Certification and Staffing Policy Guidelines
The Certification and Staffing Policy Guidelines (CSPGs) provide guidance and clarification to educators regarding (1) the issuance of professional certificates, (2) the grade level and content scope of certificate subject areas and (3) the appropriate certificate for staffing professional positions in public schools. In this section, you will find a valuable research guide for certificate eligibility as well as for proper staffing practices that achieve educational excellence in the schools of the Commonwealth.
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Table of Contents
General Certification Information CSPG 1-24
Instructional Certification CSPG 30-70
Educational Specialist Certification CSPG 75-86
Supervisory Area Certification CSPG 88-92
Administrative Areas of Certification CSPG 95-97
Ancillary Staffing Information CSPG 100-104
Licensed Professionals - CSPG 201
Highly Qualified Determination - CSPG 301 (PDF)