• Educator Certification

    The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) and Charleston County School District (CCSD) require that all district and school professional staff members hold appropriate credentials for the positions they occupy in order to meet accreditation standards mandated by State Board of Education Regulation 43-300.  

    Helpful Certification Reminders

    • Maintain a valid, current teaching certificate as required for your current position with CCSD.  Share a copy of your certificate with your principal each year.  
    • Review your Certification Status (Name, Certificate Type, Class, Years of Experience, Expiration Date, and Mailing Address).  Print a copy of your Educator License to check your mailing address.  Educators are responsible for updating all information relevant to their SC Certificate and should work directly with the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) for any changes that need to be made.
    • It is the responsibility of the employee to notify the Human Resources Department (via email to HRinfo@charleston.k12.sc.us) of any SCDE certificate updates to Class and Years of Experience, as these designations are used to calculate teacher and certified administrator compensation.

    Contact CCSD's Human Resources for more assistance