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Certification Rules

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As of January 15, 2014

General Rules and Procedures
Effective
505-2-.01 GEORGIA EDUCATOR CERTIFICATION Dec 15, 2010
505-2-.02 CLASSIFICATION - CATEGORY, TITLE, TYPE, FIELD, LEVEL Jun 15, 2013
505-2-.03 CLEAR RENEWABLE CERTIFICATE Dec 15, 2010
505-2-.04 ADVANCED DEGREE ALTERNATIVE CERTIFICATE May 15, 2009
505-2-.05 INTERN CERTIFICATE May 15, 2009
505-2-.06 NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE Dec 15, 2010
505-2-.07 WAIVER CERTIFICATE Jul 15, 2010
505-2-.08 INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CERTIFICATE Jul 15, 2009
505-2-.09 LIFE AND PERFORMANCE BASED CERTIFICATE Jul 15, 2010
505-2-.10 PERMIT Oct 15, 2013
505-2-.11 PARAPROFESSIONALS Jan 15, 2011
505-2-.12 ENDORSEMENTS Jan 15, 2010
505-2-.13 SUPPORT PERSONNEL LICENSE Mar 15, 2009
505-2-.14 NON-INSTRUCTIONAL AIDE Sep 15, 2008
505-2-.15 CERTIFICATION BY INTERSTATE RECIPROCITY Jun 15, 2011
505-2-.16 CERTIFICATION BY STATE-APPROVED PROGRAMS Dec 15, 2010
505-2-.17 CERTIFICATION BY EVALUATION Mar 15, 2004
505-2-.18 GENERAL PROCEDURES FOR CERTIFICATION APPLICATION Jul 15, 2007
505-2-.19 CERTIFICATION FEES Mar 15, 2006
505-2-.20 SPECIAL GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS Oct 15, 2011
505-2-.21 EVALUATION OF CREDIT EARNED OUTSIDE OF THE U.S. Mar 15, 2009
505-2-.22 PSC-ACCEPTED ACCREDITATION; VALIDATION OF NON-ACCREDITED DEGREES Mar 15, 2004
505-2-.23 VALIDITY PERIODS AND DATING OF CERTIFICATES Mar 15, 2004
505-2-.24 STANDARD RENEWAL CREDIT Dec 15, 2010
505-2-.25 ADD A FIELD TO AN EXISTING CERTIFICATE Jun 15, 2013
505-2-.26 IN-FIELD ASSIGNMENTS Sep 15, 2008
505-2-.27 CORE ACADEMIC CERTIFICATE May 15, 2009
505-2-.28 CLINICAL PRACTICE CERTIFICATE May 15, 2009
505-2-.29 ONE YEAR SUPERVISED PRACTICUM CERTIFICATE May 15, 2009
505-2-.30 NON-RENEWABLE NON-PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE Jul 15, 2010
505-2-.31 CORRECTION OF CERTIFICATES Mar 15, 2004
505-2-.32 APPEALS Jan 15, 2013
505-2-.33 PRIVACY OF INFORMATION Mar 15, 2004
505-2-.34 REFERRAL TO EDUCATOR ETHICS DIVISION Mar 15, 2004
505-2-.35 CERTIFICATE EXTENSION FOR ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY Jul 15, 2005
505-2-.36 SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS Nov 15, 2004
505-2-.37 EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION PURPOSES Jul 15, 2007
505-2-.38 VOLUNTARY DELETION OF CERTIFICATE FIELD Oct 15, 2011
505-2-.39 TECHNOLOGY/CAREER EDUCATION Oct 15, 2013
505-2-.40 ADJUNCT LICENSE Jan 15, 2014
505-2-.41 EDUCATOR CERTIFICATE UPGRADES Dec 15, 2010
505-2-.42 CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE Dec 15, 2010
505-2-.43 EDUCATIONAL INTERPRETER LICENSE Jun 15, 2013
505-2-.44 GEORGIA EDUCATOR ASSESSMENT Jun 15, 2013
505-2-.45 - .49 RESERVED ---------------

