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Alabama Provisional Certification Approaches

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

Visit the Educator Certification Section for information regarding these certification approaches.

Choose a certification approach from the list below to obtain additional information and to determine the required Praxis® assessments.

Provisional Certificate in a Teaching Field (PCTF) Approach

This is an approach to the Alabama Professional Educator Certificate for individuals who are seeking certification in certain teaching fields.

Provisional Certificate in Library Media or School Counseling (PCLS) and the Business and Industry to Educational Administrator (BIEA) Approaches

PCLS Approach

This is an approach to the Alabama Professional Educator Certificate for individuals who are seeking certification in library media or school counseling.

BIEA Approach

This is an approach to the Alabama Professional Leadership Certificate for individuals who are seeking certification in educational administration.

Interim Employment Certificate (IEC) Approach

This is a certificate to facilitate employment while completing an Alabama Program in certain teaching fields or areas of instructional support.

Alabama State Department of Education

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