Ariz. Admin. Code § R7-2-618 - Fees

A. The Superintendent of Public Instruction or the Superintendent's designee shall collect proper fees for certification services and shall transmit the fees to the state Treasurer. The following fees are established for certification services:
1. Evaluation of qualification for a certificate: $30.
2. Evaluation of qualification for an endorsement: $30.
3. Issuance of a certificate, endorsement, or letter of non-qualification: $30.
4. Renewal of a certificate: $20.
5. Name change, duplicate copy, or changes of coding to existing files or certificates: $20.
B. Fees shall be paid by credit or debit card, money order, cashier's check, certified check, business check, or personal check and shall be made payable to the order of the Arizona Department of Education. If a check offered in payment for services is not cleared by the financial institution, the applicant shall be notified to pay the fees by money order or certified check. If a certificate has been issued or renewed and payment is not received within two weeks of notification to the applicant, the Department may file a statement of complaint pursuant to R7-2-1302. If a certificate or renewal has not been issued, no certificate or renewal shall be issued until the fees are paid by cashier's check or money order.
C. Fees paid pursuant to this Section are not refundable.
D. Notwithstanding this Section and pursuant to A.R.S. § 41-1080.01, the Superintendent or the Superintendent's designee shall waive any certification fee for initial certification, including for endorsements, for any of the following individuals if the individual is applying for the specific certification or endorsement in this state for the first time:
1. Any individual applicant whose family income does not exceed 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines;
2. Any active duty military service member's spouse.
3. Any honorably discharged veteran who has been discharged not more than two years before application.
E. Applicants who are requesting a waiver of a certification fee shall submit an attestation and appropriate documentation verifying that they meet the criteria as described in subsection (D).


Ariz. Admin. Code § R7-2-618
New Section adopted by final rulemaking at 5 A.A.R. 2002, effective May 27, 1999 (Supp. 99-2). Former R7-2-618 recodified to R7-2-619; new R7-2-618 recodified from R7-2-617 at 15 A.A.R. 2146, effective August 25, 2008 (Supp. 09-4). Former R7-2-618 recodified to R7-2-619; new R7-2-618 recodified from R7-2-617at 16 A.A.R. 68, effective December 8, 2008 (Supp. 10-1). Amended by exempt rulemaking at 16 A.A.R. 1249, effective May 24, 2010 (Supp. 10-4). Amended by final exempt rulemaking at 29 A.A.R. 183, effective 12/9/2022.

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