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TIMS Login Instructions for Personal Users

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

  1. Go to www.education.pa.gov 

  2. Hover over "Educators" in the upper horizontal navigation. 

  3. Select "Certification" from the drop-down menu.

    screenshot showing the Educators drop down menu - then selecting certification

  4. Select the green "TIMS Educator Online Certification System" box in the middle of the page

    screenshot showing certification webpage - selecte the TIMS Educator Online Certification System Link

  5. Determine if you are accessing TIMS as a PERSONAL USER or a PROVISONED USER.  Helpful Hint: Personal Users are generally applying for certification, accessing personal records, and printing personal certifications.

    screenshot of TIMS help page - select Personal User Link <

  6. This next section contains two valuable pieces of information. This first is the link to Login to TIMS.  Additionally, we include a Help and User Guide section to assist you step by step through your certification process.

    screenshot for TIMS Personal User Page and Login Box

  7. Select the "Login to TIMS" link to access the online application system. Please review the help resources available on this page prior to logging in for the first time.

    Scree shot of TIMS Login Information and Resources Page - Login to TIMS box to select

  8. After you have selected the login link, you'll be taken to a new screen, which is asks you to enter your username and password. If you need to register for a username and password, Click the ‘Create Keystone Login Account’ link.

    Helpful Hint: The login will only work if you access it from the original "TIMS – For Personal Users" landing page.

    screenshot of MyPDESuite login screen - select register link

  9. After registration, you will return to the login page to enter your Username and Password and select "Login." If you have problems with the login screen, your username, and/or passwords, contact the Help Desk: (877) 328-0995.

  10. The first time you login with your username and password, you will need to establish your TIMS profile

    screenshot of TIMS Registration page.

  11. You are now on your TIMS dashboard (aka the TIMS homepage).​

    Screenshot of TIMS dashboard