RICA Prelim Credential

Discussion in 'Elementary Education' started by muril, May 7, 2019.

  1. muril

    muril New Member

    May 7, 2019
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    May 7, 2019


    I had a question that I was hoping you all would be able to help me with ..

    I am currently signed up to take my RICA at the end of this week. I have everything else passed and should be graduating with my preliminary credential at the end of June. I was teaching 1st grade but took a year off to tackle school and a masters degree. I have already used a STP (short term permit) and a PIP (provisional intern permit) .....

    IF I don't pass would I be able to use a permit to teach or would I have to wait in order to pass my RICA?

    Thanks guys!!!
  3. TeacherGroupie

    TeacherGroupie Moderator

    May 13, 2005
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    May 7, 2019

    Welcome to A to Z, muril.

    If there's a shortage of teachers with multiple subject credentials in your area, it's possible that a school could hire you and go through what it takes to get you an emergency permit for a year. Barring that, though, you need the credential, which means you need to pass RICA. The test itself is discussed in a number of threads in the Other Tests subforum under the Examinations for Teachers forum here on A to Z.
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