Stephen F. Austin State University

Applying for the Standard Certificate

Certificate Recommendations Require:

Dates to Apply for Certificates:

Please note - recommendation cannot be made by SFA until degrees have been conferred on the final transcript. If you are seeking certification only, recommendation cannot be made until all coursework/field experience is complete and grades are posted. Students should be notified by TEA that they have been recommended by SFA within 4-6 weeks of graduation/coursework completion.

Application Procedures:

Additional Information

An educator who holds a Standard Texas Teaching Certificate has the option to take any content TExES exam by using the Certification by Exam option. (On your TEA Educator Certification page under Applications - Additional Certificate by Examination). If you are successful on these exams, each exam should be added to your certificate. Please note: Additional exams will not be available until the Standard Certificate has been issued by TEA. Clearance from SFA is not needed to take the additional exam.

You will be required to renew you certification every five years! You will renew from the TEA Educator Certification Login. Make sure you are proactive and do not let your license lapse because you did not renew!