CBEST - Registration Info

CBEST Registration Info & How to Save on Registration Costs...

Here we provide a general overview of CBEST registration info and testing fees, along with some basic advice on how to save on CBEST registration costs. 

For current 2015-2016 California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) administrations, registration may be completed via telephone, internet, or mail.  Internet registration is available for the regular, late, and emergency deadlines, while telephone registration is available only for the late and emergency deadlines.  The regular CBEST registration fee for the paper-based CBEST exam is $41 (an additional fee of $61 will apply should you decide to take the computer-based test).  However, there is also an additional $18 fee for late registration, and an additional $35 fee for "emergency registration," so we generally recommend that our students plan their test dates and register for the CBEST well in advance, if possible, to avoid these additional registration costs.  Click below to view a current listing of test dates and CBEST registration deadlines...

View 2015-2016 CBEST Test Dates and Registration Deadlines

The CBEST is comprised of three subtests: Math, Reading, and Writing.  These sections may be taken together or separately, and may be passed at separate test administrations.  If you register for the paper-based exam, you will automatically be registered for all three sections, though you may take only certain sections, if you wish.  If you register for the computer-based exam, you will have the option to select the specific subtests you wish to take.  The cost is the same regardless of the number of subtests in which you enroll, so it is usually advantageous to register for as many CBEST sections as you feel comfortable taking at a given sitting.  Keep in mind that once you register for the CBEST, you may not change your section selection (unless you withdraw and re-register), so be sure to plan ahead regarding the sections you wish to take.


2015-2016 CBEST Testing Costs*

Below is an overview of the 2015-2016 CBEST testing fees for computer-based and paper-based testing.

CBEST Costs*
Service Fees
Paper-based test (PBT) registration $41 test registration fee
Computer-based test (CBT) registration $41 test registration fee, plus $61 CBT service fee
PBT late registration Additional $18 late registration fee
PBT emergency registration Additional $35 emergency registration fee
Change of registration No fee
Additional copy of test results $10 per copy
Score verification $50 for constructed response section of one subtest
Fee to clear an account (e.g. due to a disputed credit card charge) $20

*Please note: The above information is provided for your convenience. No warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of this information.  All test-takers should visit the official CBEST website at www.ctcexams.nesinc.com/about_CBEST.asp to confirm fees, registration, and testing requirements before enrolling.


Click below to visit the official CBEST testing service website...


Official CBEST Website



If you plan to take a CBEST Prep Class, you can also save on costs by taking advantage of registration discounts.  Please click below to view current coupons...

Special Class Discounts

Want to learn more about the CBEST before registering?  Start by viewing our free CBEST Study Guide to get a concise overview of exactly what subject matter will appear on your exam, then take our free, full-length CBEST Practice Test with diagnostics to see how you will perform and identify any areas in which you may need to improve...

  Free CBEST Practice Test

  Free CBEST Study Guide

PLEASE NOTE: The CBEST information provided above is intended as a helpful overview.  It is not comprehensive, and is not intended to replace the full information found on the official CBEST website.  No warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of this information.  All test-takers should visit the official CBEST website at www.cbest.nesinc.com for complete CBEST registration info and to confirm test dates, procedures, and testing requirements, and should consider their individual needs, before making any registration decision.  Teachers Test Prep is an independent test preparation company, and is not affiliated with Pearson Education, the company that administers the CBEST.


 Before Registering for the CBEST...

Quality test preparation can greatly increase your likelihood of success.  Before registering for the CBEST, please consider how you plan to prepare and the appropriate timeframe that will be needed.  Click below to learn more about available test preparation options...


CBEST Test Prep



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