South Carolina Teacher Reciprocity Agreements

South Carolina offers educators from out-of-state the opportunity to use reciprocity agreements and their current credentials to gain teaching certification in South Carolina. There are two main certifications available to out-of-state teachers: 1.)  Reciprocal Initial Certification and 2.) Reciprocal Professional Certification. The Reciprocal Professional Certification requires verification of at least 27 months of full-time teaching experience. The Reciprocal Initial Certification is for candidates who have not yet gained 27 months of professional experience.

For more information about requirements and the process for certification through reciprocity, explore the South Carolina Department of Education website, or call 803-896-0325.

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

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

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