Professional Learning

Become an AP Reader

Join us for what many educators describe as the best professional development ever.

Why Become an AP Reader?

Gain an in-depth understanding of the AP Exam so you can better assess your own students’ work.

Join 20,000+ 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 Reading Sites or at Home

All AP subjects offer scoring opportunities at reading sites and at home.

Get Compensated

AP readers are compensated at a rate of $30 per hour for their work during the AP Reading. On-site readers get reimbursed for travel expenses.

What AP Readers Are Saying

You’ll Enjoy the AP Reading Experience

97% of AP readers say they had a positive experience. 

You’ll Bring New Ideas to Your Classroom

98% of high school teachers and college faculty say that the AP Reading has had a positive impact on their teaching.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted year-round, but spots are limited. Invitations are sent February through May. Find all you need to know about applicant requirements and documentation here.

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Who Can Be an AP Reader?

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College Faculty

AP readers from colleges and universities must be active faculty members or graduate students who have taught at least one semester of a comparable AP course within the past three years. 

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High School Teachers

All AP course authorized high school teachers who are currently teaching their AP subjects are welcome to apply, regardless of years of experience.

2024 AP Reading Schedule

For 2024, AP readers will score student responses at AP Reading sites and from home. All scoring will be done via computer.