Certification

Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), Educating All Students test (EAS), edTPA and Content Specialty Tests (CSTs) safety nets

Content Specialty Tests (CSTs)

At its October 2016 meeting, the Board of Regents, by emergency regulation, amended the CST safety nets. 

  • Redeveloped CSTs Operational prior to October 2016

The CST Safety net allows candidates to take either the predecessor CST or the revised CST until June 30, 2017.

  • Redeveloped CSTs operational after October 2016:

The CST safety net allows candidates to take either the predecessor CST or the revised CST until June 30, 2019.

  • Multi-Subject: Secondary Teachers (Grade 7-12):

The Multi-Subject: Secondary Teachers (Grade 7-12) safety net was extended to June 30, 2018.
For additional information regarding the CST safety nets see link below.   

Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), Educating All Students test (EAS) and the edTPA
Safety nets for the Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), Educating All Students test (EAS) and the edTPA are effective through June 30, 2017.  For additional information regarding these safety nets see links below.

Important Safety Net Information
If necessary, candidates may take advantage of multiple safety nets in order to meet the requirements for certification.  For important dates, see the Safety Net Deadline Chart link below.

If a candidate has met all requirements for certification by the applicable date in the Safety Net Deadline Chart (see link below), except the use of one or more the safety nets, and the certificate has not been issued, send an email to examsafetynet@nysed.gov , with the candidates first and last name, the last four digits of the social security number and the date birth, requesting that the safety net(s) be applied. We will then review the candidate's application.

Safety Net Deadline Chart

For specific information regarding each safety net, see:

Regents Items:

Last Updated: November 7, 2016