This page provides access to all the key info you need as a Praxis Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications test-taker, including 2023-24 exam dates, testing center locations, fees, registration info and prep resources.
Praxis Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications Overview
The Praxis Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications (5543) 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 and constructed-response questions. Selected-response account for 75 percent of total score and constructed-response account for 25 percent of total score.
2023-24 Praxis Special Education Testing Costs*
Below is an overview of the 2023-24 Praxis Special Education (5543) testing fees for computer-based testing.
$156 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 (5543) exam is available by appointment. Alternatively, online-proctored testing is offered remotely.
Praxis Special Education (5543) Test Dates
Results Release Dates
7/31/23 - 8/26/23
9/4/23 - 9/23/23
10/2/23 - 10/28/23
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.