Certification Requirements - Provisional and Permanent

  1. Can experience be used to satisfy the internship/practicum requirement for Pupil Personnel certificates?

  2. How do I obtain my Permanent certification?

  3. I hold Provisional certificates in more than one title (i.e., School Attendance Teacher and School Counselor). Must I work for two years in each title area to meet the two-year experience requirement for a Permanent certificate?

  1. Can experience be used to satisfy the internship/practicum requirement for Pupil Personnel certificates?

    No.  The internship must be in a K-12 school setting under the supervision of a regionally accredited college or university having an approved program of preparation for the certificate in question.

  2. How do I obtain my Permanent certification?

    UseTEACH Online Services to apply. Pay the required fee and submit transcripts of any graduate study we do not already have on file.  If you are not a citizen, USCIS Permanent Residence status is a requirement for a Permanent certificate.  For more nformation, go to the Citizenship Requirement page. 

  3. I hold Provisional certificates in more than one title (i.e., School Attendance Teacher and School Counselor). Must I work for two years in each title area to meet the two-year experience requirement for a Permanent certificate?

    No. An individual holding a certificate in a pupil personnel service area may satisfy the two-year experience requirement with any two years of pupil personnel service experience. For instance, an individual holding both a school attendance teacher certificate and a school counselor certificate could satisfy the experience requirement for both certificates with two years of experience as a school counselor or two years of experience as a school attendance teacher or a combination of such experience totaling two years.

    Please note that service in one of the three certificate areas (classroom teaching, pupil personnel service, or administration/supervision) may not be used to satisfy the experience requirement in either of the other two areas. 

Last Updated: February 28, 2012