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Certification

Applying for Certification:

To apply for a regular teaching certificate in South Carolina, you must go to the State Department Website at http://www.scteachers.org/cert/index.cfm
-click on "Steps to Certification" on the right hand side, this will guide you through the process of applying to a teacher certificate. 
- Also, exploring the rest of this site is recommended due to the wealth of information it provides.

Alternative Certification Routes:
CATE
PACE
ABCTE
Information on these will be coming soon! In the meantime, you may find information on the SC Department of Education website, http://www.sc.ed.gov.
Renewal of a Professional Certificate:
(things to remember)
1. Professional certificates have a validity of five years.
2.Every educator who has a professional certificate must earn and be ableto show documentation for 120 points for that 5 year validity period. Ways in which to earn points may be found in the Re-Certification Notebook.
3. You may submit documentation for points while you earn them or wait and turn in all documentation when is time to renew. You must submit points using the Renewal Computation Worksheet.

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