Eligibility for Permanent Certification requires that the applicant hold a valid Provisional Certificate. Provisional Certification is no longer issued. This type of certificate was offered prior to February 2, 2004.

What is Permanent Certification?

Permanent Certification is valid for the life of the holder unless revoked for cause and is issued only to those holding a Provisional certificate. (Those holding an Initial Certificate will be eligible for a Professional Certificate.)

Click here to check the specific requirements for your certificate.

The requirements for Permanent Certification are as follows:

  1. Candidate must hold a valid Provisional Certificate.
  2. Master's degree
  3. Examinations -check your certificate's requirements to confirm which exams are necessary.
  4. Seminars
    S.A.V.E. - School Anti-Violence Education
  5. A completed application on the TEACH website
  6. Signed Release Authorization Form submitted to the Teacher Certification Office, if you are eligible for a college recommendation.  Please include a copy of your completed SAVE seminar certificate.

If Buffalo State College is unable to recommend you for Permanent Certification,
your application may be processed by BOCES or NYSED through the "certificate progression" pathway.

New York State website:  http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert