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Alabama

Alabama Alternative Certification Approaches

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

Visit the Alabama Alternative Certificates page on the Alabama State Department of Education website 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


For certification in certain teaching fields.

Provisional Certificate in PCLS and BIEA Approaches


For certification in library media or school counseling (PCLS) or educational administration (BIEA).

Interim Employment Certificate (IEC) Approach


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

Higher Education Transitional Certificate (HETC) Approach


For certification in certain teaching fields.

Conditional Certificate in a Teaching Field (CCTF) Approach


For certification in certain teaching fields.

Special Education Temporary Certificate Approach (TSEC)


For certification in Collaborative Teacher, grade 6–12.


Alabama Department of Education