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CTTIE – Career Tech Education

Career & Technical Trade & Industrial Education (CTTIE) Certification Louisiana offers a CTTIE certificate that authorizes employment of instructors of Secondary Career and Technical Trade and Industrial Education classes. (It does not apply to Technology Education). The instructors must qualify under CTTIE hiring conditions and fulfill renewal guidelines each year to be issued another certificate for the subsequent year.

The CTTIE certificate may be renewed annually if evidence of at least three (3) semester hours of professional CTTIE courses is earned.

    • The CTTIE hours must be earned each year until a minimum of 15 semester hours has been completed by those with no degree;
    • 12 semester hours by those with an associate degree;
    • 9 semester hours by those with a bachelor’s or higher degree; and
    • 6 semester hours by those with a degree in education.

CTTIE-1 Certificates Eligibility Requirements

CTTIE Eligiblity Requirements

  1. Hold a high school diploma, or have passed an equivalency test approved by the Department of Education.
  2. Minimum of four years of full time work experience or 7,680 hours of experience in the selected career and technical field:
      • at least one year of full time work experience or 1,920 hours of the required work experience must have been acquired within the five calendar years immediately prior to certification;
      • graduates of community and technical colleges will be given credit for two years or 3,840 hours of occupational experience if the training is in the field for which the applicant is applying; and
      • graduates with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university will be given credit for two years or 3,840 hours of experience;
      • graduates with an advanced degree from a regionally accredited college or university will be given credit for three years or 5,760 hours of occupational experience;
      • graduates with a technical degree in the selected field and a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university will be given credit for three years or 5,760 hours of occupational experience;
      • graduates with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and an industry based certification (IBC) in the selected field, or who pass the appropriate national occupational competency testing institute (NOCTI) exam if industry-based certification is not available, will be given credit for three years or 5,760 hours of occupational experience;
      • applicants holding current approved industry-based certification, or who pass the approved NOCTI exam if industry-based certification is not available, will be given credit for two years or 3,840 hours of work experience. An industry-based certification may not be combined with educational attainment to qualify for a waiver from all required work experience.
  3. Applicants with an earned baccalaureate degree and who hold an industry-based certification (IBC) in the selected instructional field may also apply years of teaching experience in that field toward the required work experience.
  4. Applicants with prior teaching experience at a postsecondary institution in the selected instructional field may apply those years of teaching at a postsecondary institution toward the required work experience.
  5. In addition to CTTIE certification, a current license must be held when a state or national license is required in the workplace. A state or national license will be recognized as an industry-based certification.
  6. Applicants shall complete a new instructor workshop, if necessary. New instructor workshop must be completed prior to renewal. The department shall make available a list of new instructor course providers on the “Teach Louisiana” website. Applicants with at least three years of effective K-12 teaching experience as defined by Bulletin 130 or three years of post-secondary teaching experience are not subject to this requirement.

CTTIE-2 Certificates Eligibility Requirements

CTTIE Eligiblity Requirements

  1. Applicants shall hold a current, appropriate and recognized industry instructor certificate aligned with the Louisiana Workforce Investment Council IBC list, if applicable as determined by the LDE, or a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. Applicant shall complete a new instructor workshop, if necessary. New instructor workshop must be completed prior to renewal. The department shall make available a list of new instructor course providers on the “Teach Louisiana” website. Applicants with at least three years of effective K-12 teaching experience as defined by Bulletin 130 or three years of post-secondary teaching experience are not subject to this requirement.