Paraprofessional Certification

Certification Requirements to Become a Paraprofessional

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

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

  • Complete Initial Certificate and License Application (complete at HR appointment with CCPS)

  • Complete the Verification of Lawful Presence form (must be notarized/complete at HR appointment with CCPS)

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

  • Meet one of the following qualifications:

    • Copy of high school diploma or GED equivalent and pass the GACE Paraprofessional Assessment. (register for Parapro GACE here)

    • OR

    • Official College Transcripts reflecting 2 years (60 semester hours) of college coursework above the remedial level at a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution with a grade of “C” or better;

    • Hold an Associate's Degree or higher in any subject from a GaPSC accepted-accredited institution.

  • Review the Code of Ethics for Educators here.

Please have official transcripts sent electronically to [email protected].

Georgia law requires that paraprofessionals in Georgia Public Schools have a certificate issued by the Professional Standards Commission.  In view of legal and financial requirements, a paraprofessional must have a valid certificate no later than 60 calendar days following the effective date of employment.  In the event a certificate is not verified within 60 calendar days, an appointment must be scheduled with the Director of Human Resources.

For more information about the requirements to become a paraprofessional, please click here.