Due to the corona virus pandemic, the UWA Educator Certification Office staff will be working with a "skeleton staff." During this time, staff will have limited access to emails and may be slower to responding to your request. We will work diligently to respond to your inquiry as quickly as possible.
Additional information about closing can be found at https://www.uwa.edu/coronavirus.
Should you have specific questions, you may e-mail our office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the response time may be delayed.
If you are inquiring about the status of your recommendation for certification, please follow the steps below:
- Login to UWA’s Self Service portal – www.selfservice.uwa.edu.
- On the left-hand side, choose the Graduation Cap (Academics)
- In the dropdown menu, select Test Summary
- Under “Other Tests,” look for the following codes: “Applied for ‘A’ Cert” (Master’s Degree) or “Applied for ‘AA’ Cert” (EDS Degree). There will be a date under the Date Taken column; this is the date your application was mailed to the ALSDE. Please note that the typical turnaround time is 6-8 weeks. However, the ALSDE is experiencing COVID-related delays as well.
Educator Preparation and Certification Office
Julia S. Tutwiler College of Education
UWA Station 8
Livingston, AL 35470
Certification Office Staff