How is the professional license score calculated?

How is the professional license score calculated?

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How is the professional license score calculated?

The process of calculating the degree of the professional license through which the professional license is obtained for teachers or who wish to work in educational jobs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is carried out according to some factors, the most important of which are the academic qualification, the number of years of experience, as well as the minimum required to obtain the license, as shown in the following table :

QualificationExperienceRequired score in both exams
50 to 6070 to 7980 and over
Diploma degreenot requiredTeacherTeacherTeacher
Bachelor ofLess than 6 years oldpractitionerpractitionerpractitioner
6 years to less than 11 yearspractitioneradvancedadvanced
11 years and overpractitioneradvancedexpert
Master’sless than 5 yearspractitionerpractitionerpractitioner
5 years to less than nine yearspractitioneradvancedadvanced
9 years and overpractitioneradvancedexpert
his doctorLess than 4 years oldpractitionerpractitionerpractitioner
4 years to less than 7 yearspractitioneradvancedadvanced
7 years and overpractitioneradvancedexpert

Professional license degrees

The Education and Training Evaluation Commission in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced the minimum scores that must be achieved in order to pass the professional license exam, as follows:

  • The degree of passing the professional license test is the degree that teachers are required to obtain in order to be able to obtain the professional license through which the teaching profession is practiced in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • The minimum score in order to pass this test is 50, and educational authorities require obtaining a minimum score for both the specialized and general test.
  • In addition, the validity period of the professional license test is 12 months from the date of its performance, and a person can use the test result many times, if the validity of this test is valid, and in the event of the expiry of the period, which is calculated from the date of performing the last test, the teacher must pass Test again.
  • The score for passing the Practicing Teacher License Exam ranges from fifty to seventy.
  • The score for passing the Advanced Teacher Licensing Exam ranges from seventy to seventy-nine.
  • The score for passing the teacher’s license test is eighty.
  • The score for passing the teacher’s license test is fifty marks.

Table of years of experience and the degree required for a professional license

Those who work in educational jobs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are allowed to know the number of years of experience, and to know the required result in order to be obtained by teachers in the country, through the following table:

Professional license levelQualification of the license holderThe minimum score required in the general and specialized testThe upper limit of the required score in the general and specialized testMinimum years of experienceMaximum years of experience
the teacherDiploma degree50%69%without experiencewithout experience
the teacherDiploma degree70%79%without experiencewithout experience
the teacherDiploma degree80%100%without experiencewithout experience
the practitionerBachelor’s degree50%69%without experiencesix years
the practitionerBachelor’s degree50%69%six yearseleven years
the practitionerBachelor’s degree50%69%eleven yearswithout experience
the practitionerBachelor’s degree70%79%without experiencesix years
advancedBachelor’s degree70%79%six years11 years old
advancedBachelor’s degree70%79%eleven yearswithout experience
the practitionerBachelor’s degree80%100%without experiencesix years
advancedBachelor’s degree80%100%six years11 years old
expertBachelor’s degree80%100%eleven yearswithout experience
the practitionerMaster’s degree50%69%without experiencefive years
the practitionerMaster’s degree50%69%five yearsnine years
the practitionerMaster’s degree50%69%nine yearswithout experience
the practitionerMaster’s degree70%79%without experiencefive years
advancedMaster’s degree70%79%five yearsnine years
advancedMaster’s degree70%79%nine yearswithout experience
the practitionerMaster’s degree80%100%without experiencefive years
advancedMaster’s degree80%100%five yearsnine years
expertMaster’s degree80%100%nine yearswithout experience
the practitionerPHD degree50%69%without experiencefour years
the practitionerPHD degree50%69%four yearsseven years
the practitionerPHD degree50%69%seven yearswithout experience
the practitionerPHD degree70%79%without experiencefour years
advancedPHD degree70%79%four yearsseven years
did not presentPHD degree70%79%seven yearswithout experience
the practitionerPHD degree80%100%without experiencefour years
advancedPHD degree80%100%four yearsseven years
expertPHD degree80%100%seven yearswithout experience

Teacher competency test

  • The teachers’ competency test was recently canceled in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and was replaced by the professional licensing test, which is a test required to obtain the professional license that qualifies male and female teachers to work in the educational field in the Kingdom.
  • This test also consists of two sections. The first section is a general educational section that is provided to all teachers who wish to teach and have higher qualifications in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • While the second test is the specialized test in which teachers are tested in the disciplines they teach, in order to ensure their familiarity with the scientific material they offer. It is worth noting that the number of disciplines approved by the Education and Training Evaluation Commission has reached thirty-eight.

Teachers’ competency level

  • The degree of passing the teacher competency test or the professional license test is the degree that a teacher must obtain in order to obtain a professional license that allows practicing the teaching profession, or continuing to work in it.
  • The minimum score in order to pass this test is 50, and it is worth noting that each level of the license requires obtaining the minimum score, whether in the specialized test or the general test, and passing both tests is necessary in order to obtain the license or Renewal, and failing in one of these tests is not enough to obtain a license.

Term of validity of the teacher competency test

  • The validity period of the professional license, formerly known as the Teacher Proficiency Test, is 12 months from the date of its performance. During this period, anyone has the right to use the test result as many times as long as the validity of this test is valid.
  • But at the end of the year calculated from the date of the last test, whether it is a specialized test or a general test, the teacher must pass this test again if he wants to renew the license.
  • It is opposite to the professional license that is extracted based on the test, where the professional license is valid for 5 years from the date of its issuance or renewal, and when the license is renewed after 12 months have passed since the date of the last test given by the teacher, he must take the test again in order to be able to renewal.

Terms of professional license for teaching jobs

The Education and Training Evaluation Commission has determined a number of conditions that must be met by a person who wishes to start or continue working in educational jobs within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in order to obtain a license to practice the teaching profession. These conditions are as follows:

  • The person takes the professional license exam with both the general exam and the specialized exam.
  • The person also achieves the required score in the tests, and this includes all levels.
  • It must not be more than one year since the last test result was announced, whether it was a general or specialized test.
  • The required years of experience must be met for each level of the professional license.
  • A person must also have an appropriate educational qualification of at least a bachelor’s.


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