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Administrative (principal, vocational administrative director), Supervisory or Superintendent

  1. Obtain all official transcripts (bachelors and beyond) in college-sealed, unopened envelopes. A bachelor’s degree from a nationally accredited college/university is a base requirement for certification. Transcripts will be used to verify:
    • Bachelor’s degree conferral
    • Graduate-level certification program completion
    • 3.0 program GPA
    • Practicum or field experience
        
  1. Obtain a copy of your state certificate/license comparable to the PA certificate you are seeking if held.

  2. Obtain a completed Education Preparation Program Verification Form, PDE338A as proof of completion of a state approved graduate level certification preparation program.

  3. Obtain proof of the required experience by having the Verification of Experience Form PDE338V completed by your current/previous employers. Submit one form for each employer as proof of completion of required experience. Pennsylvania public school experience will be verified electronically through TIMS, PA’s online certification application system.

  4. Confirm that the required content area test score has been reported to PDE directly from the test administrator. For test information, refer to the Certification Test and Score Requirements spreadsheet.
    • A test taken for another state can be accepted ONLY if it is the exact test required in PA. You must meet the PA qualifying score.
  1. Complete and submit the application in TIMS.
    • All applicants must apply for the appropriate credential type.
      • Supervisory 76 (all Supervisory)
      • Administrative I 75 (Principal PK-12)
      • Administrative 78 (Vocational Administrative Director)
      • Letter of Eligibility 90 (Superintendent, IU Executive Director)
    • After completing the payment selection and successfully SUBMITTING your application in TIMS, you will be provided a link to the application cover sheet. Include the cover sheet with all required documents and mail to the address indicated on the cover sheet.
    • All certification requirements including testing should be met for all subject areas applied for before submitting the required documentation for review
    • Electronic payment (see Certification Fees) accepted in TIMS.