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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

New in  2022

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

At-Home Registration for The ParaPro Assessment


For a limited time (until June 30th), 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

January 4, 2023    

January 18, 2023  

February 1, 2023   

February 15, 2023 

March 1, 2023       

March 15, 2023     

March 29, 2023     

April 12, 2023       

April 26, 2023           

May 10, 2023            

May 24, 2023        

June 14, 2023       

June 28, 2023       

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. If you are unable to attend the session you are registered for, please contact Debbie Grimes to cancel or reschedule. NEGA RESA has a waiting list for paraprofessional testing.

Debbie Grimes, Administrative Assistant
GACE Paraprofessional Assessment

706.742.8292 ext. 229

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