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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, Administrative/ Supervisory, Letter Of Eligibility (LOE), Commission Qualification Letter (CQL)
Out-of-State – Program completed outside PA
Instructional, Educational Specialist, Administrative/Supervisory/LOE/CQL
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
Emergency Permits (Type 01, 04, 08)
​Emergency Permits (Type 06: day-to-day)
Endorsement $100
Instructional Add-On $200
Level II $200
MEQs/BEQs $100
Out-of-State Reactivation $75
Private Academic $175
Program Specialist $200
Public Librarian $0
Resource Specialist $100
TTP & TTP Conversion $200
Veteran's Preference
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.