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Humboldt County Office of Education: Paraprofessional Exam

Paraprofessional Exam

This test replaces the former Instructional Aide Exam, as it is designed to meet the Every Student Succeeds Act standards as outlined in the Federal law.

Test Content

  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Ability to Assist (situational questions dealing with common sense)

Study Materials

Study materials are available in the Humboldt Educators Resource Center (HERC).

Test Schedule/Fee

  • COVID-19 schedule: Tests are currently offered every other Thursday at 10:00 a.m., with a limit of ten testers per day.
  • Average duration: 2-3 hours (not timed)
  • $7.00 (must be paid over the phone via debit/credit card at time of scheduling)
  • An advanced reservation is required. To schedule an appointment time call Personnel at 707-445-7039.


  • Your test will be corrected and you will be informed of your results the same day.
  • A score of 70% on all three sections is considered passing. If you pass, you will be issued a permanent verification card.
  • You will be eligible to retake any section(s) that you fail at no additional charge, as many times as necessary.