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 go to the following link to obtain the application for Alabama certification: Application for Certification
If you would like to be notified upon receipt of your application, please include a self-addressed, stamped post card which will be stamped with a receipt date and returned to you. Due to the large number of phone calls our office receives, if you do not include this card, we will not be able to tell you the status of your application.
Students may determine when their application for certification has been sent the Alabama State Department of Education by going to MyUWA, accessing the “Communications” tab and clicking on the “Documents” link.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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