NOTE: Candidates are limited to five attempts to take a certification test. The five attempts include the first attempt to pass the examination plus four retakes, and any of the test approval methods (PACT, EPP, out of state, charter, and CBE). All attempts taken before September 1, 2015 currently count as one attempt. If a candidate chooses to register again for the same test, after completion of the fifth testing attempt, scores will not be counted towards certification and candidates will assume responsibility for test fees paid. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is implementing this change to Texas Education Code § in response to HB 2205, 84th Texas Legislature, 2015. For more information, please consult with your preparation program and see the FAQ document .