Licensure Assessments

There are no assessments specific to the Adjunct, Non-Instructional Aide, and Support Personnel licenses. To find requirements for those licenses, please click here.

Please see the sections below for assessment requirements for the Paraprofessional and Educational Interpreter licenses.
Paraprofessional Assessment
The GACE assessment for paraprofessionals in Georgia covers 4 areas: reading, writing, mathematics and classroom skills. The Paraprofessional assessment is designed to enable individuals and school districts to satisfy state and federal No Child Left Behind requirements that call for "highly qualified paraprofessionals" in a P-12 setting. These requirements indicate that paraprofessionals working in Title I schools or paid with Title I funds must meet a rigorous standard of quality and demonstrate, through formal state or local assessment, knowledge of and ability to assist in instructing, reading, writing, and mathematics; or knowledge of and ability to assist in instructing, reading readiness, writing readiness, and mathematics readiness, as appropriate.

Passing the GACE Paraprofessional Assessment, in combination with a high school diploma or GED equivalent, is one of the options available to qualify for a Paraprofessional license. Individuals who hold an associate’s degree or higher or have completed at least 60 semester hours of college coursework may qualify for a Paraprofessional license without passing the GACE Paraprofessional Assessment.

For test preparation, registration information, and scoring information, please visit the GACE website.
Educational Interpreter Assessment
Applicants for Educational Interpreter Licensure may be required to pass the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) if they do not hold RID certification. Please click here for more information about the requirements for the Educational Interpreter License.