Reading Instruction Competence Assessment® (RICA®) – Written Examination
The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) has contracted with the Evaluation Systems group of Pearson to assist in the development, administration, and scoring of the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment® (RICA®). The purpose of the RICA is to ensure that California-trained candidates for Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials and Education Specialist Instruction Credentials (special education) possess the knowledge and skills important for the provision of effective reading instruction to students.
Test Registration & Scheduling Information
To take a test, you must first complete the registration and payment process at the RICA program website: www.rica.nesinc.com
Once you have registered to take a test, you may schedule your test appointment online 7 days per week, 24 hours per day. Test appointments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
To schedule a test appointment, log in to your RICA account at the site noted above and select “schedule” on the current registrations page for the test you wish to schedule.
After you schedule your test appointment, Pearson VUE will send you a confirmation e-mail listing your test date, your testing time, the address and phone number of the test center, and directions to the test center.
Rescheduling or Canceling a Test
To reschedule or cancel a test appointment, log in to your account at the RICA program website and follow the instructions provided on the current registrations page: www.rica.nesinc.com
RICA, Reading Instruction Competence Assessment, and the RICA logo are trademarks, in the U.S. and/or other countries, of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and Pearson Education, Inc. or its affiliate(s).