Initial Certification

Certification Requirements for
5 Year Induction Certificate (Initial Certification)

Certified employees new to CCPS are required to file a certification application package upon hiring. The following items are required:

  • Register for a MyPSC account with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission here using your personal email address.

  • Complete an Initial Certificate and License Application (this can be done through your MyPSC account)

  • Complete the Verification of Lawful Presence form (must be notarized/complete at new hire appointment)

  • Copy of Driver’s License or federally issued picture ID.

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended sent to [email protected].

  • Copy of professional out of state certificate or Approved Program Completion Form. (if applicable)

  • Passing scores on appropriate GACE content assessments or exemption with copy of your official score report for content assessment.

  • Review the Code of Ethics for Educators

  • Complete the Educator Ethics GACE (test code 360)

It is important to note that Georgia law requires that teachers in Georgia Public Schools have a certificate issued by the Professional Standards Commission.  State funds are provided to local systems based on the teaching certificate on file.  In view of legal and financial requirements, a teacher must have a valid teaching certificate no later than 60 calendar days following the effective date of employment.  In the event a teaching certificate is not verified within 60 calendar days, an appointment must be scheduled with the Director of Human Resources. 

For more information about Initial Certification, please click here.