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General Paraeducator

This application is for paraeducators seeking the General Paraeducator Certificate.


  • Completion of the Fundamental Course of Study (FCS)
    • The FCS is one 28 clock hour course consisting of 12 units of training approved by your employing school district. Enter this into your E-cert account under the professional development section. Under credit type, select Paraeducator Fundamental Course of Study.
  • 70 additional clock hours of professional development

One Professional Growth Plan (PGP) may be used towards the 70 clock hour requirement.

Clock Hour Note: Clock hours must be earned on or after July 1, 2019, to meet requirements. 


*If you are ready to apply for this certificate, start by selecting the icon at the top of the screen that states “E-Certification Login Here.”

*IMPORTANT: Please note that application fees are NOT refundable. Ensure that you select and submit the correct application. If you have questions regarding your application, please contact our office.