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CPACE Test Dates

Below is a current listing of the 2024 CPACE test dates.

When selecting your CPACE test date, ensure you have enough time to prepare. Start by viewing our free CPACE Study Guide for a list of the topics that appear on your exam. Then take a free CPACE Practice Test, which includes a diagnostic breakdown of your strengths and weaknesses in each topic area. This will help you determine how much preparation you need.

If you decide to take a CPACE Prep Course, you'll ideally want to schedule your exam a short time after your last class session, so the information you've learned is fresh in your mind. (View upcoming CPACE prep course schedules here.)

Once you've chosen a test date, visit our CPACE Registration Info page to find a testing center location near you and learn how to sign up for the exam.

2024 CPACE Test Dates

Computer-based testing for the CPACE exam is available during three 2-week testing windows, with upcoming dates listed below.

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

CPACE Test Dates

CPACE Test Dates Results Release Date
9/26/24 - 10/9/24 10/30/24
1/23/25 - 2/5/25 2/26/25
5/22/25 - 6/4/25 6/25/25


CPACE Test Dates - Online Proctored Results Release Date
10/3/24 - 10/9/24 10/30/24
1/30/25 - 2/5/25 2/26/25
5/29/25 - 6/4/25 6/25/25

Choosing Your Test Date

Passing the CPACE is one of the main ways prospective school administrators meet the requirements for a California credential.

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

Make sure you also allow time to retake the test if you do not pass on your first attempt. You can retake the exam as many times as needed, but 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 CPACE Study Guide to see what content is covered on your exam. Then take our free CPACE Practice Test to see how you’ll perform and identify any areas where you need to improve.

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