Certification - To apply for a Professional ESA Certificate
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Teachers Administrators ESA CTE

Educational Staff Associate

To apply for a Professional ESA Certificate
(for School Counselor and School Psychologist) (valid for five years*)

  • Issues of Abuse: The issues of abuse course or course work must include information related to identification of physical, emotional, sexual, and substance abuse; the impact on learning and behavior; the responsibilities of an ESA to report abuse or to provide assistance to victimized children; and methods of teaching about abuse and its prevention.
    --PLUS--
  • One of the following options:
    • Hold a school counselor certificate issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards* (NBPTS) (school counselors only);
      --or--
    • Hold a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) certificate issued by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) (school psychologists only);
      --or--
    • Successfully complete an approved Professional ESA Certificate Program. (school counselors only)
      For information about Professional ESA Certificate programs, please visit the Professional Educator Standards Board Web site.

    * Professional ESA school counselor certificates issued on the basis of holding a valid National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) school counselor certificate will have a validity of five years or the validity of the NBPTS certificate, whichever is greater.

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Includes details on the documents needed and process to obtain certification.

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