Ethics Assessments

The Georgia Educator Ethics Assessments are designed to both teach and assess knowledge of the Georgia Code of Ethics for Educators and ethical skills to guide behaviors and decision making.

There are two different Educator Ethics Assessments:

  • The Georgia Educator Ethics Assessment (Test Code 360) is designed for beginning and currently practicing teachers.
  • The Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership Assessment (Test Code 380) is designed for educational leaders.
The following individuals must complete the Educator Ethics Assessment (Test Code 360):
  • Applicants for Pre-Service certificates.
  • Applicants for the Provisional teaching certificates.
  • Applicants for 1-Year and 5-Year Induction teaching certificates.
  • Applicants for conversion of Provisional or Induction Pathway 4 teaching certificate to a Professional certificate.
  • Applicants for an International Exchange certificate.
  • Applicants for an Initial 3-Year Permit.
  • Applicants for 5-Year Permit (if initial Permit was issued after 10/15/17).
  • Applicants for a Clearance certificate if certification is waived by the employing school district using a charter or strategic waiver.
Georgia educators who held professional Georgia certification prior to 2015 are not required to take the Educator Ethics Assessments to maintain certification.

The following individuals must complete the Ethics for Educational Leadership Assessment (Test Code 380):
  • All candidates admitted (enrolled and taking classes) to any GaPSC-approved Educational Leadership program on or after July 1, 2020.
    • Candidates, who completed this assessment for Educational Leadership – Tier I, do not have to complete it again for Educational Leadership Tier – II program admission
  • Applicants for Non-Renewable Educational Leadership – Tier I or Educational Leadership – Tier II certification.
  • All candidates completing any GaPSC-approved Educational Leadership program (non-tiered program or the tiered model) on or after July 1, 2016 must pass the assessment to earn certification in Educational Leadership.
    • Candidates, who pass this assessment for Educational Leadership Tier I certification, do not have to pass it again for Educational Leadership Tier II certification.
  • Applicants for Professional certification in Educational Leadership – Tier I or Educational Leadership – Tier II based on reciprocity.
For more information about the GACE Educator Ethics Assessments, please visit the GACE website.