California Subject Exam for Teachers (CSET)

What is the CSET?

The CSET exam is subject specific, so you will want to click on your subject below to learn more about the specific tests you must take:

View our Tips for Passing the CSET

If you need to take the CSET exam(s) to meet your Subject Matter Requirement (SMR), it is in your best interest to test as early as possible.  All required CSET exams need to be taken no later than May 1st with registration and/or results provided to the program.  Test results typically take at least one month to be released. We will consider exceptions if extenuating circumstances prevent you from meeting these test timelines. Please contact Student Services at eduadvising@ucdavis.edu with any questions.  

Please note: the CSET exam fees are waived as of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023. Applicants will need to pay for the exams when they register but will receive a refund after taking the exam.

Evidence to upload to online application: 
  • If you have taken the CSET exam, upload your score results. 
  • If you are registered to take the CSET exam, upload your registration confirmation email that shows your test date(s) and which subtest(s) you are taking.


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