Teaching Field Rules
Effective Date
505-2-.50 AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION May 15, 2009
505-2-.51 ART EDUCATION May 15, 2009
505-2-.52 BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE May 15, 2009
505-2-.53 BIOLOGY May 15, 2009
505-2-.54 BUSINESS EDUCATION May 15, 2009
505-2-.55 CHEMISTRY May 15, 2009
505-2-.56 RESERVED ---------------
505-2-.57 DANCE May 15, 2009
505-2-.58 DRAMA May 15, 2009
505-2-.59 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION May 15, 2009
505-2-.60 EARTH/SPACE SCIENCE May 15, 2009
505-2-.61 ECONOMICS May 15, 2009
505-2-.62 ENGLISH May 15, 2009
505-2-.63 ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (P-12) May 15, 2009
505-2-.64 FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES EDUCATION May 15, 2009
505-2-.65 RESERVED ---------------
505-2-.66 GEOGRAPHY May 15, 2009
505-2-.67 - .68 RESERVED ---------------
505-2-.69 HEALTH EDUCATION May 15, 2009
505-2-.70 HEALTHCARE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION (HSTE) Jul 15, 2009
505-2-.71 HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION May 15, 2009
505-2-.72 - .73 RESERVED ---------------
505-2-.74 HISTORY May 15, 2009
505-2-.75 - .80 RESERVED ---------------
505-2-.81 MARKETING EDUCATION May 15, 2009
505-2-.82 MATHEMATICS May 15, 2009
505-2-.83 RESERVED ---------------
505-2-.84 MIDDLE GRADES May 15, 2009
505-2-.85 MUSIC May 15, 2009
505-2-.86 RESERVED ---------------
505-2-.87 PHYSICS May 15, 2009
505-2-.88 POLITICAL SCIENCE May 15, 2009
505-2-.89 READING May 15, 2009
505-2-.90 RESERVED ---------------
505-2-.91 SCIENCE May 15, 2009
505-2-.92 - .93 RESERVED ---------------
505-2-.94 SPEECH EDUCATION May 15, 2009
505-2-.95 TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION May 15, 2009
505-2-.96 TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Oct 15, 2013
505-2-.97 VOCATIONAL EDUCATION May 15, 2009
505-2-.98- .102 RESERVED ---------------
505-2-.103 SPECIAL EDUCATION ACADEMIC CONTENT CONCENTRATIONS Mar 15, 2006
505-2-.104 SPECIAL EDUCATION ADAPTED CURRICULUM (P-12) May 15, 2009
505-2-.105 SPECIAL EDUCATION BEHAVIOR DISORDERS (P-12) May 15, 2009
505-2-.106 SPECIAL EDUCATION DEAF EDUCATION (P-12) May 15, 2009
505-2-.107 SPECIAL EDUCATION GENERAL CURRICULUM (P-12) May 15, 2009
505-2-.108 SPECIAL EDUCATION GENERAL CURRICULUM / EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (P-5) Oct 1, 2009
505-2-.109 SPECIAL EDUCATION LEARNING DISABILITIES (P-12) May 15, 2009
505-2-.110 SPECIAL EDUCATION PHYSICAL AND HEALTH DISABILITIES (P-12) May 15, 2009
505-2-.111 SPECIAL EDUCATION PRESCHOOL (AGES 3-5) May 15, 2009
505-2-.112 SPECIAL EDUCATION VISUAL IMPAIRMENT (P-12) May 15, 2009
505-2-.113 - .115 RESERVED ---------------
505-2-.116 BIRTH THROUGH KINDERGARTEN CERTIFICATE Jan 15, 2012
505-2-.117 GIFTED CERTIFICATE (P-12) May 15, 2006
505-2-.118 - .124 RESERVED ---------------
505-2-.125 FOREIGN LANGUAGE, AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE May 15, 2009
505-2-.126 FOREIGN LANGUAGE, ARABIC May 15, 2009
505-2-.127 FOREIGN LANGUAGE, CHINESE (MANDARIN) May 15, 2009
505-2-.128 FOREIGN LANGUAGE, FRENCH May 15, 2009
505-2-.129 FOREIGN LANGUAGE, GERMAN May 15, 2009
505-2-.130 FOREIGN LANGUAGE, GREEK (CLASSICAL) May 15, 2009
505-2-.131 FOREIGN LANGUAGE, HEBREW May 15, 2009
505-2-.132 FOREIGN LANGUAGE, ITALIAN May 15, 2009
505-2-.133 FOREIGN LANGUAGE, JAPANESE May 15, 2009
505-2-.134 FOREIGN LANGUAGE, KOREAN May 15, 2009
505-2-.135 FOREIGN LANGUAGE, LATIN May 15, 2009
505-2-.136 FOREIGN LANGUAGE, PORTUGUESE May 15, 2009
505-2-.137 FOREIGN LANGUAGE, RUSSIAN May 15, 2009
505-2-.138 FOREIGN LANGUAGE, SPANISH May 15, 2009
505-2-.139 FOREIGN LANGUAGE, SWAHILI May 15, 2009
505-2-.140 FOREIGN LANGUAGE, FARSI May 15, 2009
505-2-.141 FOREIGN LANGUAGE, HINDI May 15, 2009
505-2-.142 FOREIGN LANGUAGE, URDU May 15, 2009
505-2-.143 FOREIGN LANGUAGE, TURKISH May 15, 2009
505-2-.150 TEACHING ENDORSEMENTS Jan 15, 2011
505-2-.151 BIRTH THROUGH FIVE ENDORSEMENT Jul 15, 2007
505-2-.152 CAREER EXPLORATION ENDORSEMENT (PECE) Nov 15, 2004
505-2-.153 COORDINATED CAREER ACADEMIC EDUCATION ENDORSEMENT (CCAE) Mar 15, 2009
505-2-.154 WORK-BASED LEARNING ENDORSEMENT Mar 15, 2009
505-2-.155 K-5 MATHEMATICS ENDORSEMENT Jan 15, 2010
505-2-.156 K-5 SCIENCE ENDORSEMENT Jan 15, 2010
505-2-.157 ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL) ENDORSEMENT Mar 15, 2009
505-2-.158 GIFTED IN-FIELD ENDORSEMENT Nov 15, 2004
505-2-.159 COACHING ENDORSEMENT Jan 15, 2011
505-2-.160 INTERVENTION SPECIALIST ENDORSEMENT Nov 15, 2004
505-2-.161 MIDDLE GRADES ENDORSEMENT Nov 15, 2004
505-2-.162 ONLINE TEACHING ENDORSEMENT Dec 15, 2006
505-2-.163 READING ENDORSEMENT Dec 15, 2006
505-2-.164 CAREER TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION ENDORSEMENT (CTI) Mar 15, 2009
505-2-.165 SAFETY AND DRIVER EDUCATION ENDORSEMENT Dec 15, 2006
505-2-.166 COMPUTER SCIENCE ENDORSEMENT May 15, 2009
505-2-.167 CULINARY ARTS ENDORSEMENT Dec 15, 2007
505-2-.168 - .169 RESERVED ---------------
505-2-.170 SPECIAL EDUCATION DEAF EDUCATION ENDORSEMENT Oct 15, 2008
505-2-.171 SPECIAL EDUCATION PHYSICAL AND HEALTH DISABILITIES ENDORSEMENT Oct 15, 2008
505-2-.172 SPECIAL EDUCATION PRESCHOOL (AGES 3-5) ENDORSEMENT Mar 15, 2006
505-2-.173 SPECIAL EDUCATION TRANSITION SPECIALIST ENDORSEMENT Nov 15, 2004
505-2-.174 SPECIAL EDUCATION VISUAL IMPAIRMENT ENDORSEMENT Oct 15, 2008
505-2-.175 - .199 RESERVED ---------------

