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Certification for Military Spouses

Certification for Military Spouses

In an effort to ease the transition into Georgia for spouses of active military members who have completed a state-approved educator preparation program or who hold professional certification in another state, the Georgia Professional Standards Commission has created a Military Support Certificate. This certificate was specifically designed to identify and support military veterans and military spouses to help ease the complexity of the reciprocity process and modifies the certification requirements timeline.


The Military Support Certificates offered are:

Military Support Induction Pathway 1 (MI1) – For military members/spouses who completed a traditional Georgia educator preparation program and all special Georgia requirements.

Military Support Induction Pathway 2 (MI2) – For military members/spouses who completed an educator preparation program at an institution outside of Georgia, but completed field experiences/student teaching in a Georgia school and all special Georgia requirements.

Military Support Induction Pathway 3 (MI3) – For military members/spouses who completed both an educator preparation program and student teaching outside of Georgia or who hold a professional certificate in another state. This certificate is valid for three years to allow for completion of all Special Georgia requirements.

Military Support Standard Professional (MSR) – For military members/spouses who hold a professional certificate in another state and have a minimum of three years of successful teaching experience in that state. This certificate is valid for five years to allow for completion of all Special Georgia requirements.



How to Apply


Once you meet the qualifications for one of the Military Support Certificates above, please submit the following documents:
  • Initial Certification Application (.pdf) (requires Adobe Reader) - requires Adobe Reader) – may also be completed through your MyPSC account.
  • Verification of Lawful Presence Documentation (.pdf) (requires Adobe Reader).
    • This affidavit must be completed and notarized. Please choose only one option on the affidavit.
    • You must attach a copy of an acceptable identification document to this form. Please see the instructions provided with the form for a list of acceptable documents.
    • If you are a U.S. citizen and you have previously submitted this documentation to the GaPSC, you do not need to submit it again. If you are not a U.S. citizen and you have submitted this documentation to the GaPSC within 180 days, you do not need to submit it again at this time.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities you have attended
    • These may not be faxed or uploaded. You may mail original official transcripts or have your college or university send them to mail@gapsc.com in a secure electronic format.
  • A copy of your professional out-of-state certificate or the Approved Program Completion form completed by your educator preparation program provider.
  • A copy of your out-of-state assessment score report(s) for any assessments required for certification in that state. Score report copies printed from personal online educator accounts that cannot be publicly verified are not acceptable.
  • A $20 processing fee payable via your MyPSC account.
  • GaPSC Experience Verification Form completed by the authorized designee with your former employing school system(s) to document any educator experience earned within the last 5 years. Please note, satisfactory performance must be verified for experience to be accepted.
  • DD-214 form confirming honorable military service for military member/spouse. If moving to Georgia, a copy of the military transfer orders for the military member/spouse may be accepted in lieu of the DD-214 form.
  • Marriage certificate confirming marriage to a military member.

For more information about submitting your application and supporting documentation, please visit the Application Forms and Procedures page.

For more information on the Military Support Certificate, please click here.

For more information on moving to Georgia, please click here.

For more information, please email militarysupport@gapsc.com.