Paraeducator First Time Applicant - Advanced Paraeducator

This application is for paraeducators who have been issued the General Paraeducator Certificate.


75 clock hours of professional development related to the duties of an advanced paraeducator. Trainings should be related to the following activities (clock hours are not awarded for performing these activities):

  • Assisting in highly impacted classrooms;
  • Assisting in specialized instructional support and instructional technology applications;
  • Mentoring and coaching other paraeducators; and
  • Acting as a short-term emergency substitute teacher 

Clock Hour Information

Online Clock Hour Resources (PESB)

Clock Hour Note: Clock hours for the Advanced Certificate must be earned on or after the General Paraeducator Certificate has been issued. When applying for a certificate, submit documentation of completed clock hours or equivalents for review with the application.


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