GACE® Study Plan Development Webinar: Reasons for Testing and Registration

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Rick Cullors, ETS Client Relations Director for GACE

Narrator - Welcome to the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators with the Study Plan Development Webinar. This particular section, we will focus on the reasons for testing and registration. I’m Rick Cullors, the ETS Client Relations Director for the GACE program.

Reasons for Testing

The first thing that we’ll discuss is reasons for testing. You can take a GACE assessment for any of the following reasons, and the first one is I’m testing to satisfy the Program Admission’s assessment requirement, which was formerly known as the Basic Skills assessment. Number 2, perhaps you’re enrolled in or have completed a Georgia-approved program and have obtained eligibility to test from your program provider. And then you will see 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 are also additional reasons that, as an individual, you may have for taking a particular assessment. And as mentioned at the last bullet here, reasons for testing may be updated from time to time, so it’s important that you always check the GACE website for the latest information.

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You will indicate your reason for testing in your MyPSC account before registering to test. You may need to add additional score recipients when you register based on your reason for testing. Examples, reasons 1 and 3, you must add the program you’re enrolled in or seeking admission into as a score recipient. For reason 2, your scores will automatically be sent to the Georgia PSC, or the Commission, and your program provider, so you will not need to add them as score recipients. For reasons 4, 5, and 6, your scores will automatically be sent to the Georgia Commission. You do not need to add them as a score recipient. And for number 7, you must add the program that you’re seeking admission into as a score recipient only if you’re taking the Educator Ethics – Program Entry assessment. See the Registration Bulletin or the GACE website for more details here in this particular area.

Registration Steps

The registration steps. First you would need to identify which test or tests you need to take for certification. You can get that information by visiting the Commission website at for details. Next, you want to obtain approval to test. Eligibility must be granted by the program provider or by the Georgia Commission. Review the Registration Bulletin. Read the Rules of Test Participation and select a test center and a date to take your assessment.

You can register for all assessments except the Assessment of Sign Communication, or American Sign Language, and the Educator Ethics, the Paraprofessional, and the Teacher Leadership assessments via your ETS GACE testing account at the website, The ASL registration is by phone only. For Educator Ethics candidates, they must register through the Educator Ethics system after receiving eligibility to test and an email with a link to the system. Paraprofessional test takers can only register by phone and do not create an ETS GACE testing account. ETS Customer Service creates a testing account for Teacher Leadership candidates and provides them with a link to the system and login credentials so they can register through the Teacher Leadership system.

Contact information

You can contact ETS GACE Customer Service for all inquiries not related to certification, such as registration, payment, admissions ticket, and score reporting. There are two ways of making contact. One is the website,, or the toll-free number at 1-855-225-7178. The hours for this number are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time, excluding holidays. For email correspondence, it is You can contact the Georgia PSC for inquiries about which test to take or certification requirements. That website is There you will find the Latest on GACE newsletter available on the home page of the GaPSC website, and the email address is Here you can receive assistance with your MyPSC account or certification.

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