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College of Education
Northern Arizona University

PO Box 5774 - Room 190
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5774
(928) 523-7157

Assessment Preparation for Professional Educators Lab


Future APPEL Seminar Dates


Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012


Future AEPA Test Dates


Saturday, July 09, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Saturday, January 07, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Saturday, July 07, 2012

APPEL is offered by NAU's College of Education as a resource for those who plan on taking the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessment (AEPA)™. Please read over the following for directions on how to access the services we offer.

What is the AEPA™?
The Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessment (AEPA)™ is the exam all new educators must take and pass in order to receive a teaching certificate in the state of Arizona.

The NAU College of Education APPEL is a resource center for Northern Arizona University students/alumni teacher candidates. The services of APPEL are also available to non-NAU students for a nominal fee of $40. NAU alumni may qualify to receive a free guest account. Our on-campus location is staffed with knowledgeable testing advisors, who can answer questions about all aspects of the AEPA™ testing process. In addition, we offer test preparation seminars prior to most test dates. The seminars contain an overview of the testing format, tips for success, and the opportunity to take a practice test. The APPEL web course provides teacher candidates with additional information about the AEPA™ test, detailed study resources and test objectives, and practice tests.

How to sign up for a seminar:
Seminars will be offered in Flagstaff once each fall, spring, and summer semesters. As upcoming seminar dates are determined, these dates will be posted on this website. If you are currently an NAU student, select the "preparation seminars" link from the menu at the left, which will allow you to sign up for the seminar you wish to attend, using your NAU account information. If you are an NAU alumni or a non-NAU student interested in attending a seminar, select the "getting started" link to the left. Please note that failure to fill out the signup form completely will result in an automatic deletion and an instructional message on how to proceed.

How to sign up for the online practice tests: ATTENTION: After the July 9th administration of the AEPA, APPEL will be migrating our web course to a new format called Bb Learn. This MAY effect your registration, however if you are a paid user you will not be required to pay again. More information will be provided on this website.
A Bb Learn online course is offered to help prepare for the AEPA™. No credit is given for the course. To sign up for this course, click on the link "getting started" to the left. Keep in mind that sign up is not automatic and may take 2 to 4 days to finish possessing. We recommend that you sign up several weeks before the test date. Please note: The Bb Learn course focuses mostly on preparing for the professional knowledge exam for elementary (91) and secondary (92) levels. There are also practice tests for subject knowledge exams such as elementary (01), special education (22), math (10), social studies (03), middle grades math (37) and English (02) within the course.

To register to take the AEPA™ contact National Evaluation Systems™. Their online registration site is You cannot register to take the AEPA™ through NAU. We offer test preparation and assistance with registration. Please contact NES to register to take the AEPA™.

Contact Info - If you have any additional questions please contact our office, located on the Flagstaff NAU campus, at (928)-523-7157. You may also email a staff member at , who will respond to your questions.

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