ACT Tutor Certification

ACT Tutor Certification Program

This program awards qualified candidates as ACT-certified tutors. Interested parties are strongly advised to earn the certificate in ACT Basics prior to pursuing specialized certifications in the ACT test subject areas: English, math, science, reading, and writing.

For all countries including US and China: Currently, training and certification are available only for ACT English and ACT Basics. Other subjects are coming soon. If you're interested in receiving future updates on subject training sessions, please complete the form below.

Tutor Certification Process

Application and Eligibility

Becoming an ACT-certified tutor is a simple, three-step process.

  1. First, candidates submit an application that is subject to ACT review.
  2. Next, candidates participate in an in-person certification training program.
  3. Finally, candidates are required to successfully complete a post-training certification assessment related to the specific training program.

Candidates can earn as many subject area certificates as they desire (i.e., English, math, science, reading, and writing). The ACT Basics course does not include a qualification assessment, only the certification exam.

ACT-Certified Tutor Directory

All those who have fulfilled the requirements will receive a digital credential proving their status as an ACT-certified tutor. Eligible tutors will be listed as an ACT-certified tutor on the Certified Tutor Directory of ACT’s website (coming soon).


Certification requires candidates to be present during training sessions. The ACT Basics and ACT Writing courses are one day in length, while the other subject-specific courses consist of two days of training. Each subject-specific certification course will consist of 18 hours of training spread over two 9-hour days. The scheduling of the training courses include the time provided to complete the qualification assessments and certification exams. All tutors are strongly advised to complete the ACT Basics course, regardless of any subject-specific certifications they wish to obtain. 

Course Cells

  • ACT Basics (9 Hours)
  • Math (18 Hours)*
  • English (18 Hours)*
  • Reading (18 Hours)*
  • Science (18 Hours)*
  • Writing (9 Hours)*

*All tutors are required to pass a qualification assessment in the corresponding subject areas prior to being eligible to receive the related certification.


Standard certification examination to be completed at the end of each training course. 


All candidates for certification must register on ACT’s website and register to attend Certification Courses at an ACT- approved training site. 

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