U.S. Constitution Challenge Exam

Administered by Azusa Pacific University’s School of Education

This U.S. Constitution Challenge Exam is intended as an option for California teaching credential candidates who must fulfill the U.S. Constitution requirement for baccalaureate candidates. The exam is administered online through APU’s School of Education. Within one week of registration, exam candidates will receive an email with further instructions and a link providing access to the online site containing the exam and study materials. Candidates will have two weeks (14 days) to log in, review the materials, and take the exam. The exam is timed and must be completed within 90 minutes. Individuals who successfully pass the exam with a score of 80 percent or higher will receive a certificate of completion as confirmation that they have completed this requirement toward their credential.

To register and take the U.S. Constitution Challenge Exam, candidates should:

  1. Complete the U.S. Constitution Challenge Exam Form
  2. Pay the $100 exam fee via credit card
  3. Log in to the online link provided by APU
  4. Study the provided exam materials
  5. Take the exam within two weeks of the time access is granted
  6. Take the exam within the 90-minute time limit
  7. Submit exam when completed

Candidates must score at 80 percent or higher to pass the U.S. Constitution Challenge Exam. Candidates who receive a score of 79 percent or less may remediate the course (at no additional charge) by completing the essay portion included in the online site. Candidates are only given one opportunity to utilize the essay option for score improvement. If a passing score is achieved with the addition of an essay, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to the candidate.

For more information about the exam, please email soeteachereducation@apu.edu or call (626) 815-6018.

Register for the U.S. Constitution Challenge Exam

Note: This information is current for the 2019-20 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.