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Teachers, school administrators, service personnel, and paraprofessionals are required by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) to hold an appropriate certificate for the field, subject, grade level, or assignment. The GaPSC establishes regulations and procedures to evaluate the credentials of prospective teachers, as well as other professional employees in the district, to ensure they meet specified preparation standards and requirements.

Certification Resources

Information on eligibility, reciprocity, testing requirements, and certification applications can be accessed on the GaPSC  website or by contacting the GaPSC at:

  Georgia Professional Standards Commission 
       Certification Section
200 Piedmont Ave.
       Suite 1702, West Tower

  Atlanta, GA 30334-9032

  Phone: 404-232-2500 Metro Atlanta  
                     1-800-869-7775 Toll Free Outside the Metro Atlanta Area 

Email: [email protected]

Visit the Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators (GACE) testing website for more information about Georgia's state-approved educator certification assessment program.

Educators Moving to Georgia from out of state, can find information about the reciprocity requirements in Georgia on the GaPSC website.

To address the shortage of certified classroom teachers, and in accordance with the provisions of Georgia HB 1187, Clayton County Public Schools was approved by the GaPSC to offer a comprehensive Teacher Academy of Preparation and Pedagogy (TAPP) program that leads to teacher certification.