Supplementary Certificate

This type of certificate is currently available for applicants and is within the Classroom Teachers area of interest.

Supplementary Certificate


A certificate of this type is issued to New York State certified classroom teachers to enable them to teach in a different subject area where a shortage exists. The district/employer must submit a recommendation in TEACH.


Valid for five years while completing requirements for the Initial or Professional certificate in the new subject area. Supplementary certificates issued prior to May 2017 were valid for three years.

Leads to

Initial Certificate, Professional Certificate

Application Fee


Paper Certificate Printed?

No, verify this certification in the TEACH System.










Last Updated: November 24, 2017