Name: _________________________________ SSN: ________-_____-________
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RECORD OF EDUCATION
Name of College/University
(Do not include student teaching, substitute, or teacher aide experience. If none, enter none. List recent experience first.)
Name and Location of School/School System
Grade(s) And Subject(s) Taught Or
Instructional Support Positions
(e.g., counselor, principal) Held
Application for the Professional Educator Certificate or Professional Leadership Certificate is made by the applicant, in
conjunction with the Alabama college/university, upon completion of all requirements of the State-approved educator
APPLICATION PACKET CHECKLIST
APPLICATION FORMS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ARE NOT ACCEPTED BY FAX OR E-MAIL. An
application packet must include the items listed below:
Supplement CIT with supporting documentation verifying United States citizenship or lawful presence in the United States.
Form NAL Application for Alabama Certification Through the State-Approved Educator Preparation Program Approach.
A $30.00 nonrefundable application fee. Each additional certificate for which an applicant is determined to be eligible will
require a $30.00 nonrefundable fee for issuance. Neither personal checks nor cash will be accepted.
o The cashier’s check, money order, or copy of the receipt verifying the confirmation number for the online payment
must accompany the application.
NOTE: The above documents (Supplement CIT, Form NAL, and fee verification) are to be forwarded by the applicant to
the Certification Officer of the school/college/division of education at the Alabama college/university where the State-
approved educator preparation program is being completed or was completed. The Certification Officer will attach a
completed Supplement NA1 Recommendation for Certification by the Alabama College/University and other documentation
(official transcripts, State Board of Education approved checklist(s), verification of experience on Supplement EXP, etc.) to
support the recommendation for certification. The complete application packet will then be forwarded by the Certification
Officer to the Educator Certification Section of the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE).
Background clearance is based on a fingerprint review.
o Applicants may verify whether their Alabama State Bureau of Investigation (ASBI) and Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI) criminal history background checks have been completed and whether they are suitable and fit to
teach under state law at https://tcert.alsde.edu/Portal
o Applicants for initial certification, additional certification, and certificate renewal who have not been cleared by
both the ASBI and FBI through the Educator Certification Section of the ALSDE are required to be fingerprinted for
a criminal history background check through the ASBI and FBI.
o Instructions regarding the fingerprint process are available through Gemalto Cogent at
or by calling (866) 989-9316.
o The fee must be paid by cashier’s check or money order made payable to the Alabama State Department of Education
or through the Alabama State Department of Education Educator Certification Online Payment System, with a major
credit card, at www.alabamainteractive.org/education (a $4.00 transaction fee will be applied).