• Professional Employee Requirements

    For additional information on Professional Certification Requirements for Pennsylvania, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Education website.

    Act 48 Requirements

    Act 48 requires all Pennsylvania educators who are currently holding a Pennsylvania public school certification to participate in ongoing professional education. This includes educators holding an Educational Specialist I and II Certificate, Instructional I and II Certificate, Administrative, Letters of Eligibility, Supervisory, and Vocational Certificates. If you would like to view your Act 48 continuing education progress, access the Pennsylvania Department of Education website.

    If you are interested in opportunities to gain Act 48 continuing education credits, please access the Professional Development website.

    School Nurse Requirements

    In order to be considered for a School Nurse position, you must hold all of the following:

    1. Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing
    2. Valid Nursing License from the State Board of Nursing
    3. School Nurse Certificate from the PA Department of Education as an Instructional Specialist