Testing Companies

The Oregon Educator Licensure Assessments (ORELA) exams are offered by National Evaluation Services (NES), Inc.  Most tests required in Oregon are ORELA exams.  You may obtain information concerning how to take and study for the ORELA exams by going to the ORELA website.

The Praxis exams are offered by Educational Testing Service (ETS).  Since Praxis used to offer all of Oregon’s subject tests, applicants frequently go directly to Praxis and take a Praxis subject matter test before checking to ensure that is still the correct test.  Please check before signing up to take an exam.  You may obtain information concerning how to take and study for the Praxis exams by going to the Praxis website.

The Oral Proficiency Assessments (including OPI and OPIc) are offered by American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). The OPI or OPIc tests are required for the Bilingual Specialization and the Dual Language Specialization. You may obtain information for the OPI and OPIc tests by going to the ACTFL website.