Approval to Test

FAQ: Approval to Test

I just received Approval to Test and I don't have an account with TEA. What should I do now?
Go to
the TEA Login website
to create an account with the Texas Education Agency (TEA). When creating your profile, enter all of your information very carefully and be sure to use an email address that you regularly check. Typos may prevent you from registering for the state exam. After you create your account, make a note of your TEA ID #, which will be located next to your social security number.

When creating an account with TEA, I have to choose an application type. What type of applicant am I? Choose EDUCATOR PREPARATION PROGRAM PARTICIPANT since you are enrolled in an educator preparation program.

Where can I go at the TEA web site to see my test approval(s)?
Log in at the
TEA Login website and choose "View Examinations" in the left sidebar. This will show you scores for any tests taken as well as any approvals that you currently have in the system.

Do I need my TEA ID# before I can register for an exam?
Yes. Before you can create an account and register for an exam with Educational Testing Service (ETS), you must obtain your TEA ID #.
Then go to the ETS registration site. Follow the prompts to set up your account with ETS. Once you have established an ETS account, you can proceed to exam registration.

Does all of my information in my TEA profile need to match my ETS profile?
Yes. All of the information in your TEA profile must match exactly with your ETS profile. Additionally, make sure that the email address in both profiles are the same.

While setting up my ETS profile, I was asked my route to certification. Does it matter which route I choose?
Yes. When creating a profile at ETS, you must choose the correct route or you will not be able to see your exam approvals. To check the route you have selected, go to
www.texes.ets.org > YOUR ACCOUNT > log in > EDIT YOUR PROFILE. TRAD and TEACH just select University Initial. PACT and MEd students must choose UNIVERSITY POST-BAC.

What should I do if the ETS website shows that I've been approved for an exam that I don't think is correct?
Students are responsible for ensuring that they register for the correct exam. Contact
BrendaPete@letu.edu immediately if you believe that an error has been made. Do not continue through the registration process until you are sure that you are registering for the correct exam.

What resources can help me better understand the new ETS system?
Go to
www.texes.ets.org and check out the New User Setup Guide and the Test Registration Guide.

What should I do if I need further help with test registration?
Contact BrendaPete@letu.edu or BethNelms@letu.edu.

**If we need to get in contact with you for any reason after you graduate, the way we look for you is through your TEA account, so please always keep it current.**