COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation:

Testing candidates: Check our COVID-19 Update Page to look for testing availability and review the health and safety measures required for testing.

Appointment availability is limited due to social distancing precautions and varies by location. Please note that our customer service wait-times are also longer than usual right now. For information on rescheduling, refunds, and more, please check out our FAQs.

Reading Instruction Competence Assessment® (RICA®) – Written Examination

Reading Instruction Competence Assessment® (RICA®) – Written Examination

Learn more about testing for Essential Services in the U.S. and Canada during COVID-19. See FAQs »

Learn more about Pearson VUE test delivery during COVID-19.

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) has contracted with the Evaluation Systems group of Pearson to assist in the development, administration, and scoring of the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment® (RICA®). The purpose of the RICA is to ensure that California-trained candidates for Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials and Education Specialist Instruction Credentials (special education) possess the knowledge and skills important for the provision of effective reading instruction to students.

Test Registration & Scheduling Information

Registration

To take a test, you must first complete the registration and payment process at www.ctcexams.nesinc.com

Scheduling

Once you have registered to take a test, you may schedule your test appointment online 7 days per week, 24 hours per day. Test appointments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

To schedule a test appointment, log in to your account at www.ctcexams.nesinc.com and select “schedule” on the current registrations page for the test you wish to schedule.

After you schedule your test appointment, Pearson VUE will send you a confirmation e-mail listing your test date, your testing time, the address and phone number of the test center, and directions to the test center.

Rescheduling or Canceling a Test

To reschedule or cancel a test appointment, log in to your account at www.ctcexams.nesinc.com and follow the instructions provided on the current registrations page.

RICA, Reading Instruction Competence Assessment, and the RICA logo are trademarks, in the U.S. and/or other countries, of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and Pearson Education, Inc. or its affiliate(s).

Last updated 2020-05-01