5-Year Induction Certificate
Individuals who complete a GaPSC-accepted educator preparation program in the state of
Georgia or individuals who complete a state-approved out-of-state program and fulfill field and clinical experiences in Georgia must satisfy the
Individuals who complete a state-approved out-of-state educator preparation program
and fulfill field and clinical experiences out-of-state or hold a Professional out-of-state certificate with less than three (3) years of successful
experience while holding a professional certificate must satisfy the following requirements:
Conversion of the 5-Year Induction certificate to a professional certificate
Completion of a state-approved educator preparation program or possession of a professional out-of-state educator certificate (valid or expired).
If you are certified out-of-state, please include a copy of your out-of-state certificate with the application package. If not, please submit an
Approved Program Completion Form (.pdf) completed by your
college or university;
A passing score on the appropriate GACE content assessment
or exemption. If you hold a professional out-of-state certificate and you are exempting the GACE assessment with an out-of-state certification
exam, please submit a copy of your official score report with your application package;
A passing score on the Georgia Educator Ethics Assessment (Test Code 360);
Completion of a course in identifying and educating exceptional children
is not required for initial issuance of an Induction certificate, but it is required for conversion to a Professional certificate or
reissuance of the Induction certificate.
The 5-Year Induction certificate is non-renewable with the following exceptions:
Three (3) years of successful educator experience. An individual may convert prior to the end validity of the 5-Year Induction certificate.
Individuals who previously held a 5-Year Induction, or Induction Pathway 1, 2, or 3 certificate and earned less than three (3) years of
successful educator experience within five (5) years may apply for another 5-Year Induction certificate, subject to current requirements.
Three (3)-Year Induction
An employing Georgia local unit of administration may request a 3-Year Induction certificate for individuals holding a 5-Year Induction certificate
who are assigned out-of-field. For Service fields, an individual must satisfy the requirements outlined in the Provisional section outlined
in the individual Service field rule
Conversion of the 3-Year Induction certificate to 5-Year Induction certificate
- Specific requirements that must be completed to convert the 3-Year Induction certificate will be printed on the certificate and
outlined in correspondence accompanying the certificate.
How to Apply
Once you meet the qualifications for the Induction certificate, please submit documentation of the specific requirements indicated above. Instructions
on how to apply may be found here