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.
Mental Health Counseling Licensure
Graduates of a master's (or higher) degree in mental health counseling, determined by the Office of Professions, wishing to obtain a LMHC license, must visit the link below to begin the application process.