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Certifications

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.
Certification Staff are available for Phone and Chat on:
Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
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.
 
 
Certification Application Fee Increase effective November 1, 2016 
 
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