American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)


AAFCS Examinations Used for Texas FCS Teacher Certification


The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) is proud to provide testing services to the State of Texas to validate the content area knowledge and skills of candidates pursuing one of the state’s Family and Consumer Sciences teacher certifications/licenses.  AAFCS provides gold standard, computer-based assessments and professional certifications program designed to:

  • assure the public that family and consumer sciences professionals have attained a threshold level of knowledge and competence in family and consumer sciences subject matter that enables them to perform services as defined by the profession;
  • foster excellence in the family and consumer sciences profession and to develop criteria for assessing such excellence; and
      • promote the professional growth of individuals in family and consumer sciences by encouraging a systematic program of certification, professional development and continuing education

      Please click here to access the Candidate Information Bulletin and Study Guide to provide general information and assist in preparation for the following exams:
              • 200 – Family and Consumer Sciences – Composite Examination
              • 201 – Hospitality, Nutrition, and Food Science Concentration Examination
              • 202 – Human Development and Family Studies Concentration Examination


      RETAKE INFORMATION FOR TEXAS CANDIDATES (Per Texas Education Agency Policy)

      You are limited to five attempts to take a certification test. The five attempts include the first attempt to pass the examination and four retakes. All attempts taken before September 1, 2015 count as one attempt. If you choose to register again for the same test after completion of the fifth testing attempt, your scores will not be counted towards certification and you will assume responsibility for test fees paid.


    Click here to access the online applicant registration system for computer based administration.


      Testing/Scoring Process for Texas Teacher Certification/Licensure

    • Once the candidate completes the computer-based exam, the candidate should receive notification of pass/fail status at the testing site or center. The scores will then be processed and available in the ISO Quality Testing database within 48-72 hours of testing. Official test scores will be sent to TEA from ISO Quality Testing/SMT after the scores are posted in the ISO Quality Testing database. Please allow 14 business days for the scores to appear in your TEA online account. NOTE: If your scores do not appear within that timeframe, please contact TEA to ensure and confirm that they did receive the scores from ISO Quality Testing. If TEA indicates that the scores were not received, please make a request in writing (via email to to have the scores be resent. In the written request, please identify your name and date of testing.
    • When the scores appear in your TEA online account and shows you have passed, please select applications and follow those instructions to complete your application for Texas teacher certification.
    • Within 14 business days following your testing date, the candidate will receive official scoring notification via email from AAFCS. If a passing score is achieved, candidates will also receive information about applying for the AAFCS National Professional Credentials, which is a completely separate certification process from Texas Teacher Certification.