What is the CBEST & CSET?


What is the CBEST?

The California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) is a series of tests that meet the requirement for credentialing and employment for teachers. The three parts include mathematics, reading, and writing.  There is one exam for all three parts.

It is recommended to take the CBEST Exam upon completion of transfer-level English and math courses.  LBCC Reading and Teacher Preparation Department offer free CBEST workshops and study groups.  See our current semester calendar of events for workshop dates. 

What is the CSET?

The California Subject Examination for Teachers is an exam or series of exams taken by multiple-subject (elementary) teachers or secondary teachers in California.