You’ve worked for it. You’ve earned it. So don’t miss out on your $1000 stipend!

If you are planning to take the TExES CS 8-12 certification exam during the December Testing Window (December 6-9, 2017) and want to participate in the Certification Incentive Program (CIP), you must have your application submitted no later than December 1st at 5pm.

December (12/6/17-12/9/17) Testing Window Deadlines:

  • CIP Application due: 12/1/17, 5pm
  • TExES Test Registration deadline: 12/1/17
  • Proof of CS Certification due: 1/18/18, 5pm

See the CIP Checklist page for full details and instructions.


Need to review before the big day?

Foundations of Computer Science for Teachers is a self-paced course is designed to prepare teachers to take the TExES 241 Grades 8-12 Computer Science certification exam. Course materials provide extensive detailed instruction, examples and practice on everything from introductory programming topics such as variables, functions, loops and logical expressions to more advanced topics such as data structures, recursion, and object oriented programming. Basic enrollment is FREE! Participants wanting to receive 40 CPE credit hours from The University of Texas at Austin upon completing the course can upgrade their enrollment. Upgraded participants will also have access to unit quizzes and the comprehensive final, which mimics the actual 100 question CS certification exam. Register Today!


Still thinking about getting CS certified?

WeTeach_CS just made that decision a whole lot easier!

Thanks to the support of the Texas Education Agency (TEA), WeTeach_CS is extending the Certification Incentive Program (CIP) through August of 2018! This means current Texas teachers planning to take the TExES CS 8-12 Certification Test during any of the 2017-18 testing windows may be eligible for for the Certification Incentive Program (CIP), which offers a $1000 stipend to accepted teachers who obtain their CS certification.

For complete information about deadlines and requirements, please read and follow all steps of the CIP Checklist. Texas teachers must meet eligibility requirements and be accepted to the program prior to testing to qualify for the $1,000 stipend.


More Information on Certification and CIP

  • For more information about Computer Science certification, visit the WeTeach_CS Get Certified page.
  • For complete information about CIP requirements and deadlines, visit the CIP Checklist page.
  • Read everything and still have CS certification questions? Email us at for help.


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