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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)
   certification@uwa.edu (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 – www.selfservice.uwa.edu.
  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. 

 

UWA's Commitment to Educator Effectiveness:

UWA's College of Education will provide remediation at no cost to education graduates whose performance indicates the need for additional support within the first two years after the beginning valid date of the Professional Educator Certificate, which was issued based on recommendation by UWA.  Additional assistance may be requested by the new employee, the employee’s principal, or the employing superintendent.  

Alternative Certification Approaches

Alternative approaches to earning a Professional Educator Certificate or a Professional Leadership Certificate are available. More information can be found here.