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Application for Certification

For your convenience, please note the following information regarding certification. Application for certification is not subject to graduation deadlines.

APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION IS THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY AND IS MADE THROUGH THE CERTIFICATION OFFICE. APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED WITHIN 60 CALENDAR MONTHS OF PROGRAM COMPLETION.

Upon satisfactory completion of requirements for the master’s or education specialist degree (including the State approved professional education requirements and experience) students who initially held or met requirements for an Alabama Class B or A Professional Certificate will qualify for the appropriate Alabama Class A or AA Professional Certificate. Please click here to access the instruction sheet to apply for certification.

If you would like to be notified upon receipt of your application, please send a self-addressed post card or envelope with your application. Due to the large number of phone calls our office receives, if you do not include this, we will not be able to tell you the status of your application.

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  If you wish to check 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 'B' Cert" (Bachelor's Degree), “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.

Out-of-State Students

Out-of-state students should check carefully the requirements of their respective states. The appropriate forms may be sent to the Certification Officer by mail, fax (205.652.3706) or you may send a scanned copy of the form by e-mail to certification@uwa.edu. All mailed forms must be sent to the following address: 

The University of West Alabama

Attn: Certification Office

1 College Drive, Station #8
Livingston, AL 35470