Converted – Indicates that the certificate has been adjusted to a Permanent
or Level II certificate because the individual has met all the requirements for
Expired – Indicates that the certificate has reached the end of its specified
duration. This status applies to emergency permits, intern and residency certificates.
Emergency permits are only valid for the school year in which they are approved.
An intern or residency certificate is valid for three calendar years from the date
it is approved. Once the specified time for the certificate/permit has passed, it
cannot be used as a credential to teach in Commonwealth public schools.
Invalid – Indicates that the certificate is no longer legitimate and the
individual is not eligible to teach in the Commonwealth public schools.
Lapsed – Indicates that the level I certificate has not been converted to
a level II certificate within the required number of service years. Individuals
with this status may not teach on the certificate in Commonwealth public schools.
Please note that Level I certificates are only marked as lapsed when the Department
becomes aware of and confirms that the individual has taught on the certificate
beyond the service year limitation set forth on the certificate without converting
to a permanent certificate as required by regulation. (See the definitions for valid
Null/Void – Indicates the certificate is no longer valid and the individual
cannot teach on the credential. This applies to an intern or residency certificate
when a certificate holder has withdrawn from an intern or residency certification
program prior to completion of the program.
Pending Voluntarily Deletion – Indicates that the certificate is in the process
of being removed. The status of the application has not been determined and the
certificate remains valid until deleted.
Valid - Indicates that the certificate is legitimate and the individual is
eligible to teach in the certificate area.
Valid for (#) years of service – Indicates that the certificate is legitimate
for the displayed number of service years. This status applies to level I certificates
which are valid for a specified number of years of service, not calendar years.
Please note that this status does not confirm the number of service years used or
remaining on the certificate. The certificate holder and employing school entity
are responsible for keeping track of the number of service years completed by the
certificate holder. If uncertain as to the service years completed, the certificate
holder or the employing school entity may request that the Department complete a
Voluntary Deletion – Indicates the certificate area has been removed from
service at the request of the certificate holder. The individual is no longer certified
to teach in this area.