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. Based on State Board Rule 6A-10.040, Reading, Mathematics and Language Arts is now Computation (Math) and Communications (Reading/Language Arts). This can be measured on the CASAS Goals Reading and Mathematics or the TABE Reading or Language Arts and Mathematics exams. 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.