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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) - 3 weeks
Out of State Level I Certificates (Instructional & Ed Spec) - less than 5 Weeks All Specialty Certificates Other than In State/Out of State Level I's - less than 4 Weeks
Add-On Certifications: Less than 2 week Emergency Certifications (All Types): less than 1  Week

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