Appraiser Training Dates

The Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) requires that all appraisers successfully complete a training program to become a certified T-TESS appraiser. This training is offered by Regional Education Service Centers (ESCs).

Appraiser Training at ESCs

Click on your Regional Education Service Center (map) to view registration details and contact information.

T-TESS Contacts Map

Demo Region 5 - 1

Training Dates:

Please contact the ESC directly for registration details and information.

Region 1 - Edinburg

Training Dates:

Please contact the ESC directly for registration details and information.

06/04/2024 to 06/06/2024

06/18/2024 to 06/20/2024 Virtual

07/16/2024 to 07/18/2024

Special Note about Virtual Trainings: ESCs can provide virtual training only for participants working and/or residing within their region OR from districts that regularly use the ESC as their designated ESC due to proximity. If a participant needs to attend a training at a different ESC due to scheduling conflicts, they must choose a face-to-face training.

Region 2 - Corpus Christi

Training Dates:

Please contact the ESC directly for registration details and information.

06/10/2024 to 06/12/2024

08/19/2024 to 08/21/2024

Region 3 - Victoria

Training Dates:

Please contact the ESC directly for registration details and information.

06/25/2024 to 06/27/2024

07/16/2024 to 07/18/2024

08/27/2024 to 08/29/2024

Region 4 - Houston

Training Dates:

Please contact the ESC directly for registration details and information.

06/11/2024 to 06/13/2024 Virtual

06/18/2024 to 06/20/2024 Virtual

07/15/2024 to 07/17/2024 Virtual

07/30/2024 to 08/01/2024 Virtual

08/06/2024 to 08/08/2024 Virtual

08/27/2024 to 08/29/2024 Virtual

Special Note about Virtual Trainings: ESCs can provide virtual training only for participants working and/or residing within their region OR from districts that regularly use the ESC as their designated ESC due to proximity. If a participant needs to attend a training at a different ESC due to scheduling conflicts, they must choose a face-to-face training.

Region 5 - Beaumont

Training Dates:

Please contact the ESC directly for registration details and information.

06/18/2024 to 06/20/2024

07/16/2024 to 07/18/2024

Region 6 - Huntsville

Training Dates:

Please contact the ESC directly for registration details and information.

05/28/2024 to 05/30/2024

07/17/2024 to 07/19/2024

08/12/2024 to 08/14/2024

09/09/2024 to 09/11/2024

Region 7 - Kilgore

Training Dates:

Please contact the ESC directly for registration details and information.

06/24/2024 to 06/26/2024

07/22/2024 to 07/24/2024

09/24/2024 to 09/26/2024

02/25/2025 to 02/27/2025

06/17/2025 to 06/19/2025

07/28/2025 to 07/30/2025

09/23/2025 to 09/25/2025

02/24/2026 to 02/26/2026

Region 8 - Mount Pleasant

Training Dates:

Please contact the ESC directly for registration details and information.

06/18/2024 to 06/20/2024

Region 9 - Wichita Falls

Training Dates:

Please contact the ESC directly for registration details and information.

07/09/2024 to 07/11/2024

Region 10 - Richardson

Training Dates:

Please contact the ESC directly for registration details and information.

04/30/2024 to 05/02/2024

06/04/2024 to 06/06/2024

07/09/2024 to 07/11/2024

08/06/2024 to 08/08/2024

Region 11 - Fort Worth

Training Dates:

Please contact the ESC directly for registration details and information.

06/17/2024 to 06/19/2024

07/30/2024 to 08/01/2024

08/14/2024 to 08/16/2024

09/16/2024 to 09/18/2024

09/30/2024 to 10/02/2024

Region 12 - Waco

Training Dates:

Please contact the ESC directly for registration details and information.

06/18/2024 to 06/20/2024

09/03/2024 to 09/05/2024

10/22/2024 to 10/24/2024

Region 13 - Austin

Training Dates:

Please contact the ESC directly for registration details and information.

06/18/2024 to 06/20/2024

07/16/2024 to 07/18/2024

07/23/2024 to 07/25/2024

08/23/2024 to 08/25/2024

Region 14 - Abilene

Training Dates:

Please contact the ESC directly for registration details and information.

06/18/2024 to 06/20/2024

Region 15 - San Angelo

Training Dates:

Please contact the ESC directly for registration details and information.

07/29/2024 to 07/31/2024

Region 16 - Amarillo

Training Dates:

Please contact the ESC directly for registration details and information.

06/04/2024 to 06/06/2024

09/10/2024 to 09/12/2024

Region 17 - Lubbock

Training Dates:

Please contact the ESC directly for registration details and information.

06/25/2024 to 06/27/2024

07/16/2024 to 07/18/2024

Region 18 - Midland

Training Dates:

Please contact the ESC directly for registration details and information.

06/18/2024 to 06/20/2024

07/16/2024 to 07/18/2024

09/17/2024 to 09/19/2024

Region 19 - El Paso

Training Dates:

Please contact the ESC directly for registration details and information.

05/28/2024 to 05/30/2024

06/25/2024 to 06/27/2024

Region 20 - San Antonio

Training Dates:

Please contact the ESC directly for registration details and information.

04/23/2024 to 04/25/2024

06/25/2024 to 06/27/2024

07/23/2024 to 07/25/2024

08/20/2024 to 08/22/2024

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T-TESS Appraiser Certification Checklist

AEL Training & Certification

Obtain certification in Advancing Educational Leadership (AEL), a three-day training that provides principals and other administrators with the skills to be instructional leaders. The training focuses on the principal’s role in improving student achievement.

ILD or ILT certification received prior to Jan. 1, 2016 is an acceptable substitute for AEL certification

T-TESS Training & Certification

Obtain certification in T-TESS, by attending a 3-day in-person or virtual training that provides a comprehensive understanding of the Commissioner recommended teacher evaluation system for the state of Texas. You must pass a certification test to receive your T-TESS certification for the school year.

Recertification

In order to remain certified as a T-TESS Appraiser, you must complete the certification test every school year. Bonus years are awarded upon 3 consecutive years of certification. For more details, view the Recertification Policy.