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Certificate Renewals

Professional Qualifications of MECHS Staff

For teachers employed with Mountain Education whose certification is waived, the minimum qualifications is a Clearance Certificate. 

All Special Education Teachers', those who do and do not enter grades, minimum qualifications are to hold a Clearance Certificate and Special Education Certificate in their service area teaching assignment. 

Paraprofessionals must hold a valid GaPSC license in accordance with GaPSC Rule 505-2-.18. 


Certificate Renewal Process for MECHS Employees

To renew your certificate through MECHS, please see checklist and GaPSC rule below:

MECHS Certificate Renewal Requirements.pdf

GaPSC Rule 505-2-.36.pdf

For more information regarding certification, please visit the Georgia Professional Standards Commission website at

To learn more about Professional Learning towards certificate renewals, please visit the Professional Learning webpage.