What is the Georgia PSC?

In July 1991, a legislative mandate was enacted which created the Professional Standards Commission (PSC) as a separate government agency, removed from the Georgia Department of Education, with the central responsibility for establishing a certification / licensure process that is streamlined, understandable, and flexible in order to remove barriers and to attract qualified individuals to the education profession. Specifically, the PSC’s major purposes are to:

  • Simplify and make more efficient the process of certifying educational personnel in Georgia;
  • Attract the highest possible number of qualified personnel to become educators in Georgia;
  • Promote the hiring of qualified educators from other states;
  • Improve the level of preparation of educators.