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Teacher's Assistant Training Program

This program provides training for anyone interested in being employed as a full-time, part-time, or substitute teacher assistant. Topics are consistent with state standards and include: roles and responsibilities of the teacher assistant, human development, diversity, special education, basic rights, school health and safety, the instructional process, school laws, computer and technology skills, positive classroom climate, and team-building.

A certificate recognized by RIDE is awarded upon successful completion of all classes, assignments, job shadowing, and the final exam.

Registration Information

  1. Complete the TABE test, cost is $25. Review the TABE info sheet
    • Take a free online practice test
    • Must bring a valid photo identification that includes your name, photograph, and signature
  2. Review the Teacher Assistant Program Requirements
  3. See the TABE and Teacher Assistant Training Program dates below
  4. Complete and return the registration form

Available funding

Important Information

  1. Students will be required to complete three hours of job shadowing a TA during the course.
  2. Although this is a noncredit training program, one credit is transferable to CCRI's Human Services programs.
  3. The RI Department of Education does not certify individual teacher assistants but sets minimum qualifications that school districts must follow in hiring TAs. Applicants should always check with the district(s) where they want to apply to learn about their specific employment requirements through RIDE Become a Teacher Assistant.
  4. Duplicate/Replacement Certificates: If you need a Rhode Island teacher assistant certificate because you have lost the original, please mail the Duplicate Certificate Form and a $10 check or money order payable to CCRI.
Upcoming TABE Testing
CRN Date Location
60425-TCHR-1000 Wed., Nov. 20, 2019, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Lincoln
50087-TCHR-1000-001 Wed., Feb. 5, 2020, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Warwick
50088-TCHR-1000-150 Mon., March 9, 2020, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Lincoln
50089-TCHR-1000-002 Mon., May 11, 2020, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Warwick


Upcoming Teachers Assistant Course
CRN Date and Time Location
50090-TCHR-2000-150 Mon. & Wed., Feb. 17 - March 30, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Lincoln
50091-TCHR-2000-001 Tues. & Thurs., March 24 - May 5, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Warwick



$304 Includes training manual and $10 non-refundable registration fee


Time Commitment


6 Weeks 13 meetings x 3 hours each






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