Important Information

NEW and UPCOMING changes in Certification

  •        The Phoenix office is now accepting Visa and Mastercard payments

 The Certification office is now accepting credit card payments (Visa and MasterCard only) for    in-person  applicants at the Certification customer service counter in Phoenix only. Credit card payments will NOT be accepted through fax, mail, or by phone. Applicants who are submitting an application via mail must submit payment in the form of a check or money order. Cash payments are NOT accepted.

  •         Important Update: Verification Letters

The Certification office will only verify certification information for other states if a form is submitted. No letters will be written to verify certification or exam information.

Educators must contact the appropriate testing company to obtain verification of passing test results.  For AEPA score report(s), visit www.aepa.nesinc.com. For NES score report(s), visit www.nestest.com/Arizona.  Educators may access unofficial score reports by logging into or creating an account on the AEPA or NES website.  If an educator has created an account on the AEPA website and the testing history says “unavailable”, please contact Kortney Zesiger at (602) 542-5344.

  • New applications for the Interim School Psychologist Certificate will no longer be accepted after: 12/31/13

  • New applications for the Speech-Language Technician Certificate will no longer be accepted after: 06/30/2014

  • Early Childhood Endorsement Update October 1, 2013 

  • Rule Change for CTE Certificates Effective October 1, 2013

Effective October 1, 2013, individuals may use up to 18 semester hours of CTE professional development towards the education coursework requirements of a Standard CTE certificate. The professional development MUST be approved through the CTE Division and MUST be documented on the CTE approved certificate of training form in order for it to be used in lieu of college/university education coursework. State Board approved SEI training can also be used as professional development hours.

  • Specialized Secondary – Science, Technology, Engineering and
    Math (STEM) Certificate, grades 7-12

Effective October 1, 2013, individuals who teach a STEM area at the post-secondary level or have work experience in a STEM area may be able to obtain the Specialized Secondary STEM certificate. Please review the requirements on the link behind the title to see if you qualify for this new certificate.