Military Service Members Certification Program
Departments of Education, and Military and Veterans Affairs announced a policy
change to allow active duty military members, veterans, and the spouses or
surviving spouses of active duty military member or veterans to receive
preferential application handling and a reduced application fee when applying
for any educator certification.
order to qualify a veteran is an individual who served at least 180 days of active duty, other than
for training, or was discharged after serving 30 days due to a
service-connected disability in the US Armed Forces and was discharged or
released from active duty under honorable conditions. Honorable
conditions includes Honorable and General Under Honorable discharges.
must meet Pennsylvania certification requirements to receive a license.
veteran and spouse applicants can apply for the desired certification using the
Information Management System, TIMS.
Send in any
required proof documents listed on the coversheet and your proof of service document(s):
members – photocopy of military orders assigning duty station
spouse – photocopy of military orders assigning duty station and a photocopy of
your marriage license
Veterans – photocopy
of DD form 214 with Discharge under Circumstances other than Dishonorable
spouse/surviving spouse – photocopy of DD form 214 with Discharge under
Circumstances other than Dishonorable and a photocopy of your marriage license
Select the money
order option. Send a money order in the amount of $35 with the TIMS
took effect in May 2016.
Rep. Pam DeLissio
(D-Philadelphia/Montgomery), is working with Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill to lead
a bipartisan effort to codify the new policy in law.
General Tony Carrelli discusses House Bill 2078 and what it means for military
service members and their families.
House Bill 2078 was passed by the House Education Committee Monday morning. A veteran’s spouse and teacher speaks to the importance of the legislation.