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Teacher Preparation Institute

CBEST & CSET Test Dates & Locations


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 2017 CBEST Workshop
DATE: Saturday, November 4, 2017
TIME: 9a-12p (Math Session) and 1-4p (Reading & Writing Session)
LOCATION: location will be emailed on Thursday, November 2 only to students who reserved a seat and paid deposit
HOW TO RESERVE A SEAT: Reservations must be done in person.  Visit the TPI Center in 26A-1610
WHAT DO I NEED TO RESERVE A SEAT?: Student email address, Student ID, and $20 (Cash & Exact Change only) refundable deposit per session*

*Refundable deposit is forfeited after 20 minutes of the session start time.


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 TPI Members & Member Almuni, and current (not alumuni) Cal Poly Pomona, and Cal State Fullerton Students (must have student email and ID)

Spring 2018 Workshop TBD┬╣

Application Submission Deadlines

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

1Workshops are dependent on funds for 2017-2018 fiscal school year.  If funds are not available, TPI will not conduct a workshop for subtest I &II.

What separates TPI's CSET workshop from others?

  • Workshop is free. Other colleges charge $150 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)!