Application for Public Librarian's Professional Certificate

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Name (Print or type)

                                     First                               Middle                               Last

Clearly print or type your name in the space provided below as you wish it to appear on the certificate.

First Name

Middle Name (or initial)
Last Name

Mailing Address
          Street                                                        City                               State                       Zip Code

Home Phone ______________________________
Work Phone ________________________________

E-mail address ______________________________________________

Having met all requirements, I hereby apply for a public librarian’s professional certificate. I understand that, in order to maintain active certification, I must complete 60 hours of professional development every five-year period, such period to be defined from the initial certificate date.


Degree-Granting Institution*

*Verification of MLS, in the form of an official transcript from the degree-granting institution, must be provided by applicant unless such verification has been submitted by the degree-granting institution.

Check one:
    ___ Transcript enclosed  ___ Transcript to be forwarded by degree-granting institution

Name of Degree-Granting Institution       City/State __________________________________________________________________________________________
Degree Granted

Last Four Digits of Social Security Number: X X X - X X - ___ ___ ___ ___

          Signature of Applicant                                                                                           Date

Check for $5 payable to the State Education Department must accompany application.


Fee Paid _______________

Check # ________________




Date Issued____________

Please return this form to:
Public Librarian Certification
The State Education Department
Division of Library Development
Cultural Education Center - Room 10B41
Albany, New York 12230

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