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What is the PLACE Exam?

The PLACE (Program for Licensing Assessments for Colorado Educators) Exam is a state-specific education test. Candidates for initial educator licenses (provisional licenses) in Colorado are required to take and pass one or more content-area tests. This includes candidates for teaching, special services, principal, and administrator licenses.

There is no limit to the number of times you may retake any PLACE test. You should, however, identify your PLACE requirements as early as possible and carefully plan your schedule for taking the test(s) to allow time for retaking them, if needed.

How can I register?

The PLACE Web site www.place.nesinc.com includes the following services and information:

  • registration bulletin
  • registration services
  • change of registration and test add and withdrawal services
  • e-mail communication
  • access to unofficial PLACE scores
  • information on PLACE policies
  • registration status

When is the PLACE administered?

Administration  Date
Standard Registration Deadline*
Emergency Registration Period**

By Mail:
Receipt deadline

Via the Internet:
Ends at 4:00 P.M. mountain time

Via the Internet:
Begins at 4:00 P.M. mountain time

By Telephone:
Call (413) 256-2885
7:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. mountain time,
Mon.–Fri., excluding holidays

 March 8, 2014 February 14, 2014 February 28, 2014

What should I do on the day of the test?

On Saturday, March 8, 2014 - Students should report to E.B.H (Education, Business Hall) middle floor lobby area on the day of the test.  For the morning session, students should report at 7:30 a.m.  For the afternoon session, students should report at 1:00 p.m.  Students will need to present their admission ticket and two current photo identification cards.