Certification for Teachers and Paraprofessionals

All Catoosa County School System teachers, 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 schools, to ensure they meet preparation standards and requirements.

State certification provides a standardized base-level of professional knowledge and skill for educators in public schools. Georgia has many individualized requirements and some common standards that are required for certification. The GAPSC outlines the state certification system in rules and procedures for the Certification of Education Personnel. For information on eligibility, reciprocity, testing requirements, and application procedures, please visit the GAPSC website at www.gapsc.com.

The CCPS Human Resources Office will assist in the process of initial certification, renewals, and upgrades but it is the individual's responsibility to meet state requirements for certification.  All certification renewals and conversions of certificates should be processed through CCPS Human Resources.  

Certification Information for Certified Employees

Initial Certification

Out of State - Initial Georgia Certification

Provisional Certification

Paraprofessional Certification

Certification Renewal