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RICA Exam Prep

RICA Exam Prep

CSUB Extended Education offers a one-day, five-hour review course to help teacher credential candidates prepare for the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) Exam. The course is taught by Dr. Kristina LaGue, Professor in the School of Social Sciences and Education at CSU Bakersfield. Dr. LaGue is a former RICA Exam grader and has great insights that will help you be successful on the exam.

Course Fee


Test Prep Dates

  • Saturday, October 28, 2023
  • Saturday, April 13, 2024
  • Saturday, July 13, 2024

Class Meeting Time

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Online via Zoom. Training materials and the Zoom link will be emailed to you once registration and payment are received and processed.

How to Register

Download a registration form and email it to program coordinator, Timothy Lafondez at Once your registration is received and processed, online payment instructions will be emailed to you. Registration deadline is the Wednesday before the class date. Registrations will not be accepted the day of class. This is a non-credit course.

More Information

For more information regarding the RICA Exam, visit

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Priscilla C. Penaloza

I passed the RICA! I don’t think I could have done it without you. Your study sessions were so greatly appreciated. Thank you again for all your knowledge, guidance, feedback, and  clarification.

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