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Updates to Certification Rules
Allowable deficiencies must be corrected by the due date identified on your certificate(s). If the deficiency is not corrected by the due date, your Arizona Educator Certificate will be placed on a non-disciplinary suspension until the deficiency has been corrected.
To determine the exact deficiency for your certificate, please refer to your certificate, or log into the AzEDCert Portal, or search the Arizona Department of Education Public Portal.
Once you have met the requirement for your specific deficiency you will need to apply to remove the deficiency. You now may apply online at AzEDCert Portal, or by completing the Application to Remove a Deficiency and mail it to the address on the form along with a $20 (check or money order).
If the requirements have been met, an updated certificate will be mailed to you. If additional information is needed you will be notified by mail.
Certificate holders have 2 options to correct the AZ/U.S. Constitution deficiency.
Those holding a Subject Matter Expert OR a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Certificate and need to correct the Professional Knowledge Exam - Secondary Education deficiency may meet this requirement with one of the options below.
Select Option A, B, C, or D:
Those holding a Career and Technical Education Certificate OR a School Counselor Certificate must take the appropriate course work through an accredited institution or complete an approved professional development (CTE holders only). Please visit the CTE website for more information on available professional development.
CTE Certificate holders:
Up to fifteen (15) semester hours of courses in professional knowledge in career and technical education, to include any of the following areas: principles/philosophy of career and technical education; developmentally appropriate instructional delivery, facilitation, and methodologies; instructional technology; instructional design, and lesson planning to include modifications and accommodations, assessing, monitoring, and reporting progress; the learning environment to include classroom management; teaching students with exceptionalities; or professional responsibility and ethical conduct.
Note: Professional Development provided by your district will not meet this requirement.
Counselor Certificate holders:
If you are deficient in Phonics, Reading Intervention, and/or Ethics the following will be accepted:
Standard Professional Early Childhood and Standard Professional Elementary Certificates:
Standard Professional Middle Grade, Secondary, and all Special EducationTeaching Certificates:
Subject Matter Expert Certificates issued after 9/24/2022:
This is an allowable 2-year deficiency.