If your IPC is about to expire and you have not met the requirements for a PPC, your school authority can recommend you for an extension.
If your IPC has expired, a school authority may recommend you for a re-issuance of your IPC.
Once the recommendation for extension or re-issuance has been received by Alberta Education, you must submit a self-disclosure form. The self-disclosure form is a true declaration of your certification status, background, and criminal records.
Alberta Education accepts electronic submissions of the Self-Disclosure. The form includes a statement requiring an electronic signature that consists of clicking an electronic checkbox to accept the declaration. By submitting the online Self-Disclosure, you understand that Self-Disclosures may be completed electronically, which means that Alberta Education will accept consent in electronic form for the purposes of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
A Permanent Professional Certificate (PPC) does not expire, even if you leave the profession.
Under the Certification of Teachers Regulation, a school authority is required to recommend a teacher for a PPC if that teacher has successfully met the requirements of section 10(1)(a) and section 11(2) while in that school authority’s employ.
Alberta Education may issue a Permanent Professional Certificate once a recommendation has been submitted online by the school authority with whom you were employed when you meet the following requirements:
The $50.00 processing fee must be paid after the recommendation for your Permanent Professional Certification has been submitted online by the school authority. Payment can be made through TWINS Teacher Self-Service.