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The GACE® Assessments

Beginning May 2020 GACE Program Admission Assessments are going to be available for you to take at home. Click here (PDF) for information from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission on the GACE PAA at Home test delivery method.

The Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators® (GACE®) is Georgia's state-approved educator certification assessment program. The purpose of the GACE assessments is to help the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) ensure that candidates have the knowledge and skills needed to perform the job of an educator in Georgia's public schools. These computer-delivered assessments have been developed by the GaPSC and Educational Testing Service (ETS).

All GACE assessments are aligned with the state standards for the P–12 curriculum and with state and national content standards. Each GACE test was developed with diverse representation of Georgia educators from across the state, including the participation of committees of Georgia educators, educator preparation faculty, and other content and assessment specialists, including individuals from school systems, local schools, institutions of higher education (public and private), and other stakeholders. In other words, each GACE assessment was developed by Georgia educators to measure competency on what is taught in Georgia's P–12 classrooms.

Testing locations: GACE assessments are given at both the CSU Testing Center (STN 15089A) and the Prometric Testing Center (5002). 

Registration: To register for an assessment, visit You can choose to test at the CSU Testing Center (listed as Columbus State University)
or the Prometric Testing Center (listed as Columbus - University Avenue).