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Do I need to pass the edTPA exam to receive my state certification?

As of April 27, 2022, candidates who apply for state certification will no longer need to complete the edTPA exam. Candidates who already have an application on file with the New York State Education Department but have not yet met that requirement will no longer be required to do so. If passing the edTPA exam is the only unmet requirement remaining to receive certification, the certificate will be issued by the state automatically and will be available in members' TEACH accounts as of April 28, 2022. This new change only applies to the edTPA exam and other exams that may be required for your certification and license area are still necessary to achieve certification.

See the NYSED website for more information as well as their FAQs about this change

For more information about certification, visit the NYSED website to search specific requirements for your area of specialization. UFT members with questions regarding this change may call 212-331-6311 and ask to speak with a certification specialist.