As a recent college graduate, one looming issue that had been over the heads of myself and my classmates has been the dreaded edTPA exam. Lucky for many, due to the difficulty of the test we were provided with an opportunity to take a Safety Net exam should we fail the initial $300 exam, but I've run into a question that I have yet to be able to have answered anywhere: My advisor claims that they do not know what happens upon taking the Safety Net exam, or if it holds the same weight on a certification as the edTPA. Put simply, would it be better to do a full retake of the edTPA if it is failed, or would employers have no real way of knowing if someone took the Safety Net in the place of the edTPA? You would still have certification either way, and as far as I know the Safety Net is in place specifically to prevent people from retaking the edTPA, but my advisor claims that the latter is a better option. Thoughts?