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School Administrators

Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

Most states require administrators to be licensed, however there are no licensing requirements for postsecondary school administrators. Requirements to become licensed may include U.S. citizenship or state residency, graduate training in educational administration, experience, and good health and character. In some states, candidates must pass a qualifying examination. You can obtain information on specific requirements from the department of education in your state. Principals in private schools do not need a state-issued license.

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