Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators

The GACE exams were developed and implemented by the state of Georgia as a way of assessing basic skills and content knowledge of individuals seeking an education certificate. There are two stages of tests, GACE Program Admission exams and GACE Content Assessment. Here you will find information regarding which tests you will need, how to register and how to prepare for the tests. Click Links for frequently asked questions on Content Assessment and Program Admission Tests or Exemption.

GACE Program Admission Tests

GACE Program Admission Tests replaced the GACE Basic Skills exams as of October, 2013, testing dates.  These tests determine command of the basic competencies in Reading, Writing, and Math, at the level of a high school graduate. It is, if an individual has not already passed the GACE Basic Skills Assessment, a requirement for entrance into the Teacher Education Program at Kennesaw State University, and, additionally, will be the first step toward certification in the state of Georgia. An exemption option will remain through alternative exams such as the SAT, ACT and other exams.

Georgia rules regarding GACE Program Admission tests/GACE Basic Skills Assessment exams and exemption options.

Should an individual decide to register for and take the GACE Program Admisson tests, the exams are offered in a computer based testing format. It is not a requirement to take all 3 exams in a single sitting; however, a reduced price is afforded individuals who register for more than one exam on a single test date. Separating the exams into multiple dates will require a registration fee and a test center fee for each exam date. Study companions, videos, practice tests, tutorials and webinars are available on the new provider's official GACE website under "Test Preparation Resources."

GACE, ACT, and SAT Practice Resources

  1. You can go to Khan Academy,, to access this free resource. 

  2. There is an app for your phone called "GACE Pocket Prep" so you can study on the go. Also free!

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GACE Content Assessment

GACE Content Assessment exams are designed to test a person's content knowledge in individual certification fields. Individuals completing a certification program must establish content knowledge in their degree field through passing scores on the GACE Content exam alligned with their degree field.  Please refer to the list of exams and their related fields on the GACE website.

GACE Test Dates - The GACE website provides updated testing dates.  GACE is only offered in a computer based testing format.

GACE Test Sites - Test sites are located throughout the state of Georgia,the United States, and the world.  Please check the GACE website for updated information regarding test sites and their available test dates.

GACE Preparation Materials & Study Guides - The GACE website provides study guides, sample questions and test design/framework information for each of the GACE exams.  Individuals are encouraged to utilize this free resource.

GACE - Alternative Testing Arrangements - GACE provides alternative testing arrangements for individuals with document physical disabilities or religious beliefs which would not allow for Saturday testing.

Score Report - GACE scores are automatically sent to the email address provided during registration for the GACE exam.  Electronic scores are reported to the college or university that is noted during registration and automatically to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC).