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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

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Effective October 1, 2016, the cost for in-state applicants will be $46.90. The cost for out-of-state applicants will be $54.90.9/7/20169/7/2017
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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
  
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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. 06
  
Basic skills assessments07
  
Praxis II tests08
  
Online payment09
  
Current Educator Certification Administrative Code Chapters10
  
  
  
  
  
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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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Cooperative Education Coordination3
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Career and Technical Education to Professional Educator Certificate3
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Business and Industry to Educational Administrator Certificate4
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Interim Employment Certificate4
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Preliminary Certificate4
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Preliminary Certificate Through Exception4
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Provisional Certificate in a Career and Technical Teaching Field4
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Provisional Certificate in Library Media or School Counseling4
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Provisional Certificate in a Teaching Field4
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Professional Following a Provisional 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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Information for Adjunct Instructors in academic and career and technical education courses in Alabama's K-12 schools. 6
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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-Language Pathology Temporary6
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Speech Language Pathology Assistant 6
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Speech-Language Pathology Professional tabbed page.6
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Substitute6
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