Become an AP Reader

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Why Become an AP Reader

Gain an in-depth understanding of the expectations of the AP Exam. Use that knowledge to accurately assess your own students' work.

Join 15,000 Educators

Exchange ideas and experiences with a global network of teachers, faculty, and AP Development Committee members.

Earn CEU Credits

Earn professional development hours and Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Score from Home

Online Distributed Scoring opportunities are available in Computer Science Principles, European History, French Language and Culture, Research, Seminar, Spanish Language and Culture, U.S. History, and World History. Apply today.

Get Compensated

All Readers receive compensation for their work during the Reading. Expenses, lodging, and meals are covered for Readers who travel.


How to Apply

Complete the application to become an AP Reader. Applications are accepted year-round, but spots are limited. Invitations are sent January through May. Check out FAQs for more information.

Apply for Onsite Reading

Apply for Online Reading

Who can be an AP Reader?

College Faculty

AP Readers from colleges and universities must be active faculty members and have taught at least one semester of a comparable AP course — as described in the AP Course Description — within the past three years.

High School Teachers

Must currently teach the AP course in a classroom and have at least three years of experience doing so. Two exceptions apply: Teachers of a new AP course who demonstrate appropriate expertise or online AP course teachers who also have experience teaching the course in a classroom for at least three years.


Dates & Locations

2018 AP Reading Schedule and Sites

Reading Sites Session 1 Session 2
FL – Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL 6/3 - 6/9 6/12 - 6/18
MO – Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, MO 6/2 - 6/8 6/11 - 6/17
OH – Duke Energy Center, Cincinnati, OH 6/2 - 6/8 6/12 - 6/18
UT – Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT 6/3 - 6/9  

Please note: Schedule is subject to change. Online Readers in subjects with distributed questions will score from home or office during the scheduled dates noted above.