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The fee for the U.S. Constitution exam and preparation materials is $85. You can pay by credit card, PayPal balance or PayPal e-check system. The charge on your credit card statement will be from "University Assessment Systems"
Payment: We use PayPal as our payment vendor, so after registering, click on the PayPal icon to make any kind of payment. Clicking on the PayPal icon does not mean you need a PayPal account or that you need to sign up for a PayPal account. They simply process your payment. Credit card and PayPal balance payment means immediate access to the exam. (you don't need a PayPal account to pay by credit card) If you use the PayPal e-check system, (withdrawal from bank account) PayPal puts a hold on your exam registration until your e-check is cleared (1 to 5 days).

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This examination is offered for the purpose of Teacher Certification in the State of California by University Assessment Systems (UAS), in association with Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU). It is the official U.S. Constitution Exam of Notre Dame de Namur University, a WASC-accredited institution of higher education located in Belmont, California.

Because there are no refunds of the exam fee, it is the test-taker's responsibility  to determine before registering:
a) whether you have already met the CTC requirement for knowledge of the principles and provisions of the U.S. Constitution for your credential, and
b) if you are in a teacher education program at a California university, whether your university will accept this Notre Dame de Namur University online exam for purposes of recommending you to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Questions regarding any aspect of the exam should be directed to our specialists at

You are allowed to take the timed final exam (50 multiple choice/multiple answer questions) a MAXIMUM of three times (with different questions, of course, and no charge for the retakes), but are NOT guaranteed to pass the exam.  If your test score does not meet the passing standard (75%) after the third attempt, your exam is completed, and no portion of your fee will be refunded and you will be required to take an exam or a course on the U.S. Constitution elsewhere.

The exam is "closed book, closed notes" and you will answer each exam question from your own knowledge and ability and will use neither any printed or online resources external to this site, nor consult with, or receive any aid or assistance from anyone else while taking the exam. Any violation of this policy may result in the disqualification of your exam scores and prohibition from retaking the exam. In all cases, there will be no refunds of the exam fee.

You are required to affirm an oath that you are receiving no aid or assistance while taking this exam.

This examination on the principles and provisions of the United States Constitution is for the purpose of satisfying the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing's U.S. Constitution requirement for California teacher certification as specified in California Education Code section 44335. Passage is verified by a numbered, signed certificate of passing. Neither academic unit credit through NDNU nor notation on an official NDNU transcript is available.


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