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Convert To Different Tier

In most cases, you may apply to convert your certificate to a different tier at any time during the validity of the certificate. The sections below include information specific to each type of certificate.
Induction to Professional
In order to convert your Induction certificate to a Professional certificate, please complete the requirements outlined in the correspondence issued with your Induction certificate. The documents you need to submit with your application for conversion are also included in that correspondence, which can be accessed through your MyPSC account.
Standard Professional to Performance-Based Professional
If you hold a Standard Professional teaching certificate, you must meet the following additional requirements to convert to a Performance-Based Professional certificate:
  • At least 3 years of teaching experience within 5 years of the date of application;
  • At least 2 Proficient or Exemplary TKES annual evaluations within 5 years of the date of application.
If you meet the above requirements, please submit the following documents in order to apply for conversion:
Professional to Advanced Professional
Advanced Professional certificates will not be issued until more data about TKES evaluations is available. Please click here for requirements and necessary documentation.
Professional to Lead Professional
Lead Professional certificates will be issued to qualified educators beginning on July 1, 2015. Please click here for requirements and necessary documentation.

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