Para Pro Testing

Paraprofessional Testing

The ParaPro Assessment measures the reading, writing and basic math competencies of practicing and prospective paraprofessionals. In accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act, the ParaPro Assessment can be used to certify teacher’s aides and assistants in the instruction of these subjects to school children.

The ParaPro Assessment is a general aptitude test given on the computer that offers certification for paraprofessionals. It also offers an objective assessment of a prospective teacher’s requisite foundation of knowledge and skills and the ability to effectively use those skills in the classroom. 

If you need assistance in preparing for the parapro exam, you can enroll in Tri-District Adult Education as a Basic Skills Upgrade student.  You will attend class for 40 instructional hours and focus on reading and math skills that are tested on the exam.

Tri-District Adult Education offers parapro exam testing on the following days.  Please call 803-810-8440 to schedule a test.  Available exam dates are below.  Testing begins at 9:00am unless otherwise noted. The cost of the exam is $100 cash (no checks or credit cards accepted.) and must be paid when you arrive to take the exam.

  • Tuesday July 16, 2024

  • Tuesday July 23, 2024

  • Friday August 9, 2024

  • Friday September 13, 2024

  • Friday October 4, 2024

  • Friday November 8, 2024

  • Friday December 13, 2024

  • Friday January 10, 2025

  • Friday February 7, 2025

  • Friday March 7, 2025

  • Friday April 11, 2025

  • Friday May 9, 2025

  • Friday May 30, 2025

  • Tuesday June 10, 2025 (12:00 PM)

  • Tuesday June 24, 2025 (12:00 PM)

*Test-takers can also schedule to take the parapro assessment online.