CBEST Test Dates

Below is a current listing of the 2023 CBEST test dates.

When selecting your CBEST test date, ensure you have enough time to prepare. Start by viewing our free CBEST Study Guide for a list of the exact topics that will appear on your exam. Then take a free CBEST Practice Test to see how you'll perform. This includes a diagnostic breakdown of your strengths and weaknesses in each topic area.

These resources will help you determine how much preparation you need so you know when to schedule your test date.

2023 CBEST Test Dates

If you wish to take the CBEST at a testing center, computer-based testing is available year-round by appointment, Monday through Saturday (excluding some holidays), on a first-come, first-served basis. Alternatively, online-proctored testing is offered remotely and is available by appointment during one-week testing windows each month. Dates for all forms of testing are provided below.

Not all testing centers are open on all dates and registration policies may apply. All test-takers should visit the official CBEST testing service website to confirm test dates, registration procedures and testing requirements.

CBEST Test Dates

CBEST Test Dates - Computer Based Results Release Date
12/26/22 - 1/1/23 1/6/23
1/2/23 - 1/8/23 1/13/23
1/9/23 - 1/15/23 1/20/23
1/16/23 - 1/22/23 1/27/23
1/23/23 - 1/29/23 2/3/23
1/30/23 - 2/5/23 2/10/23
2/6/23 - 2/12/23 2/17/23
2/13/23 - 2/19/23 2/24/23
2/20/23 - 2/26/23 3/3/23
2/27/23 - 3/5/23 3/10/23
3/6/23 - 3/12/23 3/17/23
3/13/23 - 3/19/23 3/24/23
3/20/23 - 3/26/23 3/31/23
3/27/23 - 4/2/23 4/7/23
4/3/23 - 4/9/23 4/14/23
4/10/23 - 4/16/23 4/21/23
4/17/23 - 4/23/23 4/28/23
4/24/23 - 4/30/23 5/5/23
5/1/23 - 5/7/23 5/12/23
5/8/23 - 5/14/23 5/19/23
5/15/23 - 5/21/23 5/26/23
5/22/23 - 5/28/23 6/2/23
5/29/23 - 6/4/23 6/9/23
6/5/23 - 6/11/23 6/16/23
6/12/23 - 6/18/23 6/23/23
6/19/23 - 6/25/23 6/30/23
6/26/23 - 7/2/23 7/7/23
7/3/23 - 7/9/23 7/14/23
7/10/23 - 7/16/23 7/21/23
7/17/23 - 7/23/23 7/28/23
7/24/23 - 7/30/23 8/4/23
7/31/23 - 8/6/23 8/11/23
8/7/23 - 8/13/23 8/18/23
8/14/23 - 8/20/23 8/25/23

 

CBEST Test Dates - Online Proctored Results Release Date
Week of January 9, 2023 January 20, 2023
Week of February 6, 2023 February 17, 2023
Week of March 6, 2023 March 17, 2023
Week of April 3, 2023 August 14, 2023
Week of May 1, 2023 May 12, 2022
Week of May 29, 2023 June 9, 2023
Week of June 26, 2023 July 7, 2023
Week of July 24, 2023 August 4, 2023

 

Choosing Your Test Date

Passing the CBEST is one of the main ways prospective teachers meet the basic skills requirements for a California teaching credential. Many teacher preparation programs require that you pass the CBEST before being admitted. It is also typically required for substitute teaching, as well as for a service credential.

Begin by learning the deadline your prospective employer or educational institution requires you to pass by. Then take a look at the current CBEST test dates and results release schedule.

Make sure you also allow time to retake the test if you do not achieve a passing score on your first attempt. You may retake the exam as many times as needed, but keep in mind that you must wait 45 calendar days between attempts.

Plan to take the exam as early as possible, while still giving yourself sufficient time to prepare. To work out how much study time you need, view our free CBEST Study Guide to see what content is covered on your exam. Then take our free CBEST Practice Test to see how you’ll perform and identify any areas where you need to improve.

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