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Teacher Information Management System (TIMS)

Welcome to TIMS, the online certification system. This system is a one-stop shop for educators to submit a certification application, update contact information, and numerous other services.  

Current processing time: approximately 8 weeks (once your application reaches "awaiting evaluation" status).

Using TIMS For The First Time

Are you a first-time TIMS user? Review our Help With TIMS page before using the system. You can also watch this brief YouTube video to learn how to complete your certification in TIMS.

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

Login To TIMS

Have you already logged in to TIMS for the first time and created an account? Visit this page to log back in to TIMS.

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

Get Help With TIMS

If you experience issues logging in to TIMS, please call the IT Help Desk: 717-783-1087.

View answers to frequently asked questions about TIMS.

If you have questions about the application process in TIMS or experience an issue while submitting your application, please send a detailed email to ra-edcertquestions@pa.gov. Include a screenshot and/or the error message.

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

Search Educator Certification

Visit the search section of TIMS to find educator certification information, which includes Public Librarians and Certificates of Preliminary Education (CPE) for Funeral Directors and Nursing School Candidates.