ACT Certified Educator:
K-12 Individual Educators

Demonstrate Excellence as an ACT Certified Educator

Enhance Your Credentials. Boost Student Success.

ACT Certified Educator™is a groundbreaking credentialing program designed for educators and school systems seeking professional development and certification from a trusted and authoritative source.

Educator Certification Process

Application and Eligibility

Becoming an ACT Certified Educator is a simple, three-step process:

  1. Candidates submit an application that is subject to ACT review during registration. 
  2. Candidates participate in an on-site professional learning program. 
  3. Candidates successfully complete a post-course assessment related to the specific program.  

Candidates can earn as many subject area certificates as they desire (i.e., English, reading, writing, math, science). Certification requires successful completion of a qualification assessment for each subject (not required for ACT Certified Educator Basics). Certification in any subject area also requires prior successful completion of the ACT Certified Educator Basics Course.




The ACT Certified Educator Basics, ACT Certified Educator Writing, and ACT Certified Educator Science courses are one day in length, and the other ACT subject-specific courses include two days of instruction. The scheduling of the courses includes the time provided to complete the assessments. Subject-specific certifications are only issued to those who have obtained the ACT Certified Educator Basics credential. 


  • ACT Certified Educator Basics - 8 Hours (1 day)
  • ACT Certified Educator English - 16 Hours (2 days)*
  • ACT Certified Educator Reading - 16 Hours (2 days)*
  • ACT Certified Educator Writing - 8 Hours (1 day)*
  • ACT Certified Educator Math - 16 Hours (2 days)*
  • ACT Certified Educator Science - 16 Hours (2 days)*

*To be eligible for certification, applicants are required to complete the ACT Certified Educator Basics course and pass qualification and certification assessments in the corresponding subject area. 

What ACT Certified Educators are Saying About the Program

"I believe every high school teacher should attend…they will know what is expected of their students on the ACT and help prepare them to be successful."
"When educators are familiar with expectations of their students, they are more equipped to make sure their content aligns with expectations."
"This course more than the others has practical applications and suggestions for instruction on a day-to-day basis. The content…was wonderful."

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