Exemptions are provided to aspiring paraprofessionals who hold a high school diploma and
seek to obtain paraprofessional licensure.
Individuals who hold a high school diploma will be eligible for a short-term approval
endorsed for a paraprofessional educator (ELS-PARA). Before the validity period of this
approval expires, the educator must pass the paraprofessional competency test and apply
for the ELS-PARA. Doing so will allow the educator to receive the Educator License with
Stipulations endorsed for Paraprofessional which is required to continue to work as a
paraprofessional. Educators can apply for the approval in their ELIS accounts. The short-term
approval is not renewable and requires a $50 application fee.
This would apply only to aspiring paraprofessionals who hold a high school diploma and do
not meet licensure requirements otherwise.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!