Paraprofessional Certification

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The Shasta County Office of Education administers the Paraprofessional Exam for all school districts in Shasta County. While anyone is welcome to complete this exam, please check with your prospective employing school district to confirm if you are required to complete this exam.

The Paraprofessional Exam is a two hour timed test. The cost for each test is $7.00 cash (collected on the day of the test; bring correct currency). A picture ID will be required before the test will be administered.

Please bring a hand-held calculator. You must register prior to taking the exam.

To reserve a seat, please call Shasta County Office of Education at 225-0200.

Passing score for each section is 70%.

Upon passing the exam, a Certificate of Proficiency and a letter with test scores will be mailed directly to the candidate.

If a candidate does not pass the exam in either its entirety, or just one section, a letter with test scores will be mailed to them. The cost to retake the exam, even if just one section, is $7.00.

A receipt of payment for the $7.00 exam fee will be provided to each candidate on the day of the exam.

*Paraprofessional Exam: meets the employment requirements in a Title I classroom under the previous “No Child Left Behind Act” now called the "Every Student Succeeds Act".