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Certification

The Pennsylvania Department of Education Division of Certification Services oversees educator certification within the commonwealth. All of the information and resources for becoming a certified educator in Pennsylvania are available via the navigation boxes below.

Current Processing times (once your application reaches "awaiting evaluation" status):

In State Level I Certificates - Less than 1 week Level II Certificates (Instructional & Ed Spec) - Less than 1 week
Out of State Level I Certificates (Instructional & Ed Spec) - 3-4 Weeks All Specialty Certificates Other than In State/Out of State Level I's - 3 Weeks
Add-On Certifications: Less than 1 week Emergency Certifications (All Types): 2 Weeks

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