CSET Foundational-Level Mathematics

This page provides access to all the key info you need as a CSET Foundational-Level Mathematics test-taker, including 2023 exam dates, testing center locations, fees, registration info, and prep resources.

You can also view our free CSET Foundational-Level Mathematics Study Guides for a concise, bullet-pointed listing of exactly which topics appear on your exam. Then take our free CSET Foundational-Level Mathematics Practice Tests to see your current likelihood of passing and a breakdown of your individual strengths and weaknesses.

When you’re ready to sign up for the exam, please visit the official CSET testing service website at www.ctcexams.nesinc.com.

  • Number and Quantity; Algebra (Test Code 211)
  • Geometry; Probability and Statistics (Test Code 212)
  • 35 multiple-choice and 3 constructed-responses each for Subtests 1 and 2
  • 2 hours and 30 minutes each for Subtests 1 and 2
  • 220 per subtest (scaled score)

CSET Foundational-Level Mathematics Overview

California educators planning to teach mathematics at the secondary school level typically must pass the CSET Foundational-Level Mathematics exam. CSET Foundational-Level Math consists of two subtests. Each CSET Mathematics subtest may be taken and passed separately.

Subtest 1 covers Number and Quantity, and Algebra.

Subtest 2 covers Geometry, and Probability and Statistics.

Both subtests consist of both multiple-choice and constructed-response questions. A graphing calculator will be allowed for Subtest 2 only. Examinees must bring an approved graphing calculator to the test administration.

CSET Foundational-Level Mathematics Testing Costs

2023 CSET Foundational-Level Mathematics Testing Costs*

Below is an overview of the 2023 CSET Foundational-Level Mathematics testing fees for computer-based testing.

Service Fees
Registration for Subtest 1 (211) $99 test registration fee
Registration for Subtest 2 (212) $99 test registration fee
Change of registration No fee
Additional copy of test results  $10 per copy
Score verification for constructed-response (CR) section $50 per subtest
Fee to clear an account $20


CSET Foundational-Level Mathematics Test Dates

2023 CSET Foundational-Level Mathematics Test Dates*

Computer-based testing for the CSET Foundational-Level Mathematics exam is available year-round by appointment, Monday through Saturday (excluding some holidays), on a first-come, first-served basis during the testing windows listed below.

CSET Foundational-Level Mathematics Test Dates Results Release Date
12/19/22 - 1/15/23 2/3/23
1/16/23 - 2/12/23 3/3/23
2/13/23 - 3/12/23 3/31/23
3/13/23 - 4/9/23 4/28/23
4/10/23 - 5/7/23 5/26/23
5/8/23 - 6/4/23 6/23/23
6/5/23 - 7/2/23 7/21/23
7/3/23 - 7/30/23 8/18/23
7/31/23 - 8/27/23 9/15/23
8/28/23 - 9/24/23 10/13/23
9/25/23 - 10/22/23 11/10/23
10/23/23 - 11/19/23 12/8/23


*This information is subject to change. All test-takers should visit the official CSET website at https://www.ctcexams.nesinc.com to confirm fees, registration, and testing requirements before enrolling.

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