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​CSPG 16 - Policies Pertaining to Certificates No Longer Issued

Modified: July 1, 2004

General Policies

Further information regarding the following certificates no longer issued can be obtained from the Bureau of Teacher Certification and Preparation.

Eligibility Requirements and Procedures

  1. The following certificates, which are no longer issued, remain in force subject to the provisions of the regulations under which issued or to applicable provisions of more recent law:
    • Normal School Diploma (Type 65 Permanent)
    • Permanent Standard (Type 70)
    • Permanent State Standard Limited (Type 71)
    • Permanent Equivalent (Type 75)
    • Trade and Industrial (Vocational) Coordinator (Types 26 and 27)
    • College Permanent (Type 80)
    • College Provisional (Types 11 and 60)*
      *The College Provisional certificate was initially valid for 3 years service upon issuance. It could be renewed one time for an additional 3 years of service after which it had to be converted to a College Permanent certificate. Under the regulations adopted by the State Board of Education in September 1980, the service validity of a provisional certificate was changed to 6 years. A holder of a provisional certificate who had not completed 3 years of service in Pennsylvania prior to September 1, 1980 automatically qualifies for the extended validity period (see CSPG 3).
    • Supervisory certificates (Types 81 and 82) with the following single endorsement areas remain in force:
      • agriculture
      • business
      • distributive education
      • home economics
      • trade and industrial education
      • vocational education (only for those fields of vocational education in which the holder also has a valid teaching certificate)

  2. The following certificates have lapsed under the terms and conditions of their issuance and are no longer valid:
    • Limited Special (Type 05)
    • Partial (Type 10)
    • Extension (Type 20)
    • Interim (Type 50)
    • Interim Standard (Type 35)
    • Vocational Interim (Type 36)
    • Normal School Certificates (Type 45)
    • Temporary and Temporary Standard (Type 25)
    • Professional Equivalent (Type 55)
    • Temporary Teaching Permit (Type 52)
    • Letter of Qualification (Type 53)

  3. Persons holding the following certificates should contact the Bureau for information:
    • State Standard Limited Certificate (Type 30)
    • Standard Certificate (Type 40)

  4. A person holding any type of certificate described in this CSPG:
    1. whose certificate has become invalid and
    2. who has earned a bachelor’s degree

may pursue current certification through the candidate evaluation process with the Bureau of Teacher Certification and Preparation.

Reference

24 P.S. §12-1210; 22 Pa. Code §49.11(a)

THIS REVISION SUPERSEDES ALL EARLIER CSPGS CARRYING THIS NUMBER AND/OR ADDRESSING THIS SUBJECT. PREVIOUS CSPG PRINTING DATES ON THIS SUBJECT: 3/75, 9/80, 1/87.