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

50 multiple-choice questions taken in the classroom

UCLA Extension, Gayley Center in Westwood Village

Dates listed below. All exams begin promptly at 2:30 p.m.

Exam Fee

2019 Exam Dates

  • Monday, October 21
  • Monday, November 18
  • Monday, November 4
  • Monday, December 2

All exams take place on a Monday, and will take begin promptly at 2:30 p.m. 

  • January 13
  • January 27
  • February 10
  • February 24
  • March 9
  • March 23
  • April 6
  • May 4
  • May 28
  • June 1
  • June 15
  • June 29
*For candidates taking the exam at UCLA Extension, the exam fee is $80. For candidates from Contra Costa and Alameda counties, please see below. Dates and test schedule may be subject to change. This exam is taken in the classroom; no online exam is offered. No refunds.
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How to register

A reservation is required to take the U.S. Constitution exam at UCLA Extension. 

To register:

  1. Confirm availability of your preferred exam date by contacting our team by phone at 310-825-4191 or by email at credentials@uclaextension.edu
  2. You will receive an email confirmation containing your reserved exam date and a link to pay the $80 exam fee
  3. From there, you'll be prompted to either log-in or create a student account with UCLA Extension
  4. Complete your payment 
  5. Print a copy of your payment receipt to bring on the day of your exam. A copy of your receipt must be given to the proctor in the examination room in order to sit for the exam. 

The examination fee must be paid online via the UCLA Extension student portal before taking the exam. If you have already reserved your exam date, complete your payment now. Please note, no refunds will be awarded.

A printed copy of your receipt must be provided to the proctor in the examination room as confirmation of payment. You will not be able to take the exam unless you have the printed receipt. No exceptions.

Candidates taking the exam at either Contra Costa County Office of Education or Alameda County Office of Education must contact their respective HR representative to schedule an exam. The exam fee is $60,and must be paid 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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Additional exam information

Student Records

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 student profile at UCLA Extension.

There is no transcript for this exam. Pass/Fail results are provided immediately on-site. If you do not pass the exam the first time, you may take the test again within six months from the test date with no additional 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.

Preparing for 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

Location and parking

Exam location

UCLA Extension Gayley Center
1145 Gayley Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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Gayley Center 
Subterranean Lot. Enter on Kinross Ave. ($12 max/day)

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Use designated visitor spaces. Enter on Kinross Ave. ($13 max/day)

Additional parking options in Westwood Village
Metered street parking may also be available around the vicinity of the building. However, please know that street parking can be quite difficult to come by in Westwood Village. There is no free parking at UCLA or UCLA Extension. Complimentary parking vouchers will be not provided.
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