Praxis II: Subject Assessment


Wisconsin requires students who complete their professional education programs after August 31, 2004 to complete and pass subject assessments in order to qualify for a state education license. All state approved professional education preparation programs in Wisconsin require student assessments of content knowledge that are determined by passing scores established by the State Superintendent. Time of completion of this assessment within the educational program sequence is determined by policy established by the professional education program.

Wisconsin uses Educational Testing Service (ETS) Praxis II: Subject Area Tests for all licenses except world languages. 

Wisconsin uses Language Testing International (LTI) for World Language Tests.

Candidates enrolled in a Wisconsin Educator Preparation Program should contact their respective program for all testing requirements pertinent to the licensure endorsement they are seeking.  The following attachment lists the various tests required by the state of Wisconsin along with the test number needed for registration. For more information, please call (414) 229-3326.


Praxis II Test Codes (PDF Document)


 Please note that certain subject/content areas are available to complete by computer beginning Spring 2012:
  • Elementary Education: Content Knowledge
  • Middle School: Content Knowledge
For more specific information regarding the availability of the computer-based Praxis II exams, contact Thomson Prometric.


Milwaukee Location: 19435 W. Capitol Dr. Suite L04, Brookfield, WI 53045

Phone: 262-796-0836


For more general information about registering for the Praxis II exam, please go to:


2013 - 2014 Paper-Based Dates

Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (5014)

Continuous (visit for test availability)

Register online for a computer-delivered test at or contact Prometric Candidate Services at 1-800-853-6773.  Testing dates are subject to change.  Any revisions to available testing dates are posted online at

All other questions for Thomson Prometric can be answered at 262-373-1270.


*There is a fee for taking the Praxis exams.


Please note that there are some Praxis II exams available to be taken at the Thomson Prometric. Please visit the Educational Testing Service's Web Page for Wisconsin Requirements.


Test Retake Policy — Praxis II™ Test

Computer-Delivered Tests

You may only take each Praxis™ computer-delivered test once every 30 consecutive days, not including the day of your test. If you wish to retest, you must select a test date that is more than 30 days after your previous test date. (Note: if you take the combined PPST test, you cannot take an individual PPST test until after the 30-day period.) This applies even if you canceled your scores on a test taken previously. If you violate this restriction, the scores from your retest will not be reported and your test fees will not be refunded.


Paper-Delivered Tests

ETS does not limit the number of times you can retake a paper-delivered Praxis test; however, some states, associations, and institutions may limit the number of times you can retest. Contact your state or licensing agency to confirm their retest policy.


More information regarding the test retake policy can be found at this link.