Permit

Permits are renewable certificates designed for individuals who qualify to teach in specific fields based on a combination of work experience, education, and assessment(s). Permits are issued in the following fields:
  • Foreign languages
  • Performing artists fields of art, dance, drama, or music
  • JROTC
  • CTAE Specializations
  • Superintendent
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Healthcare Science
Permit applicants must be employed by a Georgia LUA. The LUA must work with the applicant to create a Professional Learning Plan (PLP) detailing professional development that will be completed during the permit validity. Permits are valid for 3 years. Please see the sections below for the requirements for permits in different fields.

Foreign Language Fields

The qualifications for an initial permit in a foreign language field include:

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher;
  • English proficiency;
  • Employment by a Georgia LUA;
  • Passing score on the appropriate content assessment:
    • In fields for which both a GACE assessment and an ACTFL assessment are available, either is acceptable for issuance of a permit.
Requirements to extend the initial permit include:

Performing Artists: Art, Dance, Drama & Music

The qualifications for an initial permit in a performance art field include:

  • Minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalent;
  • Minimum of 3 years of occupational experience in the field requested;
  • Employment by a Georgia LUA.

Requirements to extend the initial permit include:

Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (JROTC)

The qualifications for an initial permit in JROTC include:

  • Minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalent;
  • Honorable retirement from a branch of the U.S. military;
  • Employment by a Georgia LUA.

Requirements to extend the initial permit include:

Superintendent

The Superintendent permit is issued to individuals from outside the traditional educational route who are selected to serve in the leadership role of Superintendent. Qualifications for the initial permit in this field include:

  • A master’s degree or higher;
  • Employment by a Georgia LUA;
  • Minimum of 3 years of business, management, leadership and/or instructional experience acceptable to the employing LUA.

Requirements to extend the initial permit include:

Career and Technical Specializations

An initial permit may be issued in one of the Career and Technical Specializations (See GaPSC Rule 505-2-.90 CAREER AND TECHNICAL SPECIALIZATIONS) to individuals who meet the entry requirements outlined in the rule for the specific specialization, to include at least 2 years of occupational experience in the field.

  • A master’s degree or higher;
  • Employment by a Georgia LUA;
  • Minimum of 3 years of business, management, leadership and/or instructional experience acceptable to the employing LUA.

Requirements to extend the initial permit include:

Engineering and Technology

The qualifications for an initial permit in Engineering and Technology include:

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution;
  • Employment by a Georgia LUA;

Requirements to extend the initial permit include:

Healthcare Science

The qualification for an initial permit in Healthcare Science include:

  • Hold an associate’s degree or higher in a healthcare-related field;
  • Hold a current healthcare professional license, registration, or certification that relates to the healthcare field and has been issued by an appropriate governing or regulatory body;
  • Minimum of 3 years of occupational experience in the healthcare field.

Requirements to extend the initial permit include:

For more information about permits, please see Certification Rule 505-2-.10 (.pdf) (requires Adobe Reader).