U.S. Constitution Requirements
The U.S. Constitution requirement may be met by successful completion of one of the following:
- Graduation from a college or university within the California State University system.
- Completion of a course on the provisions and principles of the U.S. Constitution taken at a regionally-accredited community college, or a four-year college, or university.
- Passing score on an examination in the provisions and principles of the U.S. Constitution given by a regionally-accredited junior college, community college, college, or university.
The Education Code states that the U.S. Constitution requirement may be met by satisfactory completion of coursework covering the principles of the U.S. Constitution. The Commission has deemed that coursework for this requirement must be met by the grade of “C” or better or a pass, credit, or satisfactory grade. The coursework for the U.S. Constitution requirement may be an online course taken at a regionally accredited two- or four-year college or university.
Local Institutions Offering Examination for U.S. Constitution Requirements
- American River College, Natomas Education Center. Call for current testing schedule and to make an appointment for testing services. The fee for each exam is $41. Call for additional details. Phone: (916) 485-6000.
- Notre Dame de Namur University. Offers an online examination: www.usconstitutionexam.com. The timed final exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions. The fee includes the prep material, exam, and certificate. Contact (650) 508-3545 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is $85.
To verify completion of the U.S. Constitution requirement, submit either an official transcript showing completion of a course (at least two semester units or three quarter units) in the provisions and principles of the U.S. Constitution, including a copy of the course description, or verification of passage of an examination in the provisions and principles of the U.S. Constitution given by a regionally-accredited junior college, community college, college, or university. (Many colleges offer an online, independent study course and examination.)