Apply For Teacher Certification

These instructions are for for Piedmont College education students who have completed their program for teacher certification and wish to apply for their certificate in the state of Georgia. The agency in Georgia that issues teaching certificates is the Professional Standards Commission (PSC).  Read the instructions below and then follow the link to the left that is appropriate for your situation.  

There are number of steps required to apply for your teaching certificate, depending on your status:

  1. The applicant sets up a MyPSC account with the PSC.
  2. The applicant completes the Application for Certification and provides required documentation, such as transcripts and/or GACE Basic Skill exemption scores.
  3. Piedmont College completes a PSC Approved Program Recommendation Form and submits this, along with your Appliction, electronically through the PSC ExpressLane digital transmission portal.
  4. If you have already been teaching under a non-renewable certificate then your employer also completes the Employer Assurance form and submits this electronically themselves.

    Please Note:  If you are already teaching with a non-renewable certificate your employer may want to process your application themselves.  In this case you will need to request your official Piedmont transcript yourself AND notify me that you require a Program Recommendation.  I submit the Recommendation form electronically.

As long a your paperwork is complete, and all requirements have been meet, Piedmont will electronically submit your paperwork immediately upon graduation.  PSC processing has been approximately 3 days to 2 weeks.  If you have complications due to incomplete forms or your background review then it may take longer.

What to do next.......... Read the following and then click on the link below that corresponds to your situation.

Please read and follow the instructions at the links below. Feel free to call or email at any time you have questions or problems. 



MAT First Certificate

MAT Currently Posess a Non-Renewable Certificate


Specialist Degree

Non-Degree (Certification Only)

Professional Standards Commission

Libby Willis
Piedmont College, School of Education
Advising, ATE & Certification
595 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30601

FAX 706-433-1750

Email: Libby Willis