CPACE Test Info

2018 Exam Dates, Fees, Testing Locations, Registration Info, and Prep Resources

This page provides access to all the key info you need as a CPACE test-taker, including 2018 exam dates, testing center locations, fees, registration info, and prep resources.

You can also view our free CPACE Study Guide for a concise, bullet-pointed listing of exactly which topics appear on the exam, and take our free CPACE Practice Test to see your current likelihood of passing and a complete diagnostic breakdown of your individual strengths and weaknesses in each exam domain, so you can focus your valuable study time on the specific content knowledge you need for success on test day.

When you're ready to sign up for the exam, please visit the official CPACE testing service website at


Key CPACE Info and Resources

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CPACE Test Info

CPACE Exam Overview

The California Preliminary Administrative Credential Examination (CPACE) is designed to assess candidates planning a career in school administration. The exam is comprised of two components: CPACE-Content and CPACE-Performance. The CPACE-Content subtest includes 70 multiple choice questions and three focused written assignments from six major areas: Visionary Leadership, Instructional Leadership, School Improvement Leadership, Professional Learning and Growth Leadership, Organizational and Systems Leadership, and Community Leadership. The CPACE-Performance test includes one performance module related to Instructional Leadership, and one performance module from the one of the six major areas mentioned previously.

CPACE Test Info
Subtests: CPACE-Content (603); CPACE-Performance (604)
Number of questions on CPACE-Content: 70 multiple choice questions & 3 constructed response assignments
Number of questions on CPACE-Performance: 2 performance modules
Detailed list of topics covered on each subtest: View CPACE Study Guide
Time to complete CPACE-Content: 3 hours, 15 minutes
Time to complete CPACE-Performance 4 hours

A computer-based version of the CPACE-Written is offered during three 6-day testing windows.  For more info on CPACE test dates and advice on choosing the best date for you, please click below...

2018 CPACE Test Dates and Deadlines

Candidates may register for the CPACE exam by mail, by phone, or online.  For more info on CPACE test registration, please click below...

CPACE Registration Info


Free CPACE Prep Resources


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


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PLEASE NOTE: The CPACE 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 CPACE website.  No warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of this information.  All test-takers should visit the official CPACE website at for complete CPACE 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 CPACE.


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