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. In our most recent survey, 93% of AP readers said they had a positive experience.

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

Scoring is done at reading sites for all AP subjects, with many subjects also offering at-home scoring opportunities.

Get Compensated

All readers receive compensation for their work during the AP Reading.

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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.

Who Can Be an AP Reader?

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. 

High School Teachers

AP readers from high schools must be AP course authorized and currently teaching, with at least two years of experience teaching the course. Exception: teachers of a new AP course who demonstrate appropriate expertise.

2023 AP Reading Schedule

For 2023, AP readers will score student responses at AP reading sites. At-home scoring opportunities will be available for most subjects. All scoring will be done via computer.