The Illinois Content Area Standards for Educators sets forth the requirements for specialized health education. The ICTS Health Education Test is 125 multiple-choice questions created along these guidelines to determine certification. It is a criterion-referenced, objective-based test divided into the following five subareas: Personal Health; Family and Interpersonal Relationships; Community Health and Disease Prevention; Health-Related Skills; and School Health Education.
The five subareas of the ICTS Health Education Test contain 25 individual test objectives. The test objectives cover basic knowledge, but they are accompanied by more specific descriptive statements. Understanding and applying both the basic objectives and detailed skills from the descriptive statements is essential to passing the ICTS Health Education Test. An overall test score of 240 or higher is necessary to be certified in this content area. The scores are mailed four weeks after the test and include the total score as well as scores in each individual subarea.
Last Updated: 06/26/2014