Ariz. Admin. Code § R7-2-621 - Reciprocity

Current through Register Vol. 48, No. 14, April 8, 2022

A. The Board shall issue a comparable standard Arizona certificate or endorsement as applicable, if one is established pursuant to this Article, to an applicant who holds a valid certificate or endorsement from another state and is in good standing with that other state. These applicants are exempt from all provisions of the Arizona Teacher proficiency examinations.
1. B. Standard certificates shall be valid for 12 years and are renewable.
2. C. The applicant shall possess a valid fingerprint clearance card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
D. The applicant shall have completed the required class or passed a satisfactory examination on the provisions and principles of the Constitutions of the United States and Arizona.
3. E. Notwithstanding any other provision, the deficiencies allowed pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes in Arizona Constitution and United States Constitution shall be satisfied prior to the issuance of the same type of certificate prescribed in this Article, but are subject to suspension as follows:
a. 1. An applicant's standard Arizona teaching certificate shall be suspended three years from the date of issuance if the applicant has not completed the required class or passed a satisfactory examination on the provisions and principles of the Constitutions of the United States and Arizona.
b. 2. An applicant's standard Arizona teaching certificate shall be suspended one year from the date of issuance if the applicant has not completed the required class or passed a satisfactory examination on the provisions and principles of the Constitutions of the United States and Arizona if the applicant applies for a certificate authorizing the person to teach an academic course that focuses predominantly on history, government, social studies, citizenship, law or civics.

B. The Board shall issue a comparable Arizona supervisor, principal or superintendent certificate to an applicant who holds a valid equivalent certificate from another state, that included a requirement to pass that state's administrator exams in order to be certificated in that state if required at the time of certification, and is in good standing with that other state.

1. Certificates shall be valid for eight years and are renewable.

2. The applicant shall possess a valid fingerprint clearance card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

3. The suspension for a deficiency in the Constitutions of the United States and Arizona is not considered a disciplinary action and the applicant shall be allowed to correct that deficiency within the remaining time of the standard certification.

Notes

Ariz. Admin. Code § R7-2-621
New Section recodified from R7-2-620 at 15 A.A.R. 2146, effective August 25, 2008 (Supp. 09-4). Former R7-2-621 recodified to R7-2-622; new R7-2-621 recodified from R7-2-620at 16 A.A.R. 68, effective December 8, 2008 (Supp. 10-1). Amended by exempt rulemaking at 16 A.A.R. 135, effective September 21, 2009 (Supp. 10-1). Amended by exempt rulemaking at 22 A.A.R. 219, effective 5/4/2015. Amended by exempt rulemaking at 22 A.A.R. 2248, effective 8/6/2016. Amended by exempt rulemaking at 24 A.A.R. 195, effective 8/9/2017.

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