Pennsylvania considers the
education of its children to be among the highest priorities of state
government and has dedicated many resources toward that end.
In this section, you will find
information for those in various stages of certification. Those seeking
certification are directed to the Pennsylvania Certification; Certification
Frequently Asked Questions; and Certification Testing sections. When applying
for certification, visit the Certification Fees and Forms section then apply
online using the TIMS link. Staffing guidelines and policies are a resource for
employing and properly utilizing certified staff. Finally, the Notice of
Education Discipline Actions is available to check on disciplinary actions
taken against Pennsylvania certified educators.
You can reach the Bureau of School Leadership
and Teacher Quality at
717-PA-TEACH (728-3224) or 717-787-3356 or by clicking Chat with certification staff.
are available for Phone and Chat on:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 AM to
Tuesday 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
If you do not have time to wait or have a
question outside of these hours, submit a Help Desk ticket and we will respond
via email within 24-48 hours.