The APT is only required for candidates who completed student teaching before September 1, 2015. It is not required for candidates student teaching Fall of 2015 or later.
The APT assesses candidates on professional and pedagogical knowledge and skills. It is required to become certified in the state of Illinois. Typically teacher candidates will complete the test during the student teaching semester.
You may take this test up to five years prior to the issuance of the certificate.
Who must take the test?
Candidates who completed student teaching prior to September 1, 2015.