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Your Questions – Answered.

Answers to the questions we get asked the most about certification in Pennsylvania are below.

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​I want to teach in Pennsylvania – what do I do?

​I have a degree and need to get certified to teach – what do I do?

​I’m already certified to teach – what do I do?

​How do I submit my application to become certified?

​What is TIMS?

​What’s the status of my application?

​Help – I can’t login to TIMS!

​How do I update something in TIMS?

​I need information on Level II certification – where do I go?

​How do I get my administrative/supervisory certification?

How do I keep my teaching certificate active/how do I reactivate an inactive certificate?

How do I get an emergency teaching permit?

Where do I find information on certification fees I need to pay?

​Where can I find the forms I need to fill out?

​I want to be a substitute teacher in Pennsylvania – what do I do?

​I still need help.