BASIC Skills Testing and Exemption Criteria 

Students enrolled in a postsecondary program of 450 hours or more are required to take and pass a basic skills test in order to receive a certificate at the time of program completion. The State Curriculum Frameworks have established the minimum standards for each program. The CASAS Goals (Reading/Math) and TABE 11/12 (Language) computer-based tests assess students in the areas of reading, math and language.  Testing will take approximately 3 to 3.5 hours to complete.  

Students who do not achieve the minimum level of basic skills required for program completion will not be awarded a certificate or be able to participate in the graduation ceremony.  Basic skills exemptions are available.  For more information regarding test requirements, registration procedures, test preparation and basic skills exemptions, please click the button below.