Taking the GACE Health Education Test will take the better part of a day. It consists of two discrete tests, and there is a four-hour time limit for completing both of them. The first test focuses on individual health and disease, defining and maintaining health, and preventing drug abuse.
The second exam looks at the bigger pictures of safety and health in families, communities, and social relationships. Each exam has two kinds of questions: multiple choice and written response. There are 60 multiple-choice questions on each test (counting for 80 percent of the final score) as well as two questions demanding a written response (for 20 percent of the score). The GACE Health Education Test is graded on a scale of 100 to 300, with 220 the lowest allowable passing grade. Any score lower than that will result in the test taker being denied certification.
Last Updated: 06/14/2014