The PRAXIS examination assesses a broad range of knowledge critical for a speech-language pathologist working in a variety of settings. A qualifying score of 162 is necessary for ASHA certification and state licensure. Students must take the PRAXIS prior to graduating. It is generally offered seven times throughout the year; however, it is typically taken during the last semester of the program. Additional information regarding the PRAXIS examination can be obtained at www.ets.org.