Teacher Preparation Institute

CBEST & CSET Preparation Workshops


Free CBEST Test Preparation Workshop for active TPI Students, TPI Alumni, and Current Cal Poly Pomona, and Cal State Fullerton students (must have college email and ID) 

Teacher Preparation students should complete the CBEST test during their time here at Mt. SAC. Once passed, the certification is good for life.  The 4-hour Basic Skills test covers reading comprehension, math and essay writing. TPI recommends that students who have passed English 1A and Math 71 are prepared to pass this test.  TPI urges all future teachers to take the CBEST before transferring to a 4-year college.  Active TPI Members who attend the full workshop (both sessions) and pass the CBEST can apply for a one-time reimbursement from TPI for the test fee ($41).*

*Reimbursement only applies to paper-testing, not computerized.  

Fall 2018 & Sprin g2019 CBEST Workshop:

Due to lack of funding for 2018-2019, the Teacher Preparation Institute will not be offering CBEST workshops for Fall 2018 or Spring 2019.


CBEST Test Dates & Locations:

Click on this CBEST link to find out the CBEST Test dates and locations.

Click on this CBEST Practice Test link to view/take a practice test.

CSET Test Preparation Workshop for Multiple Subjects

Free CSET Workshop for Mt. SAC students and Alumni, and current (not alumni) Cal State University students.

Due to lack of funding for 2018-2019, the Teacher Preparation Institute will not be offering the CSET Multiple Subject Subtest I & II workshops for Spring 2019.

NOTE: Teacher Prep does not offer single subject CSET workshops.

What separates TPI's CSET workshop from others?

  • Workshop is free. Other colleges charge $250 and up for a full day workshop.
  • Teacher Prep instructors go over subject matter of CSET, not just test taking strategies, so that you will be better prepared to take the test.

Exclusive offer for active TPI Members only: attend all workshops, take the test, pass it, show TPI proof and get a one-time reimbursement for subtest I and II ($99 ea)!