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CSPG 11 - Personal Information Changes for Certificate Holders

Modified: June 15, 2023

General Policies

It is the responsibility of each certified individual to inform the Pennsylvania Department of Education's Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality and their employer of any demographic and personal information changes related to educators' name, social security number, address, email address, telephone number, or citizenship status.

  1. Application Procedure for Name, Social Security Number, and Citizenship Status Changes
    Requests are submitted via an online application using the Teacher Information Management System (TIMS).
    • No fee is required.
    • To apply, click on Profile Change Application on the TIMS dashboard, then select the type (Name, SSN, Citizenship) from the drop-down menu.
    • Upload or mail the required proof documentation (see below) with your TIMS coversheet:
To Change:Submit one of the following proof documents:

Legal Name Change 


Name Correction
(Spelling correction, transposed name, incorrect information, etc.)

Copy of a marriage certificate; or
Copy of a divorce decree; or
Copy of social security card; or
Copy of a court order verifying the name change; or
Copy of a Certificate of Naturalization; or
Copy of notarized statement verifying the name change; or
Copy of your passport or passport card; or
Copy of your birth certificate; or
Copy of valid state ID

Social Security NumberCopy of your social security card
Citizenship Status

Copy of the front and back of your current visa; or
Copy of a Certificate of Naturalization

  1. Demographic Changes
    Click on View & Update My Profile on the TIMS dashboard to change your address, telephone number, email address and other demographic information.


24 P.S. §12-1212

This revision supersedes all earlier CSPGs carrying this number and/or addressing this subject.  Previous CSPG printing dates on this subject:  1/87, 7/04. 

Date of RevisionsMajor Changes to CSPG # 11
  • Reviewed and updated formatting.
  • Added additional proof document options.