5-Year Induction Certificate
Individuals who complete a GaPSC-approved 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 following requirements:
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 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) requiring the completion of pedagogy and clinical practice.
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
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 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 viewable through your MyPSC account.
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