Occupational Board Reform Act

General Information

Committee of Jurisdiction:Education
Occupation Regulated:Standard Administrative Certificate
Occupational Board:Nebraska Department of Education
Contact:Clayton Waddle
Purpose:Educator Certification is responsible for the issuance of certificates or permits to qualified individuals to teach, provide special services, and administer in Nebraska schools. Educator Certification complies with the Nebraska Department of Education Ru
Regulated Professionals:5230
Year Created:1937
Year Active:1937
Sunset Date:None


Statutory Authorization:79-801; 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, ยง 004
Parent Agency:


Number of Members:
Who Appoints:
Legislative Approval:
Qualifications of Members:
Per Diem:
Expense Reimbursement:
Term Length:
Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:


Required FY 2019-2018:0
Held FY 2019-2018:0
Required FY 2018-2017:0
Held FY 2018-2017:0
Required FY 2017-2016:0
Held FY 2017-2016:0
Required FY 2016-2015:0
Held FY 2016-2015:0
Required FY 2015-2014:0
Held FY 2015-2014:0


Support Staff:5
Shared or Separate:Shared (The budget accounts for all certification activities.)
FY 2019-2018 Budget:603883
FY 2018-2017 Budget:619038
FY 2017-2016 Budget:591651
FY 2016-2015 Budget:561263
FY 2015-2014 Budget:582081
Other Funding Sources:Educator Certification is self funded by fees.
Spending Authority:877995


Government Certificates Issued:3782
Issued Certificate Descriptions:Standard administrative certificates are issued to those who have completed a program of study and wish to be endorsed in the area of principal, special educator supervisor, or curriculum director.
Government Certificates Revoked:5
Revoked Certificate Descriptions:The revoked certificates included a ten year revocation, four year revocation, a permanent revocation, and two different three year revocation.
Government Certificates Denied:0
Denied Certificate Descriptions:There were no standard administrative certificates that were denied.
Government Certificates Penalties Against:1
Penalty Certificate Descriptions:The certificate was suspended for one year.
Explanation of Effectiveness:https://nebraskalegislature.gov/pdf/SurveyDocs/explanation1572296330.pdf
Potential HarmIf this certificate is no longer available, educators would not be able to become certified as a principal, curriculum director, or special education supervisor.
Regulation Comparison:https://nebraskalegislature.gov/pdf/SurveyDocs/comparison1572296330.pdf
Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):No
Survey Submitted: October 28, 2019 03:58 PM