Georgia - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Educator Licensure Policy

Educator Licensure Policy
Policy Type: 

Georgia offers two types of renewable professional certificates: standard and performance-based. Each have different requirements.


The Performance-Based Professional teaching certificate is issued in teaching fields to employed teachers evaluated by the statewide evaluation system. The Standard Professional teaching certificate is intended for those teachers evaluated by a school-, district- or agency-approved evaluation system and not evaluated by the statewide evaluation system. It is issued to teachers who do not meet the requirements for the Performance-Based Professional teaching certificate but do meet the listed requirements.

Adopting Authority: 
Standards Board
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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