The Social Science Division at Bakersfield College and the College Assessment Center offer an opportunity for persons pursuing a California Teaching Credential to demonstrate their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution as required by state law. A fee is charged for test preparation, administration, processing and certification.
The study sheet describes the four question areas and recommends readings to study. The exam consists of 100 questions; to receive certification 70 questions must be answered correctly. The fee for taking the exam is $20.00, and there is a $15.00 fee if a re-take of the exam is necessary.
Applicants who fail to pass the examination will be allowed to re-take an alternate form of the examination after a three week waiting period. If an applicant fails the re-take exam or fails to take the re-take exam within one year of the date of the original exam, then he/she must reapply as if taking the test for the first time. In either case, a period of one year must pass before reapplying.
Social Science Department Assistant, 395-4584
Mr. Steven Holmes, U.S. Constitution Coordinator, 395-4289
Assessment Center, 395-4469 and 395-4479