U.S. Constitution Exam

For California Teaching Credential Candidates

Meet your U.S. Constitution requirement at UCLA Extension

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A course or examination covering the provisions and principles of the United States Constitution is required by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for teaching and service credentials. According to the California Education Code, this requirement may be met by completion of coursework or a college-level examination completed at a regionally-accredited university or a community college. UCLA Extension is one such university; we offer the U.S. Constitution examination that is accepted for credentialing purposes.

Examination offerings at UCLA Extension

Please note: UCLA Extension will not offer the U.S. Constitution Exam after the Fall quarter. The last exam date is November 27, 2023.

50 multiple-choice questions


Exams take place every other Monday and begin promptly at 2:30 p.m. (PT). View exam dates.

Exam Fee

*Candidates from Inyo county pay an exam fee of $80. Please contact your HR representative regarding the availability of in-person exam offerings. More information can be found below.

Exam Dates

All exams take place every other Monday and begin promptly at 2:30 p.m. (PT).

For upcoming exam dates, please visit the U.S. Constitution Exam course page.

Schedule may be subject to change. No refunds.
Please note: UCLA Extension will not offer the U.S. Constitution Exam after the Fall quarter. The last exam date is November 27, 2023.
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How to register

By clicking "Register Now" below, you'll be taken to the Online U.S. Constitution Exam 'course' page where you will select a scheduled exam to enroll in. 

At checkout, you will be prompted to log in or create a new UCLA Extension student account. Once your payment is complete, you will receive further instructions via email.    

Please note: The last four digits of your Social Security number will be used in the confirmation letter of having passed the U.S. Constitution exam. It is highly encouraged that all candidates include their Social Security number in their UCLA Extension student profile.

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Preparing for the Exam

The exam requires you to comprehend specific knowledge of the U.S. Constitution, including the cause of the Constitutional Convention, issues of the Constitutional Convention, and Ratification of the Constitution.

Download exam preparation guide

Student Records

There is no transcript for this exam. Pass/Fail results are provided immediately via ProctorU and Canvas. However, official results from UCLA Extension will be emailed within one week of the exam date. If you do not pass the exam the first time, you may take the test again within six months from the test date for an additional $80 charge. However, if the test is failed the second time, the UCLA Extension Education Department recommends taking a course to satisfy this requirement. No further retakes will be permitted.


Candidates from Inyo County may elect to take the exam online or through your county in person.

Online Exam

To register for the online exam, please visit the Online U.S. Constitution Exam 'course' page

In Person Exam

Candidates taking the exam in person at Inyo County Office of Education must contact their respective HR representative to schedule an exam. The exam fee is $80 and must be paid to UCLA Extension in advance. Please present your receipt to the exam proctor as confirmation of payment, otherwise you will not be permitted to take the exam.

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