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Educator Preparation and Certification Office

   Julia S. Tutwiler College of Education
   UWA Station 8
   Livingston, AL  35470

   1.800.621.7742 (in-state)
   1.800.621.8044 (out-of-state)
   205.652.3423 (direct)
   205.652.3706 (fax) (email)

If you are checking on the status of your recommendation for certification, please follow the steps below:

  1. Login to UWA’s Self Service portal –
  2. On the left-hand side, choose the Graduation Cap (Academics)
  3. In the dropdown menu, select Test Summary
  4. 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.