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Teachers, school administrators, service personnel, and paraprofessionals are required by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) to hold an appropriate certificate for the field, subject, grade level, or assignment. The GaPSC establishes regulations and procedures to evaluate the credentials of prospective teachers, as well as other professional employees in the district, to ensure they meet specified preparation standards and requirements.

Certification Resources

Information on eligibility, reciprocity, testing requirements, and certification applications can be accessed on the GaPSC  website or by contacting the GaPSC at:

Georgia Professional Standards Commission 
       Certification Section
200 Piedmont Ave, Suite 1702, West Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334-9032

Phone: Metro Atlanta 404-232-2500 or 1-800-869-7775
Email the GaPSC:

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Are you from out of state and need to submit your transcripts? Official transcripts must be submitted by the college or university attended to the GaPSC.  Email transcripts to

Visit the GACE testing website for more information

In an effort to address the shortage of certified classroom teachers and in accordance with the provisions of HB 1187, Clayton County Public Schools has submitted and received approval from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission to offer a comprehensive Teacher Academy of Preparation and Pedagogy TAPP Program.