Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Frequently asked questions regarding Certifyteacher's interactive practice test solutions.

Click on a subject heading below to view questions and answers relating to your selection. Links throughout the answers will guide you to further information on our website. Should you have any further questions, please consult our Contact Us page.

  1. What is the difference between the Study Guide and Test Prep Solution?
  2. How long can I access my Test Prep Solution?
  3. How long can I access my Study Guide?
  4. Can I get a free trial to your program?
  5. How do I get a promo code?
  6. I'm having difficulties applying my promo code. What do I do?
  7. Can I use PayPal Credit to pay for my product?
  8. I need 50 clock hours—is Certify Teacher a CPE approved vendor through the TEA?
  9. Do you have a money-back guarantee?
  10. Can I access my program on more than one computer/device?
  11. Are your products online or will I get a CD-ROM to access my program?
  12. What is the online practice review? How does it work?
  13. What is included in the Test Prep Solution?
  14. What is the recommended process to use my Test Prep Solution?
  15. Why are my Study Mode and Flashcards modules locked?
  16. When will the Superintendent (195) Test Prep Solution be released?
  17. When will the LOTE-Spanish (613) Test Prep Solution be re-released?
  18. Does Certify Teacher have any resources for the PASL?
  19. Can I only pay for the difference to upgrade my Principal (068) Test Prep to the new PAIL (268) Test Prep?
  20. I need time accommodations on my state exam. Does Certify Teacher have this option?
  21. How is my time spent on the program tracked?
  22. Why is my "NEXT" button grayed out?
  23. I recently changed my name. How can I update this on my account?
  24. How can I change my username email?
  25. How can I change my password?
  26. Can I exchange my product for a different one?
  27. How often do you update the bank of questions?
  28. I found a typo/mistake in my product. Who do I report this to?

1. What is the difference between the Study Guide and Test Prep Solution?

The Study Guide is strictly content knowledge. It is like a remedial/refresher course if you need to go over the subject information. (In short: Do you know the material?) Access to the Study Guide is granted for 365 days.

If you are looking for practice exams, quizzes, and flashcards, the Test Prep would be the product for that. The Test Prep also includes a Study Plan Tracker, which allows you to review and build quizzes according to your strongest and weakest competencies and domains. (In short: How do you test? Are you ready?) Access to the Test Prep is granted for up to 3 years from the date of purchase.

2. How long can I access my Test Prep Solution?

You are entitled access to your Test Prep Solution for up to 3 years or until you pass your state assessment, whichever comes first.

Access is granted for 35 days at a time. This is done in 35-day access periods that are renewable–free of charge–at the expiration of your current period. Your first 9 extensions do not require you to contact our office via email or phone. You have the ability to personally renew your access period online at expiration. Simply authorize your extension by verifying your identity and selecting “Grant Access”. This option will automatically appear the next time you log in following your expiration.

We are unable to extend account access in advance. Once you reach your expiration date, you will be prompted to renew your access period online with just a few clicks.

Requests for the 35-day extension that exceeds nine (9) times will only be granted after you submit one of the following via email to sales@certifyteacher.com:

1. A copy of your TEA ticket as proof of registration to the TExES exam.

2. A copy of your most recent TEA score results.

3. An E-mail from your campus professor, advisor, or certification official.

The registration ticket or score result information must show the candidate's name on it.

The E-mail from faculty must state the candidate is still preparing for his/her certification exam.

This is how we validate the legitimacy of the request and the authorized usage of the program. Only after verification of such will we be able to grant the extension requested.

3. How long can I access my Study Guide?

You are entitled access to your Study Guide for 365 days (1 year).

4. Can I get a free trial to your program?

The 7-day free trial is only available if you currently serve as a certification official or administrator at a college, university, alternative certification program or educator preparation program. If you meet this criteria, please send your request to sales@certifyteacher.com. We will be happy to provide you with a 7-day free trial login to the Test Prep Solution of your choosing.

If you are a certification candidate, we invite you to take a look at our website under "About our Products" on the left menu that showcases the features of the readiness review program. Additionally, if you click on one of our available products, you will find a short clip on what our programs have to offer!

