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Application Fees

Application Type Fee
In-State – Program completed through a PA Approved Provider
Instructional, Career and Technical, Intern
Educational Specialist
Letter Of Eligibility (LOE)
Commission Qualification Letter (CQL)
Out-of-State – Program completed outside PA
Educational Specialist
Act 48 Extension Request$0
Certificate of Preliminary Education (Nurse, Funeral Director)$50
Charter School Teacher Designation (for HQT purposes only)$0
Deletion of Certificate Area$75
Emergency Permits
Type 01, 04, 08
Type 06 (day-to-day)

Instructional Add-On$200
Level II$200
Out-of-State Reactivation$75
Private Academic$175
Program Specialist $200
Public Librarian$0
Resource Specialist$100
TTP & TTP Conversion$200
Veteran's Preference$35
Voluntary Inactivation/Removal$75

Application fees are non-refundable. The fee will be retained by the Commonwealth whether or not the transaction results in the issuance of a certificate.

Payment may be made:

  • Online via credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card) through the Teacher Information Management System (TIMS) or,
  • By mailing to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) a U.S. money order for the appropriate fee made payable to the "Commonwealth of Pennsylvania," along with the coversheet printed at the end of the TIMS application process.