Certification

Emergency COVID-19 Extension Requirements

The requirements for the Emergency COVID-19 certificate are listed below and are also available on the Search Certification Requirements webpage.

  • Emergency COVID-19 Extension Application. Candidates must apply for the Emergency COVID-19 extension, in the title of the non-emergency extension or annotation sought (e.g., Bilingual Education), on or before September 1, 2020.
  • Non-Emergency Extension Application. Candidates must apply for one of the following extensions or annotations on or before September 1, 2020: American Sign Language extension, Bilingual Education extension, Coordinator of Work-Based Learning Programs for Career Awareness extension, Coordinator of Work-Based Learning Programs for Career Development extension, Grade Level Extensions to Teach Students with Disabilities, Gifted Education extension, Language Other Than English – Early Childhood Education and Childhood Education Extension, Severe or Multiple Disabilities annotation, Specific Subject in a Special Class in Grades 7-12 Limited Extension, Subject in Grades 5-6 or 7-9 Extension, Subject in Grades 5-9 or 7-12 for Students with Disabilities extension, or Supplementary Bilingual Education extension.
    • If candidates only have a disapproved or withdrawn application for the non-emergency extension or annotation sought on file (e.g., Bilingual Education extension), they must submit a new application and fee for the non-emergency extension or annotation as one of the requirements for the Emergency COVID-19 extension.
  • Non-Emergency Extension Requirements. The requirements for the non-emergency extension or annotation sought, including any exam requirements, are listed below and available through the Search Certification Requirements webpage.
  • Candidates must meet ONE of the following requirements, based on extension/annotation title and base certificate.

    • For extension titles that require exam(s) and candidates who hold an appropriate valid Initial, Professional, Permanent base certificate, they must meet all requirements for the non-emergency extension in this title, other than the exam requirement(s), on or before 9/1/2020;
    • OR

    • For extension titles that require exam(s) and candidates who hold an appropriate valid Emergency COVID-19 base certificate, they must meet all requirements for the non-emergency extension in this title, other than the exam requirement(s) and/or base certificate requirement, on or before 9/1/2020;
    • OR

    • For extension/annotation titles that do not require exam(s) and candidates who hold an appropriate valid Emergency COVID-19 base certificate, they must meet all requirements for the non-emergency extension or annotation in this title, other than the base certificate requirement, on or before 9/1/2020.

    The following extension titles require an exam: Bilingual Education extension, Gifted Education extension, Subject in Grades 7-9 extension, and Subject in Grades 5-9 or 7-12 for Students with Disabilities extension.

    The following extension and annotation titles do not require an exam: American Sign Language extension, Coordinator of Work-Based Learning Programs for Career Awareness extension, Coordinator of Work-Based Learning Programs for Career Development extension, Grade Level Extensions to Teach Students with Disabilities, Language Other Than English – Early Childhood Education and Childhood Education Extension, Severe or Multiple Disabilities annotation, Specific Subject in a Special Class in Grades 7-12 Limited Extension, Subject in Grades 5-6 extension, and Supplementary Bilingual Education extension.

    For the Emergency COVID-19 American Sign Language extension and the Emergency COVID-19 Specific Subject in a Special Class in Grades 7-12 Limited Extension, candidates must hold an appropriate valid Emergency COVID-19 base certificate and must meet all requirements for the non-emergency extension, other than the base certificate requirement, on or before 9/1/2020.

  • Workshops. All candidates must complete the following workshops: Child Abuse Identification and Reporting, School Violence Intervention and Prevention, and Dignity for All Students Act. Candidates who are applying for a special education certificate must also complete the Autism workshop.
  • Fingerprinting. Candidates must complete the fingerprint clearance.
Last Updated: June 12, 2020