• Paraprofessional Information

    To become a paraprofessional, you must complete one of the following:
    • Completion of 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours from an accredited post-secondary institution; or
    • An associate’s degree (or higher); or
    • Pass the GACE Paraprofessional Assessment. You may find registration information below.
    GACE/Paraprofessional Assessment
    Registration GACE - Georgia Assessment for Certification of Educators Information online may be found at: www.gace.nesinc.com

    To register through First District RESA
    Our process has changed for registration. We no longer accept registrations to take the parapro assessment. Our new process is that we take those interested in taking the assessment on a first-come basis on the day of the assessment. We have 19 seats available in our lab. We recommend that people arrive by 8:15 AM to ensure a seat. 
     
    The link for details and information about the assessment can be found on the GACE site at https://gace.ets.org/paraprofessional/test_takers/about. The link to the up-to-date test center guidelines can be found on the FDRESA ETC site at https://etc.fdresa.org/paraprofessional-assessment-information/
     
    Cost: $45.00 - Cash Only - Paid on site. This increase, effective January 2018, was due to an increase in the cost of the test by ETS. 

    Contact:
    Registrar, First District RESA - Educational Technology Center
    201 W. Lee Street ~ P.O. Box 780
    Brooklet, Georgia 30415
    (912) 842-5000 extension 137 ~ FAX: (912) 842-5161

    FDRESA contact for paraprofessional assessment questions:
    Sherri Groover (sgroover@fdresa.org) or Dave Rutz (drutz@fdresa.org)