Louisiana Teacher Reciprocity Agreements

Louisiana offers two types of teaching certificate to applicants who are from out-of-state and who have also completed teacher education program and currently hold a valid teaching certification from their state. The first certification, for those who have completed the Louisiana Praxis examination or the NTE examination, is a Level 1 Professional Certification - valid for 3-years. The second option is the Out-of-State Certification. The Out-of-State certification is for those who have not yet completed the examinations required by Louisiana. This certification is good for 3 years and is not renewable. You must complete required deficiencies during this 3 year period.

For more information, explore the Louisiana Department of Education website or call 877-453-2721.

The following are member states of the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement who have signed reciprocity agreements with Louisiana.

Alabama Maine New York Vermont
Arizona Maryland North Carolina Virginia
Arkansas Massachusetts North Dakota Washington
California Michigan Oklahoma West Virginia
Colorado Mississippi Oregon Wisconsin
Delaware Missouri Pennsylvania Wyoming
Florida Montana Rhode Island  
Georgia Nebraska South Carolina  
Hawaii Nevada South Dakota  
Idaho New Hampshire Tennessee  
Illinois New Jersey Texas  
Kansas New Mexico Utah