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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 No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) 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 not available at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Test Schedule/Fee

  • COVID-19 schedule: Tests are currently only offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m., with a limit of only one tester per day.
  • Average duration: 2-3 hours (not timed)
  • $7.00 (cash or check only)
  • An advanced reservation is required. To schedule an appointment time call Personnel at 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.