CSET: Home Economics

CSET: Home Economics consists of 3 subtests:

  • Subtest I (test code 181)
  • Subtest II (test code 182)
  • Subtest III (test code 183)
You may register to take any one subtest or all three subtests in a single test session.
Computer-based test (CBT) only:
  • Subtest I: 40 multiple-choice questions and 1 constructed-response question
  • Subtest II: 40 multiple-choice questions and 2 constructed-response questions
  • Subtest III: 40 multiple-choice questions and 4 constructed-response questions
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 and II: 1 hour and 30 minutes per subtest
Subtest III: 2 hours
All 3 subtests in a single session: 5 hours
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.
$99 per subtest taken separately
$297 for all 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 .

Subtest III includes 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.)


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

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