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  • A new test site application is required annually. The PrePAC testing year begins on August 1 and ends on June 30 the following year
  • A new test site code and login credentials are assigned annually. The test site code and login credentials are used to login to purchase products.
  • To purchase and administer AAFCS Pre-PAC products, the test site must be approved by AAFCS. The test site application and Test Site Agreement must be submitted online.
    • Access the application and instructions for Test Site Approval.
    • Submit the Test Site Approval application to receive log in information for the assessments.
    • The Test Site Approval application/agreement must be completed by the Test Site Administrator. An approval confirmation will be sent to the email address(es) provided in the application. Retain the test site approval email as it contains the login credentials (user name and password) for accessing the online order platform and the assessment system. If the test site has not received the email after 5 business days, check the “spam” or “junk” folder first and then contact AAFCS by email at pre-pac@aafcs.org.

  • Payment must be submitted with the order. Credit Card payment or a Purchase Order is required when the order is placed.

  • Pricing
    • Single Test Administration One-time administration of test for individual. The fee is $25 per test candidate.
    • Test/Retest Administration Includes single test administration with an opportunity to re-test candidate before the end of the testing year on June 30. The Test/Retest option is often used for pre and post testing. The fee is $40 per test candidate.

  • Review the credentials in the Portfolio of Products to determine the best match for your program assessment needs.

  • All test candidates must be registered with AAFCS prior to testing. Rosters must be submitted through the AAFCS portal.  The link to the portal is provided in the test site’s order confirmation email. 
  • Template and Instructions for registering students for the assessments.
  •   A Registration is Complete email will be sent to the Test Site Administrator and Coordinator when the testing platform is ready for student testing.

Download the Guidebook for step-by-step instructions. The assessment is administered online. Proctors must be test site employees.  Teachers/instructors of record MAY NOT serve as the sole proctor.  

Reference the Guidebook for step-by- step instructions for accessing data reports and certificates. 

Pre-Professional Certification Score:  Click here for the list of current certification scores The national cut score for pre-professional certification eligibility is established annually by AAFCS.

Preparation Resources for each assessment are available on the Portfolio of Products webpage. The Assessment Bulletin and Blueprint include information about the assessment format, competencies assessed, scoring, tips for preparing students for the assessment, sample test questions, and instructions on assessment administration.

Available Monday - Friday from 9 AM - 5:30 PM EST.

Submit Questions by Email to Pre-PAC

Direct Telephone Line: 703-636-7641

CLICK HERE for Online Technical Assistance Request During Assessment Administration

During peak testing, this is the best way to receive assistance.