The best source for certification questions and forms is Teach LIVE!
To teach in a public school, teachers must be certified. Teachers are certified by completing a teacher preparation program – either a traditional program or an alternative program:
Please review your current certification status. If you are in need of a first time certificate, update, renewal or add-on, the link to the Louisiana Department of Education certification applications may be found by clicking here Teach LIVE!
There is a fee for updating your certificate and the state requires electronic payment. (Fee amounts vary per application)
STEP 1: Set up an account in Teach Live – Login instructions listed below
STEP 2: Download and Complete the appropriate application
STEP 3: Pay all fees on-line and print verification of payment
STEP 4: Submit the completed application and payment verification to the IPSB – Human Resources Office
(e-mail submission is accepted)
STEP 5: IPSB Human Resources Office will complete the employer portion and submit to the state website
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