Am I "fully certified"?

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  1. nayelismom

    nayelismom Rookie

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    I passed all the exams and I am currently in an ACP. All I need in a job to get the actual license. Can I apply for a job that says..."AHISD does require full teacher certification.'?

    Please help!!
     
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    As long as you have passed the certification exams, you should be HQ. What type of job are you applying for?
     
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    It's a bilingual elementary school position.
     
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    Have you passed the TOPS exam? I think since you are in the ACP program and have passed the exams then you would be considered HQ.
     
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    That's the only exam that I need. But I do have my letter from the ACP stating that I'm highly qualified but I just wasn't sure if that's the same as fully certified. My ACP says that I can take the exam after I get employed and most schools I've talked to have said the same.
     
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    If you have an ACP letter then I would go with that.
     
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    That is correct. You don't have to worry about the TOPT right now, in order to be elgible for a BE position. Once, you have submitted a copy of your original transcripts & have done your finger printing, you will be eligible for a probationary certificate which you'll need for the job you accept. Don't apply for the probationary certificate until you have a job.
     
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    So then I can consider myself certified right? That's where I'm a little confused. The certification is in passing the exams, right? :sorry:
     
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    You will be classified as being eligible for a probationary certification. You will not be 'fully certified'/ standard certification till you have taught for one year & are recommended by appointed personnel i.e. principal & ur ACP for a standard certification.
     
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    Okay thanks. Then I probably shouldn't apply for that particular district.
     
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    Just remember that you are considered 'HQ' -- it's just that the certification will be probationary. They make the 'paperwork process' harder for ACP seems we didn't go through the traditional route. Another teacher I will be working with, just finished her 'probationary' year & will be eligible now to apply for the standard certification.
     

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