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Professional Certification

Iona College’s undergraduate and graduate programs lead to Initial Certifications. If you have completed one or more programs at Iona College and are looking to apply for Professional Certification, please follow the information provided here.

Professional Certification can be attained through the Certification Progression Pathway. Please read the instructions here for guidance. Prior to applying please make sure all of your needed requirements are logged in the TEACH system. New York State requires that each candidate maintain and update his or her account at all times. If you need to submit a copy of your transcript to New York State, please see the Registrar’s website for instructions.

When applying for Professional Certification, you will select:

No, I have not completed, nor am I enrolled in, an Approved Teacher Preparation Program at a New York State College or University for this certificate and this type.

If the system asks about “Interstate Reciprocity” select No, then select the Certification Progression Pathway.

Please be advised that if you try to apply using the codes for Initial Certification, your application will not be processed and you will need to reapply through the appropriate pathway described here.