Service Field Rules
Effective Date
505-2-.200 AUDIOLOGY Oct 15, 2012
505-2-.201 MEDIA SPECIALIST Oct 15, 2012
505-2-.202 SCHOOL COUNSELING Oct 15, 2012
505-2-.203 SCHOOL NUTRITION DIRECTOR Oct 15, 2012
505-2-.204 SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY Oct 15, 2012
505-2-.205 SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK Oct 15, 2012
505-2-.206 SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY Oct 15, 2012
505-2-.207 RESERVED ---------------
505-2-.208 INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY Oct 15, 2011
505-2-.209 TEACHER LEADERSHIP Oct 15, 2011
505-2-.210 CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION CERTIFICATE Jan 15, 2012
505-2-.211 - .249 RESERVED ---------------
505-2-.250 SERVICE ENDORSEMENTS Jan 15, 2011
505-2-.251 TEACHER SUPPORT SPECIALIST ENDORSEMENT Nov 15, 2004
505-2-.252 STUDENT SUPPORT TEAM (SST) COORDINATOR ENDORSEMENT Oct 15, 2011
505-2-.253 - .299 RESERVED ---------------

Leadership Field Rules
Effective Date
505-2-.300 EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP Jan 15, 2012
505-2-.301 - .349 RESERVED ---------------
505-2-.350 LEADERSHIP ENDORSEMENTS Jan 15, 2011
505-2-.351 TEACHER LEADER ENDORSEMENTS Jan 15, 2011