This page provides access to all the key info you need as a Praxis Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications test-taker, including 2023-24 exam dates, testing center locations, fees, registration info and prep resources.
Praxis Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications Overview
The Praxis Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications (5354) exam is a test required by many states for credential candidates planning to work in special education classrooms. It is a single, computer-delivered test that includes questions from five content categories.
The content categories are Development and Characteristics of Learners; Planning and the Learning Environment; Instruction; Assessment; and Foundations and Professional Responsibilities.
The test consists of selected-response questions only. Questions may address disabilities of any degree varying from mild to profound.
2023-24 Praxis Special Education Testing Costs*
Below is an overview of the 2023-24 Praxis Special Education (5354) testing fees for computer-based testing.
$130 test registration fee
Change to test center or date
Additional $40 fee
Additional $35 fee
Additional score reports
$50 per report
2023-24 Praxis Special Education Test Dates*
Computer-based testing for the Praxis Special Education (5354) exam is available by appointment. Alternatively, online-proctored testing is offered remotely.
Praxis Special Education (5354) Test Dates
Results Release Dates
11/6/23 - 11/25/23
12/4/23 - 12/30/23
1/1/24 - 1/27/24
1/29/24 - 2/24/24
3/4/24 - 3/30/24
4/1/24 - 4/27/24
5/6/24 - 6/1/24
6/3/24 - 6/29/24
7/1/24 - 7/27/24
8/5/24 - 8/31/24
*This information is subject to change. All test-takers should visit the official Praxis website at https://www.ets.org/praxis to confirm fees, registration, and testing requirements before enrolling.
Not sure how you’ll perform on the exam? Start by viewing our free Praxis Special Education Study Guide to get a concise overview of exactly what subject matter will appear on your exam. Then take our free, full-length Praxis Special Education Practice Test with diagnostics to see your overall likelihood of passing and identify any areas in which you may need to improve.