Occupational Board Reform Act

General Information

Committee of Jurisdiction:Education
Occupation Regulated:State Substitute Teaching Permit
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 Rules 21-24 and partners closely with school districts, colleges, and individuals throughout the certification process to provide quality learning experiences for students throughout their elementary and secondary education.
Regulated Professionals:2574
Year Created:1937
Year Active:1937
Sunset Date:None


Statutory Authorization:79-808; 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, ยง 005
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 2020-2019:0
Held FY 2020-2019:0
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


Support Staff:5
Shared or Separate:Shared (The budget accounts for all certification activities.)
FY 2020-2019 Budget:589635
FY 2019-2018 Budget:603883
FY 2018-2017 Budget:619038
FY 2017-2016 Budget:591651
FY 2016-2015 Budget:561263
Other Funding Sources:Educator Certification is self funded by fees.
Spending Authority:877995


Government Certificates Issued:2574
Issued Certificate Descriptions:The State Substitute teaching permit is valid for teaching in all teaching endorsement areas in all Nebraska school systems. The State Substitute permit holder may be employed to teach by a school system only on a non-contractual basis.
Government Certificates Revoked:0
Revoked Certificate Descriptions:There were no state substitute permits that were revoked.
Government Certificates Denied:0
Denied Certificate Descriptions:There were no state substitute permits that were denied.
Government Certificates Penalties Against:0
Penalty Certificate Descriptions:There were no state substitute permits that had penalties against assessed.
Explanation of Effectiveness:https://nebraskalegislature.gov/pdf/SurveyDocs/explanation1600802477.pdf
Potential Harm
Regulation Comparison:https://nebraskalegislature.gov/pdf/SurveyDocs/comparison1600802477.pdf
Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):No
Survey Submitted: September 22, 2020 02:21 PM