Examples:

Principal as Instructional Leader (268) (Test Prep Solution)

Core Subjects EC-6 (291) (Study Guide)

5. How do I get a promo code?

For candidates: It depends on whether we have an affiliation with your program or university. You are welcome to contact us to check or you can reach out to your adviser or professor regarding this. If your educator preparation program does offer a discount for their candidates, they should be able to instruct you on how to apply the discount.

For certification officials and administrators: Please send us your promo code request to sales@certifyteacher.com for assistance.

We also offer discounts for former and current U.S. Military and returning customers. Please contact us for more information on these discounts.

6. I'm having difficulties applying my promo code. What do I do?

Please ensure that you're using your university-given email or student email when applying your educator preparation program's promo code. If you should want to use a personal email address to make the purchase, you must have that email address pre-registered for use of the promo code. To accomplish this, a representative from your EPP should email us a request to pre-register your email address. You and the requester will receive a notification once this is complete. You'll also receive a system-generated step-by-step email from us on how to apply the discount. If your email address was pre-registered for use of this promo code, please ensure that you're using that same email when applying the promo code.

Additionally, please note that EPP promo codes do not apply to Study Guides or bundled products. Discounts can only be applied to our Test Prep Solutions (some schools excluded).

Please let us know if you are still experiencing difficulties so our team can further investigate. A promo code will only provide a discount on the current purchase. Orders that have been placed and submitted for payment at the regular price cannot be processed for a discount after the purchase has been finalized.

7. Can I use PayPal Credit to pay for my product?

Certainly. We have partnered with PayPal to provide our buyers the option to pay now or pay over time with PayPal Credit. Just use PayPal Credit in PayPal checkout.

8. I need 50 clock hours—is Certify Teacher a CPE approved vendor through the TEA?

We are not a CPE approved vendor through the TEA. We do offer a 6-hour certificate of completion on our Test Prep Solutions. The certificate button will not become an available option until the minimum of 6 hours is completed in the program.

9. Do you have a money-back guarantee?

Certify Teacher does not have a money-back guarantee. Please refer to our Return Policy for more information regarding this.

10. Can I access my program on more than one computer/device?

Absolutely! As long as you are using Google Chrome, Safari, or Firefox as your internet browser, you will be able to access your online program from any device (using your username and password). Please do NOT use our programs with Internet Explorer.

11. Are your products online or will I get a CD-ROM to access my program?

We no longer offer our TExES preparation products in the download or CD ROM format. All of our study materials have been upgraded to online versions.

12. What is the online practice review? How does it work?

Our practice tests list the same number of scored questions as you will find on the real exam. Our test questions are 100% aligned with the TExES™ test framework. To reassure you’re studying the content that will be tested on the real exam, in Skills Tested we show you what knowledge/skill in the state manual each practice question measures. In addition, we provide personalized learning based on your specific needs. When you’re done taking a practice test, our smart Score Report evaluates your results by competency and provides a comprehensive performance analysis. Then the system recommends assignments to help you master the specific content where you need improvement in. Our Test Prep Solutions contain the most current core standards and testing technology used by the state, such as constructed responses and technology enhanced items. We’ve got the full package to help you be successful in your TExES™ exam on your first try. Let us help you.

13. What is included in the Test Prep Solution?

We offer more than just practice exams. Our Test Prep Solution is a readiness review with incredibly realistic test questions and features that help evaluate candidates' proficiency with the skills and knowledge tested on the actual educator certification tests. The Test Prep Solution provides a set of features to help candidates focus on the specific skills and knowledge they need to improve on before taking the real certification exam. This program helps candidates cement knowledge and sharpen their test-taking skills. Some of the important features in this solution are:

• Study Mode
• Exam Mode
• Flashcards
• Performance Analysis
• Study Plan
• Study Plan Tracker
• Video Tutoring for Math Topics
• Exam History
• Test-Taking Tips
• Questions Reviewed by Domain or Competency
• Full and Detailed Explanations for all answers—correct and incorrect
• The option to test and retest with different question sets
• Large bank of questions
• Automatic Pass/Fail feedback
• Certificate of Test Preparation

14. What is the recommended process to use my Test Prep Solution?

Our minimum passing score is a 240, just like the state exam. However, we recommend all candidates to score a 290 or above on our practice exams before registering for the state exam. Aiming for a perfect score of 300 would be even more beneficial for candidates to feel the most confidence when taking the actual exam. Reaching just the minimum score doesn't allow the test-taker much room for error. Please note that some schools/EPPs have different criteria set for their candidates; please check with your adviser, if applicable.

