If you have held an Alberta Interim Professional Certificate for a minimum of two years, and you have taught in Alberta's school system (public, separate, private, charter, francophone, band schools, Alberta Accredited International Schools) for a minimum of two full school years (or equivalent), you may be eligible to be recommended for Permanent Professional Certification.
The Permanent Professional Certificate is issued by Alberta Education upon receipt of a recommendation from your employing school authority attesting that the teacher has:
A recommendation for permanent certification is made online by the Superintendent of Schools or other Officer acceptable to the Minister of Education attesting that the teacher’s practice consistently demonstrates the Teaching Quality Standard Ministerial Order. The recommendation for permanent certification is submitted online by your school authority.
If you have changed your name in the past, it is necessary to send in documentation that details all names that you have used for legal purposes. The following documents are acceptable forms of evidence:
Please note that any documentation in a language other than English or French must be accompanied by an English or French translation along with the required statutory declaration form. Statutory declarations are not required if your translation was completed by an official translator.
You will only be able to pay the $50.00 processing fee after the recommendation for your Permanent Professional Certification has been submitted online by the Superintendent of Schools or other Officer designated by the Minister of Education. You have two options for payment:
Once the online recommendation and payment is received, your request for Permanent Professional Certification will be issued.