Level III Teaching Assistant Certificate

This type of certificate is currently available for applicants and is within the Other School Service area of interest then selelct Teaching Assistant.

Level III Teaching Assistant Certificate


A certificate of this type is issued as the third-level certificate for teaching assistants, authorizing the holder to provide direct instructional services to students under the general supervision of a New York State certified teacher.


Continuously valid with completion of the required Continuing Teacher and Leader (CTLE) hours during every five year registration period. The five-year registration period begins when you registered as “Registered”.  Individuals that are issued their Teaching Assistant Level III certification starting 7/1/2016 and thereafter, will be automatically registered for their initial five-year registration period. The registration period will begin the first day of the month when the certification was issued until the end of the month prior to their birth month in the 5th year.

Registered holders of Level III teaching assistant certificates are required to successfully complete 100 clock hours of acceptable CTLE during the registration period if they practice 90 days or more in a single applicable school district, board of cooperative educational services (BOCES) or nonpublic school that is providing instruction pursuant to Education Law §3204(2) located in New York State.

Application Fee


Paper Certificate Printed?

Yes, certificate will be mailed to the address on file in TEACH.










Last Updated: December 26, 2017