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 Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) 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?

    Please Note: Permnanet Certificates are No Longer Available in Classroom Teaching titiles.

    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 onePupil Personnel Services (PPS) 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 two years of pupil personnel service experience, which was earned under any valid PPS certificate. 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.

Last Updated: May 15, 2015