• 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.  

    Our partner, TeachSC, is a program that provides free support to anyone who’s thinking about becoming a teacher. When you sign up, you get perks like 1-on-1 coaching, up to $100 back in fee reimbursements towards expenses related to applying to our program (including testing and fingerprints), and a chance to win a regional $1,000 scholarship!

    To capitalize on the application fee reimbursement, you just have to create a TeachSC account here before you apply to an educator certification program. Once you have subscribed to TeachSC and applied to a program, you can submit your application fee reimbursement here and apply for the TeachSC scholarship here!

    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 name and contact information relevant to their SC Certificate.  


    Contact CCSD’s Human Resources  for assistance.

  • Types of Certification