CSET: Art consists of 2 subtests:

  • Subtest I (test code 140)
  • Subtest II (test code 141)

Subtest II requires the submission of photographs of examinee artwork at the test center. Allow sufficient time to prepare photographic material prior to scheduling your test appointment.

You may register to take one or both subtests in a single test session.

Computer-based test (CBT) only:
  • Subtest I: 50 multiple-choice questions and 4 constructed-response questions
  • Subtest II: 50 multiple-choice questions and 4 constructed-response questions, including a portfolio submission
By appointment during the following 4-week testing windows:
Aug. 8–Sep. 4, 2016
Nov. 28–Dec. 24, 2016
Jan. 23–Feb. 19, 2017
Mar. 20–April 16, 2017
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Session Length
Subtests I & II: 2 hours and 45 minutes
Both subtests in a single session: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Learn more about how the subtests are administered in a single session .
15 additional minutes is provided to complete a nondisclosure agreement and tutorial. Any time taken for breaks is considered part of your available testing time.
Subtest I: $133
Subtest II: $134
$267 for both subtests taken together
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Passing Score
220 per subtest
Test Results
Test results are available within 7 weeks of testing.
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Policies and Rules
When you register, you agree to abide by all testing policies and rules. Read them now.
Before you test, review the list of materials that are prohibited at the test center .

Subtests I and II include one or more assignments that allow you to handwrite and scan responses. See scanning instructions links to a PDF doc and the hand-draw tutorial video link opens in a new window for information on how to use a response sheet for handwritten responses. (The instructions will be available during testing.)

Examinees scheduled to take Art Subtest II must bring to the test administration printed photographs of artwork as outlined in the Art Procedures Manual below. When you sign in for the test administration for which you are registered, the photographs will be checked by a test administrator. The photographs will be returned to you for use during the test. At the conclusion of your test, you will be required to submit the six photographs and submission form for scoring. Your photographs will not be returned to you.


Tests may include questions that are evaluated for future administrations and do not affect a candidate's score.

Subtest II Portfolio Submission

For information about the submission of photographs of artwork for Subtest II, please follow the instructions in the CSET: Art Subtest II Portfolio Procedures Manual links to a PDF doc and complete the Subtest II: Art Submission Form links to a PDF doc.

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