The Professional Certificate is the advance level certificate. The prerequisite requirements to begin a Professional Certification Program are:
- Hold a Residency Principal or Residency Program Administrator Certificate
- Principals only: Documentation of three contracted school years of employment as a principal or assistant principal
To earn the Professional Certificate, the administrator must:
- Enroll in and complete a PESB-approved Professional Certification Program.
- Have taken coursework in issues of abuse, which must include information related to identification of physical, emotional, sexual, and substance abuse; the impact on learning and behavior; the responsibilities of a teacher to report abuse or to provide assistance to victimized children; and methods of teaching about abuse and its prevention.
The Professional Certificate application will be completed via the Professional Certification Program.
Please note that Oregon principals and program administrators may apply for the second-tier professional certificate if they completed a CAL program. If the CAL was earned via completion of a doctoral program, the first-tier residency certificate will be issued.