Certified Employee Process

Certified Employment Process

Certificate Changes

Educators employed with Lancaster County School District are responsible for submitting and/or reporting all changes of their certifications/licenses, including degree status, years of experience, name, address, and any other changes, to the HR Coordinator II in a timely manner.


Certificate Area/Endorsement Change

After the South Carolina State Department of Education has modified your certificate to reflect an area or endorsement change, submit a copy of your changed certificate, along with Request Change Action form to Human Resources for the district system to be updated.


Certificate Related Pay Change

After the South Carolina State Department of Education has modified your certificate to reflect a degree upgrade or additional years of experience, please submit a copy of your changed certificate, along with the Request Change Action form to Human Resources for your pay change to be processed. Your pay change can only be made based on your certificate. Transcripts and any documentation, other than your certificate, cannot be used by the district for certificate related pay changes.

The effective date placed on your certificate by the SCSDE will be the date entered for the start of your pay change. All July 1 effective dates will be entered in the district system for the pay change to begin on the first day of pay the following school year, as this is the first day worked with your certificate change.

To View/Print Your Certificate

To print your certificate, go to www.ed.sc.gov, click Educators, Certification, click View Certification Status under Application. Log-in and then click the word Academic next to the icon of a printer.


Certification Processes

… Professional Development Manual

… Request for Change Action form


National Board/Compensations click here


Alternative Programs (e.g., CATE, ABCTE, PACE)

Reference http://ed.sc.gov/educators/teaching-in-south-carolina/career-changers/alternative-certification/


Required Credentials for Professional Staff Members in the Instructional Programs of SC Public School

Reference /http://ed.sc.gov/educators/certification/certification-forms/forms/required-credentials-for-professional-staff-members/