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Understanding Licensure & Certification Requirements
Every state sets its own requirements for acquiring and renewing professional teaching licenses (certifications). Here are the most important things to know if you’re interested in getting certified.
Every state sets its own requirements for acquiring and renewing professional teaching licenses (certifications). Here are the most important things to know if you’re interested in getting certified.

Steps to Earn Your Certification

You must earn a professional license in order to teach, just as you would to practice law or medicine. Each state sets its own teacher training and licensure requirements, so the rules can vary depending on where you live.

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Understand the rules for your region.

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If you’re looking to teach in one of our partner regions, you can access comprehensive certification explainers and tools to help you compare teacher preparation programs

We work with state and local agencies to bring you information you can trust.

Let us know if you’re interested in a different region.

To help you get started, here’s a crash course on the steps you’ll need to take to earn your professional license:

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