APA Process 

On June 16, 2017, the State Board of Education (SBE) granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Process to revise Guidelines and Clarification of Requirements for Issuance of Career and Technical Education (Occupational Educator) Licenses to include revisions to the CTE endorsements below.

             966 Career Pathway: Automotive Technician
             992 Career Pathway: Agriculture and Environmental Science and Technology (AEST)
             309 Special Populations Personnel
             Guidelines for Postsecondary Interim Career and Technical Education Certification

Please submit written comments to Cory Murphy, Office of Educator Licensure, 359 N. West Street, Post Office Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205-0771. You may also submit comments in writing by e-mail ( or by fax at 601-359-2778.

All comments must be received in the Office of Educator Licensure no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 31, 2017. APA Comments will be presented to the board on August 17, 2017.

APA Listserv Signup

Section 25-43-3.103 of the Mississippi Code provides requirements for proper filing with the Secretary of State for publication in the Administrative Bulletin.  Beginning March 1, 2015, the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) will no longer provide courtesy notification of APA submissions.  In order to receive notice of Board approved APA filings, all interested parties will need to make an official request to the MDE by registering your email address with the MDE APA listserv.  Only those who have properly registered will receive notice of agency APA submissions within three (3) days after proper filing with the Secretary of State’s Office.

To sign up for the APA Listserv notifications, click the link below:

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