- The candidate must have substantially completed requirements for the initial CTE certificate
- The applicant must be recommended by the employing school district.
- The candidate and CTE administrator must have a jointly developed professional growth plan which has been approved by the local school district CTE program advisory committee.
Professional Growth Plan must provide for:
- Issues related to legal liability
- The responsibilities of professional CTE educators
- The lines of authority in the employing school district and/or building
- Within 60 days, establish procedures for development of competencies in CTE methods, and General and specific safety.
- If the candidate does not have access to required coursework in the first 90 days, the CTE program advisory committee may authorize completion of coursework at a later date. Coursework must be completed prior to the second year of employment.
- Procedures and timelines for meeting the remaining requirements for the initial CTE certificate.
Renewal.The probationary CTE certificate may be renewed one time for 2 additional years:
- Upon recommendation by the employing district,
- If the individual has completed the procedures outlined for the first year in the professional growth plan, and
- If the individual has made additional progress in meeting the requirements for the initial CTE teacher certificate.
Probationary Certificate as Coordinator of Work-Based Learning:
The candidate must have completed a course in coordination techniques and have either:
- A valid initial or continuing CTE teacher certificate, or
- Completed 500 hrs of occupational experience within the past 6 yrs and hold a probationary certificate in another CTE teaching area
For details on the documents needed and process to obtain this certificate, please see the application.