All Whitfield County Public Schools teachers, school administrators, service personnel and paraprofessionals are required by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GAPSC) to hold an appropriate certificate for the field, subject, grade level, or assignment. The GAPSC establishes regulations and procedures to evaluate the credentials of prospective teachers, as well other professional employees in the school, to ensure they meet specific preparation standards and requirements.
State certification provides a standardized base-level of professional knowledge and skills for educators working in public schools. Like many other states, Georgia has adopted a combination of individualized requirements and some commonly used standards developed by the National Association of State Directors of teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC). The GAPSC outlines the state certification system in rules and procedures for the Certification of Education Personnel. For information on eligibility, reciprocity, testing requirements, and applications, please visit GAPSC website or contact the Commission directly at:
Georgia Professional Standards Commission
Two Peachtree Street, Suite 6000
Atlanta, Georgia 30030-3141
Telephone: (404) 232-2500
FAX: (404) 651-9185
Review information on the GAPSC website.
Whitfield County Schools’ Certification Office provides customer support with processing certification documents for new and current employees. All certification renewals and conversions of certificates should be processed through Whitfield County’s certification office.