How to Use this Site
First of all, you must be enrolled in one or more PPD exams or a PPD example exam by a SPED administrator. SPED does not offer exam self-enrollment at this time. Contact SPED to arrange for this and you will receive login details for an account at this site. There is a fee associated with actual exam enrollment, but sample exams are free.
Once you are logged-in, you will see whichever exam(s) you are eligible to take. You will have a 13 week period to perform practice quizzes and complete the actual exam itself. Three practice quizzes are permitted prior to you having to write the actual exam.
Each exam is comprised of at least 100 questions of different formats. It can take up to three hours to complete each exam. Exams must be taken at a local library, workplace or educational institution. A proctor is required and proctors' fees are to be paid by the student. This is not an open-book exam.
SPED PPD Level I: Five-part exam of at least 100 questions in total
SPED PPD Level 2: One-part exam of at least 100 questions in total
SPED PPD Level 3: Five-part exam of at least 100 questions in total
SPED PPD Level 4: One-part exam of at least 100 questions in total
You will be presented with your exam results at completion of the exam and a SPED administrator will contact you within one week with further information regarding your PPD status achievement (assuming you pass the exam). The pass mark is 70%.