Certification Information

Certification from Start to Finish

New York State teachers, administrators, and pupil personnel service providers are required to hold a New York State certificate in order to be employed in the State’s public schools. The certificates are issued by the Office of Teaching Initiatives, and certify that an individual has met required degree, coursework, assessment, and experience requirements. Certificates are issued in a number of titles in three major categories: classroom teaching, administrative and supervisory, and pupil personnel service (e.g., school counselor, psychologist, social worker).

To view certification requirements, please click the link for your respective program on the left sidebar.

For further information on candidate performance data click here.

Please see NYSTCE School Leadership Assessments Test Schedule for the full SLA test schedule.