Georgia - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Educator Licensure Authority

Educator Licensure Authority
Policy Type: 

The Georgia Professional Standards Commission, appointed by the Governor, oversees the Georgia teacher certification process and dictates the requirements needed in order to become certified within the state.


The Professional Standards Commission shall provide, by regulation, for certifying and classifying all certificated professional personnel employed in the public schools of this state. No such personnel shall be employed in the public schools of this state unless they hold certificates issued by the commission certifying their qualifications and classification in accordance with such regulations. The commission shall establish such number of classifications of other certificated professional personnel as it may find reasonably necessary or desirable for the operation of the public schools; provided, however, that such classifications shall be based only upon academic, technical, and professional training, experience, and competency of such personnel.

Adopting Authority: 
Professional Standards Commission
Last Verified by NASBE: 
State Department of Education