Teaching Provisional Permit

The Provisional Teaching Permit may be issued to applicants who do not meet all of the recent college or employment experience requirements for a regular certificate. A Provisional Teaching Permit is valid for teaching in all Nebraska schools unless someone applies for a nonpublic certificate only. A Provisional Teaching Permit expires August 31 in the second year following the year of issuance and cannot be renewed.

The requirements for a Provisional Teaching Permit include the following:

  1. An application and fee in the TEACH system  (Please note that registration for TEACH is required before an application can be submitted.)
  2. Fingerprints (required only if someone has lived outside of Nebraska in the past five years)
  3. Official Transcript(s) showing a Bachelor’s Degree
  4. Institutional Verification – This form is used to show that a program was completed. The form is sent electronically to Nebraska colleges and universities.
  5.  Courses Required for Completion – This form is used for anyone who needs to take fifteen semester hours of credit in education-related coursework from a standard institution of higher education.
  6. Educator Certificate – A certificate is required only for those who have not been certified in Nebraska.
  7. Employment Verification – This form is required for those who have employment experience in a school district/system outside of Nebraska.
  8. Content Test – Nebraska only accepts the Praxis Content test and is required for each new endorsement added to a certificate after September 1, 2015.  For the most up-to-date list of tests accepted by Nebraska and for information on how to register for a test, visit the ETS website.
  9. Human Relations Training

Deficiencies (items that need to be completed before a regular certificate can be issued) that can be placed on a Provisional Teaching Permit may include the following:

  1. An official transcript showing the completion of six semester hours of credit in education-related coursework from a standard institution of higher education.
  2. An official transcript showing the completion of fifteen semester hours of credit in education-related coursework from a standard institution of higher education.
  3. Completion of a basic skills test or verification of two consecutive years of educational experience in the immediate past five years while holding a regular teaching certificate.
  4. An official transcript showing the completion of the special education requirement.

More information on how to send supporting documents can be found in the FAQ section of this website.

Updated February 4, 2022 11:58am