We’re dedicated to keeping you informed with the latest updates related to COVID-19. We strive to provide you with clear information and will continue to release new information. We are aware of how disruptive school closures may be to your current progression but rest assured – we are working with state officials, district and campus administration, our field supervisors, and individuals within the organization to determine the best path forward. To continue working toward your certification, we encourage you to finish your online Pre-Service Training.

Review the timeline below to recap all recent communications:

Governor Whitmer announces Executive Order 2020-35, suspending all in-person instruction in Michigan K-12 schools through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year

Pearson VUE testing centers announce they will remain closed through April 30, 2020

Michigan Department of Education releases MEMO #COVID-19-040, which allows candidates without a completed First Aid/CPR course to be issued an initial teacher certification, provided all other requirements are met

Michigan Department of Education releases MEMO #COVID-19-041, which allows candidates who have not passed a Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC), and are employed for the 2019-2020 academic year, to apply for a daily substitute permit and use instructional days taught on that permit (so long as the candidate qualifies and is issued an Interim Teaching Certificate (ITC) in the same endorsement area), toward the 450 day time-taught requirement

Please check back in for an update on Pearson VUE testing centers


  • Log into your Intern Portal and complete your training.
  • If you’re currently on an ITC or daily substitute permit, request a letter on district letterhead from campus administration, with the amount of instructional days you’ve worked during the 2019-2020 school year.