Emergency Certification (Administrator Use Only)


Emergency certification should only be requested when the district has exhausted every option to find an appropriately certified person for the open position.

The emergency certification application is not on our website and will only be sent to the superintendent of the district making the request.

Procedures for Emergency Certification


  • Emergency application
  • $50.00 check for processing
  • A letter on district letterhead explaining why the request needs to be made with the Superintendent’s signature.
  • Updated resume from the applicant
  • Official transcripts (if not already on file)
  • Documented proof of the job posting which shall include two of the following: advertisement placed in a local newspaper, advertisement posted through a local college or university, or job posting on the district website.
  • Verification that the applicant has either passed the requested subject area test or is registered for the next available test date.
  • Applicants approved for an emergency certificate who have never been certified must have a current Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) AND Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) fingerprint-based criminal history record check processed by the Professional Standards Section before a certificate will be issued.
    • The application and all supporting documents must be received in Professional Standards at least two weeks before the State Board of Education meeting that month. Any completed application packet received within two weeks of the State Board of Education meeting will be held over until the next month’s meeting.

Further Pertinent Information

  • All applicants must be in compliance with Oklahoma state income tax laws BEFORE a teaching credential can be issued.


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Last updated on May 7, 2014