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Obtaining a Librarian Certificate


Librarian certificates may be granted to applicants in the following classifications:

Grade 2 – A Para-Professional Certificate is granted to a person who is a graduate of a four-year college of recognized standing, including or supplemented by at least 12 semester hours in a planned program of library science taken at an institution approved by a state or regional accrediting agency.

Grade 5-B – A Librarian’s Professional Graduate Certificate is granted to a person who holds a master’s degree in the field of librarianship from a library school whose program is accredited by the American Library Association or master’s degree in library and information science from Valdosta State University received during this program’s American Library Association accreditation pre-candidacy/candidacy.

Grade 5-D – A Librarian’s Professional Graduate Certificate is granted to a person who presents foreign credentials which satisfy the Board that he/she has attainments and abilities equivalent to those of a person who is a graduate of a library school whose program is accredited by the American Library Association, as described above, and that he/she is competent to carry on library work ably and efficiently.

Grade 6 – A Librarian’s Advanced Professional Graduate Certificate is granted to a person who qualifies for a Librarian’s Professional Graduate Certificate and who has completed a sixth year or more of planned graduate study in the field of librarianship from a library school whose program is accredited by the American Library Association.

Grade 7 – A Librarian’s Doctoral Certificate is granted to a person who qualifies for a Grade 5(b) Librarian’s Professional Graduate Certificate and who holds an earned doctorate in the field of librarianship from a library school whose master’s degree program is accredited by the American Library Association.

Complete laws and rules are available at this website.






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