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TIMS - For Personal Users

Welcome to TIMS, Pennsylvania's online certification system – a one-stop shop for individuals who need to apply for teacher certification, access their personal TIMS dashboard, view and update personal information, print a copy of their teaching certificate, and do additional functions as a current or future educator.  

Current processing time: approximately six weeks (once your application reaches "awaiting evaluation" status).

NOTE: TIMS may be unavailable on Fridays from 7:30 AM to 8 AM due to technical updates and servicing.

Login

We highly recommend using Internet Explorer or Firefox to access TIMS. Chrome and Safari users experience technical difficulties, which includes payment processing issues.

Are you a first-time TIMS user? Please review this step-by-step guide before logging in. You can also watch this brief YouTube video to learn how to complete your certification in TIMS. We offer a variety of user guides to assist you, too.

Visit this page to login to TIMS.

Help

View answers to frequently asked questions about TIMS.

Visit our TIMS User Guides page for help accessing and navigating TIMS.

If you experience issues logging in to TIMS, please call the IT Help Desk: 717-783-1087.

If you have questions about the application process in TIMS, or you experience an issue while submitting your application, please send a detailed email to ra-edcertquestions@pa.gov. Include a screenshot and/or the error message.

Search

Visit the search section of TIMS to find educator certification information, which includes Public Librarians and Certificates of Preliminary Education (CPE) for Funeral Directors and Nursing School Candidates.