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PPID is issued by logging into the TIMS
portal and setting up a profile.
After your profile is set up, your PPID is located on your TIMS personal
AFTER you pay and submit your application in TIMS, you will be provided the link to print your application cover sheet. An application in "incomplete" status is a started application, not a submitted application. The cover sheet provides complete instruction on submitting your documents to PDE. Completed forms may be uploaded directly to the application. Do NOT upload documents under an incorrect heading. Documents that cannot be uploaded or submitted electronically must be submitted to PDE through the mail with the application cover sheet.
Yes. Your application remains as incomplete until
you complete the application, choose your method of payment, and hit
submit. You will then be provided a link
to the application cover sheet that includes complete instructions on
submitting your documents to PDE.
an upload option appears you can submit certain documents electronically. Do not upload documents under an incorrect heading. If you do not see an upload option, you must
submit your documents through the mail with the application cover sheet.
to print your application cover sheet is provided AFTER you choose your method
of payment and submit your application in TIMS.
If you already submitted your application, the cover sheet can be found
on your TIMS dashboard under “Applications in Process.”
is a category on your cover sheet that you can use if you have any supplemental
documentation to submit to PDE that is not typically requested. In most cases, there is nothing to submit if
this is the only category indicated on the cover sheet.
changes are submitted through TIMS by clicking on the button on your TIMS
dashboard “Application for Change in Profile.”
longer issues hard copies of your certificate.
You can print out an unofficial copy of your certificate from your TIMS
who is not currently employed by a Pennsylvania public school entity may
request a voluntary inactive certification status by submitting an application
online via TIMS. You may also request removal of voluntary
inactive status via TIMS.
not an auto-evaluate system. It lists
all tests required for the subject area you requested. The decision to determine if you qualify to
have any of the required tests waived is made at the time of the evaluation.
designed to only indicate the passing score for the tests. The decision to accept a score based on your
Grade Point Average (GPA) is a PDE policy and determined at the time of the