Levels of Certification
There are two levels of certification an applicant may earn: full and provisional. Both levels qualify the applicant to apply for the Native American Language, PreK-12 Certificate through the Arizona Department of Education.
Full Certification – the applicant demonstrates proficiency in all four tested areas by earning a score of 80% or higher in each section of the exam.
Provisional Certification – the applicant demonstrates proficiency in the oral component of the test with a score of 80% or higher, but not in all of the other three (3) components.
Those individuals certified as provisionally proficient are required to complete additional professional development units before applying for recertification.
**Elders only need to pass the oral component with a score of 80% or higher to earn full-certification