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Assessment Requirements

Assessment Requirements 2022-09-27T15:50:09-06:00

Effective 12/22/20, we will only accept PRAXIS (ETS) exams as this is our current testing platform.

Registration is also available for the PRAXIS exams by ETS (Educational Testing Service).

Please see all available Praxis/SLS tests at-home.  NEW

COVID-19 Update

Please be aware that tests centers will implement physical distancing and other measures to ensure the safety of testing candidates and their employees.

PRAXIS is currently offering some of their tests to be taken at home. Learn more at the PRAXIS website.

Khan Academy® Official Praxis® Core Prep
Praxis Test at Home


Educator Testing Requirements

In order to become a licensed educator in New Mexico, you must meet the required test scores for the following Praxis (ETS) exam requirements:

Birth to Pre-K Early Childhood Education

Pre-K to Grade 3 Early Childhood Education

Educational Diagnostician: PRE K-12

School Counselor: PRE K-12



1-800-772-9476 (U.S., U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Canada)
1-609-771-7395 (all other locations)

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. – 7:45 p.m. ET (except for U.S. holidays)

Recorded information is available 24 hours a day with a touch-tone phone. Phones are busiest between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. ET and all day on Monday.

Email: for assistance


Chat: Praxis Chat

ETS — Praxis®
P.O. Box 6051
Princeton, NJ 08541-6051

Use this address for general inquiries only. Do NOT mail check payments with registration forms to this address. See the registration form for mailing instructions.


Page last updated September 27, 2022