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Educator Certification

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​​​​​​​Educator Certification is responsible for ensuring that academic requirements for certification a​pproaches are met, background clearance requirements for professional and support staff are satisfied, and that all test requirements are met for issuance of certificates. This section also grants HQT status based on federal guidelines and provides information on acceptable professional development.         Contact u​s

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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16,451 applicants submitted fingerprint results in 2014.
  
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FAQs01
  
If you do not have a background in field of education the FAQs found here can help you with where to begin. 02
  
Background Clearance03
  
Here you can search for certificate, license, background clearance, and highly qualified teacher status. 04
  
Here you can find documents to: change your name and/or address, request a duplicate certificate, verify experience, verify citizenship status, request highly qualified teacher status, withdraw an application, etc. 05
  
Basic skills assessments06
  
Praxis II tests07
  
Online payment08
  
Current Educator Certification Administrative Code Chapters09
  
  
  
  
  
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Professional Leadership1
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Professional Educator1
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Career and Technical1
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Here you can find information and documents pertaining to gaining Alabama certification through certificate reciprocity. 2
  
Out of State Certificate Forms2
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FAQs2
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Complete the Certification Help Form2
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Additional Teaching Field3
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Conversion3
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Health Science3
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Technical Education3
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Temporary Certification3
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Alternative Baccalaureate Level Certificate4
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Career and Technical Alternative Baccalaureate Level Certificate4
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Special Alternative Certificate4
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Preliminary Certificate4
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Preliminary Certificate Through Exception4
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Professional Following an Alternative Certificate4
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Individuals who have completed an Alabama State-approved educator preparation program can find information and application documents here. 5
  
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FAQs5
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CACREP6
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Certification Based on Test6
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Driver and Traffic Safety Education6
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Emergency6
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Foreign Credentials6
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JROTC6
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National Board6
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National School Psychologist6
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Speech or Language Impairment6
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Speech Language Pathology Assistant 6
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Substitute6
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