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Requirements to Become a Paraprofessional

 All NCSD Classroom Aides have achieved Paraprofessional Status
All NCSD Classroom Aides have achieved Paraprofessional Status
Related Documents:
Paraprofessional Study Companion
NCLB Parapro Qualifications
Paraprofessional Regulations

A Paraprofessional must have a high school diploma or the equivalent, PLUS one of the following:

  • Completed at least 2 years of study at an accredited institution of higher education (minimum of 48 college credits), OR
  • Obtained an Associates (or higher) degree, OR
  • Passed a formal state or local academic assessment of knowledge of and ability to assist in instructing reading, writing and math

A Paraprofessional must supply copies of their transcripts to prove the 48 credits or a copy of their degree earned from an accredited university.

The Paraprofessional test can be taken at either the Pahrump District Office or the Tonopah District Office. This test consists of 90 multiple-choice questions across the subject areas of reading, mathematics, and writing. The Paraprofessional Study Companion is available by clicking on the link to the right. Paper study guides are available on limited availability for check-out at the Pahrump District Office for a two week period. Please call for an appointment and current cost of test.

*Paraprofessionals are also required to maintain CPR/First Aid Certification.

Contact Information:  

Remle Perez in Pahrump, 775-727-7743, extension 242

Annie Perchetti in Tonopah, 775-482-6258, extension 10




NOTE: The Nye County School District is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action agency and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, political affiliation, or disability. (Contact: Title IX Coordinator/Title II Officer, Section 504 Coordinator, 484 S. West St., Pahrump, NV 89048, (775) 727-7743