Alabama Alternate Route Certification Approaches

General testing information for all applicants may be found in the Overview of Alabama Testing Requirements.

Information regarding the licensure approaches may be found at Certification Forms.

Choose a certification area approach from the list below to get more information about that approach and to determine which test(s) you need to take.

Alternative Baccalaureate-Level Certificate (ABC) and the Career and Technical Alternative Baccalaureate-Level Certificate (CT ABC) Approach >

This is an alternative approach to Alabama professional certification in certain teaching fields.

Preliminary Certificate (PRE) and the Preliminary Certificate Through Exception (ADM) Approach >

PRE Approach

This is an alternative approach to Alabama professional certification for individuals seeking certification in Library Media, School Counseling, or Speech or Language Impairment.

ADM Approach

This is an alternative approach to Alabama professional certification for individuals seeking certification in Driver and Traffic Safety Education, Instructional Leadership, certain 6–12 or P–12 Teaching Fields, or School Counseling.

Special Alternative Certificate (SAC) Approach >

This is an alternative approach to Alabama professional certification in certain teaching fields or areas of instructional support.

 

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