California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) Overview

The California Basic Educational Skills Test™ (CBEST®) is one of the requirements for individuals seeking to obtain a California Teaching credential or substitute permit. California Education Code Sections 44252 and 44252.6 specify that candidates must demonstrate, in English, proficiency in basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills. 

CBEST test specifications, including information about the skills eligible for testing in each section, are available on the CBEST website at: CBEST Test Specifications

VCOE does not administer the CBEST Exam.  To register for the exam, please follow this link:  

CTC CBEST Exam Registration

CBEST Test Preparation Schedule

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Spring 2017

CBEST Math Overview:

February 10 and 11, 2017

CBEST Reading Overview:

February 3 and 4, 2017

CBEST Writing Overview:

February 15, 2017

Please Note: Classes are subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not reached. Class dates and times are subject to change.

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Available at the cost of $75 per hour with a 3-hour minimum (initial cost of $225)


Any questions, please contact our office at (805) 437-1320 or email academicadvise@vcoe.org.
Name Title Phone Email
Dr. Cloetta Veney Director I 805-437-1320 cveney@vcoe.org
Jackie Lozano Administrative Assistant 805-437-1320 jlozano@vcoe.org
For credential advisement, contact:

Diana Westbrook Senior Academic Advisor 805-437-1320 academicadvise@vcoe.org
Kathy Friel Academic Advisor 805-437-1320 academicadvise@vcoe.org
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