Help With TIMS
TIMS may be unavailable on Fridays from 7:30 AM to 8 AM for technical updates and servicing.
Current processing time: approximately 8 weeks (once your application reaches "awaiting evaluation" status).
We highly recommend using Internet Explorer or Firefox to access TIMS. Chrome and Safari users experience technical difficulties, which includes payment processing issues.
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 experience an issue while submitting your application, please send a detailed email to
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Information For Applicants
Are you a first-time TIMS user?
Watch this brief YouTube video to learn how to complete your certification in TIMS.
We offer the following user guides:
Submitting an Application
- All educator certification applications
- Certificate of Preliminary Education (Funeral Director, nursing)
- Public Librarian Certificate
Submitting an Application That Requires Work Experience
Submitting an Emergency Permit Request (only if directed by a public school entity)
Printing your Certificate
Obtaining A Frameable Certificate
Changing Your Name/Citizenship Status/Social Security Number
Removal Voluntary Inactive
Information For Educational Entities (PreK to 12)
We offer the following user guides for School Districts, Charter Schools, Career and Technology Centers, and Approved Private Schools:
Emergency Permit User Guide
Emergency Permit Webinar (YouTube)
Emergency Permit Webinar (PowerPoint)
Coming Soon - Work Affirmation User Guide