Certificates of Preliminary Education
Certificates of Preliminary Education (CPE) are issued in the following areas:
- Funeral Director verifying 60 liberal arts credits required for individuals entering a funeral director program.
- CPE Nursing Program-Foreign Education verifying a high school diploma earned in a foreign country required for individuals entering a Pennsylvania nursing program.
- CPE Nursing Program-Out of State GED verifying a high school GED earned out of state required for individuals entering a Pennsylvania nursing program.
Applications for Certificates of Preliminary Education must be submitted through the Teacher Information Management System (TIMS)
. Only one certification area may be selected per application. If more areas of certification are requested, a separate application must be completed for each area of certification.