15. Why are my Study Mode and Flashcards modules locked?

There is no way to bypass the baseline exam in Exam Mode. In order for the study plan to be effective, the initial benchmark exam needs to be completed. The other modules will not unlock until the initial exam has been taken. Upon completion, the program will establish a starting point and tailor the study plan according to the candidate's strongest/weakest competencies and domains.

16. When will the Superintendent (195) Test Prep Solution be released?

The Superintendent (195) Test Prep Solution is available for purchase now. It is unavailable on our site because the Supplemental Booklet (Reports) are to be emailed to all candidates that purchase this product. For this reason, we process payment for this product over the phone. If you would like more information or are interested in purchasing the Superintendent program, please call our toll-free number at 1-866-209-9986 for further assistance.

17. When will the LOTE-Spanish (613) Test Prep Solution be re-released?

The LOTE Spanish program has been temporarily re-released for current users, however is not yet available for purchase on our site. We are improving this product and migrating it to our upgraded platform to provide the best experience possible for candidates. Current users of the LOTE are now able to use the program on the upgraded interface but should expect some technical difficulties until our programming team officially re-releases the product. We do apologize for any inconveniences this may cause. We are striving to re-release this product by the end of March 2020.
 
We appreciate your understanding. Please click here to request to receive updates on this product.

18. Does Certify Teacher have any resources for the PASL?

Unfortunately, Certify Teacher does not and will not have anything to support the Performance Assessment for School Leaders (PASL) that candidates must sit after they take and pass the TExES Principal as Instructional Leader (268) exam.

19. Can I only pay for the difference to upgrade my Principal (068) Test Prep to the new PAIL (268) Test Prep?

As of November 1st, 2019, we no longer offer the option to only pay the difference to upgrade. Worry not, we might still have a promo code for you to use. Please contact us to learn about your options.

20. I need time accommodations on my state exam. Does Certify Teacher have this option?

We do offer the option to extend the time on your exam! Please contact us for more information on how to accomplish this.

21. How is my time spent on the program tracked?

Time is logged when any of the following actions are performed:
 

  • Submit a full-length exam (to completion; score report is generated when complete)
  • Submit a quiz to completion in Study Mode
  • Submit a quiz to completion through the Study Plan Tracker
  • Time spent on the Flashcards module


All of these actions are posted in the Exam History time log.

22. Why is my "NEXT" button grayed out?

If this is occuring upon the last question of an exam or quiz, your next step to proceed would be to click on the "END EXAM" button. Please let us know if this does not resolve your inquiry.

23. I recently changed my name. How can I update this on my account?

You are able to correct your name on the program. When logged into the program window, you will find a drop-down menu at the upper right corner of the window that reads "Welcome, CANDIDATE'S NAME". You'll click on your name and go to "Profile" where you will be able to edit/change your name (click on "Update" to save changes).

24. How can I change my username email?

Please contact us if you would like to change your username email address. However, please note that all your progress will be lost if you decide to change your username.

25. How can I change my password?

There are 2 ways to change your password:

  1. Click on the "Forgot your password?" link before logging in.
  2. Or, when logged into the program, you will find a drop-down menu at the upper right corner of the window that reads "Welcome, CANDIDATE'S NAME". Click on your name and go to "Profile" where you will be able to change your password (click on "Update" to save changes).

26. Can I exchange my product for a different one?

As long as you meet the criteria in our Return Policy, we will be more than happy to exchange your product to another one of equal or lesser value. Please contact us for assistance with your product exchange.

27. How often do you update the bank of questions?

Throughout the year, we add new question items to our products when they're available. These questions are challenging, thought-provoking, and measure the skills and knowledge tested on the real educator certification tests. For up to 3 years from the date of purchase, users will automatically receive these updates free of charge.

28. I found a typo/mistake in my product. Who do I report this to?

We apologize for any typos or mistakes in our products. This kind of feedback is vital to our success! In order for us to attempt to correct these issues, we will need the question ID for each problematic question. Question IDs are located at the bottom right of the screen and look something like, “TX.Math4-8(115).115.303568”. This information will help us quickly locate the question(s) you're referring to. It is our goal to always release a flawless product.

We kindly ask that this information be sent to our team at support@certifyteacher.com for our review.