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Prospective RegPEDs….




TPED now offers a testing option that will allow applicants the opportunity to test at a licensed testing facility in their area.

How will it work?

Start the process by requesting an application packet below. Completed application packets are due by September 1, 2021.  After the application packet has been approved, applicants will be given a list of approved licensed testing facilities in their area. The applicant will be responsible for completing and submitting an Alternate Test Site form indicating the testing facility of their choice, contact information, and scheduled testing appointment. TPED will work with and provide test materials to the testing facility. The applicant must test during the scheduled testing window for 2021.  These dates will be announced in September 2021.  Applicants will be responsible for any testing fees incurred. Testing fees typically range from $30.00 to $40.00.


Our motto remains, “Not just competence…excellence!”


Please start the process to join us soon.


Application Packet Request Form

PO Box 53661
Lubbock, TX 79453

Phone: 806 503-4019
Email Deb Hawkins:




What is the difference between the TExE and the Board of Registry exam?
The TExE tests what you’ve learned in school and establishes minimum competency. The Registry exam tests the application and practice of what has been learned. It is a level of excellence above that of the TExE.


Why is there a requirement of two years’ experience as a diagnostician?
The exam draws on experience and its scope includes all areas of SBEC Standards for educational diagnosticians such as the following.

  1. The educational diagnostician understands and applies knowledge of the purpose, philosophy, and legal foundations of evaluation and special education.
  2. The educational diagnostician understands and applies knowledge of ethical and professional practices, roles, and responsibilities.
  3. The educational diagnostician develops collaborative relationships with families, educators, the school, the community, outside agencies, and related service personnel.
  4. The educational diagnostician understands and applies knowledge of student assessment and evaluation, program planning, and instructional decision-making.
  5. The educational diagnostician knows eligibility criteria and procedures for identifying students with disabilities and determining the presence of an educational need.
  6. The educational diagnostician selects, administers, and interprets appropriate formal and informal assessments and evaluations.
  7. The educational diagnostician understands and applies knowledge of ethnic, linguistic, cultural, and socioeconomic diversity and the significance of student diversity for evaluation, planning, and instruction.
  8. The educational diagnostician knows and demonstrates skills necessary for scheduling, time management, and organization.
  9. The educational diagnostician addresses students’ behavioral and social interaction skills through appropriate assessment, evaluation, planning, and instructional strategies.
  10. The educational diagnostician knows and understands appropriate curricula and instructional strategies for individual with disabilities.


Why be registered?

  1. For recognition of professional distinction (looks good on your resume, too)
  2. To gain opportunity for professional growth
  3. For enhanced credibility and visibility
  4. For personal professional fulfillment
  5. To be at the leading edge of our profession




Our Board Members

Chairperson  |  Jennifer Vasquez
Vice-Chair/Professional Visibility  |  Michelle Hall
Secretary  | Jacie Vanden Boom
Treasurer  |  Melissa Politz
Credentials  |  Angie Elkins
Continuing Education  |  Stephanie Lee
Legislative  |  Dr. Jeanine Birdwell
Administrative Assistant  |  Debra Hawkins


Email: Deb Hawkins
PO Box 53661 Lubbock, Texas 79453-3661