing. They will not be allowed to have any personal items during test time (i.e. cell phones, purses).


For additional information or test-prep material, please click  GACE Paraprofessional Assessment 


To register for the assessment, please click NEGA RESA GACE Paraprofessional Assessment Registration.


NOTE: Application Fee is $5. This is nonrefundable.

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