Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) Preparation Course

A Teachable course by Teachers College of San Joaquin


This course has 12 modules of information to prepare you for taking and passing the RICA in California. In addition to covering the 5 domains of the RICA, there are test taking tips and key strategies highlighted with demonstrations! Once you complete the course, you will have the option of purchasing one professional development unit from TCSJ!

Learning Outcomes

  • Foundational Reading Skills - This course covers everything from foundational reading skills, such as print awareness and book conventions, to vocabulary and comprehension.
  • Fluency - Each domain of the RICA is covered in depth so that you develop an understanding of how the RICA works and what you need to know.
  • Comprehension - To enhance comprehension, a study guide is provided that highlights key takeaways to know in order to pass the RICA.
About RICA


Course Only


1 PD Unit

Course + PDUs = $124

Course Dates:
Asynchronous, self-paced
Course Instructor:
Dr. Brandy Byers
We recommend that participants seek approval for salary advancement from appropriate district officials before purchasing professional development units.