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NYC School Librarian Guidebook: Licensing and Certification

A blueprint to the policies, standards, and procedures that enable library personnel to develop, organize, and manage exemplary school library programs.

Licensing and Certification

Certification and Licensing in New York State and New York City
To teach in  a New York City Public School as a school librarian, individuals need to be licensed in New York City and certified in New York State. 
For more information about NYC licensing, contact HR Connect 
Monday through Friday from 9AM to 5PM (718) 935-4000
New York State Certifcation 
New York State teachers, administrators, and pupil personnel service providers are required to hold a New York State certificate in order to be employed in the State’s public schools. The certificates are issued by the Office of Teaching Initiatives, and certify that an individual has met required degree, coursework, assessment, and experience requirements.


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