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The twelve 912) semester hours should include courses in reference, technical services, collection development, and library management.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="320-3-.01(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A Grade 2 Certificate is valid for positions involving duties of a para-professional nature in a library that comes under the provisions of the certification law, provided that the work is done under the supervision of a full-time professional librarian.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="320-3-.01(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Librarian's Professional Graduate Certificate may be classified as Grade 5(b) or Grade 5(d). <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="320-3-.01(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A Grade 5(b) 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.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="320-3-.01(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A Grade 5(d) 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 in paragraph (a) above, and that he/she is competent to carry on library work ably and efficiently.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="320-3-.01(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Librarian's Advanced Professional Graduate Certificate is classified as Grade 6. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="320-3-.01(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A Grade 6 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.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="320-3-.01(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A Grade 6 Certificate is valid for any professional position in any library that comes under the provisions of the certificate law.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="320-3-.01(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Librarian's Doctoral Certificate is classified as Grade 7. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="320-3-.01(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A Grade 7 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.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="320-3-.01(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A Grade 7 Certificate is valid for any professional position in any library that comes under the provisions of the certification law.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="320-3-.01(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Licensees who were issued a Grade 5(a) Librarian's Professional Certificate prior to November 1, 1982, may renew or reinstate their certificates at that grade level. Licensees who were issued a Grade 3 or Grade 5(c) certificate prior to February 18, 1988, may renew or reinstate their certificates at that grade level.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/320-3-.02" name="320-3-.02" title="320-3-.02">Rule 320-3-.02 Application by Military or Transitioning Service Member or Spouse</a></h2> <P>Beginning July 1, 2017 for applicants of good moral character that can provide proof of active duty as a National Guard or U.S. Military service member, a transitioning service member, or a member on separation leave within 24 months of retirement or 12 months of separation as those terms are defined in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-1-34&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-1-34</a>, or provide proof that the applicant is a spouse of these service members, the Board may issue a registration, license or certification as follows:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="320-3-.02(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants identifying themselves as such must provide documentation to demonstrate their status to the Board;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="320-3-.02(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant obtained a specialty, certification, training, or experience in the military while a service member or spouse which substantially meets or exceeds the requirements to obtain a license in this state. For the purposes of this rule, an application for Grade 2 Certification under this section may be issued with Board approval if the applicant provides documentation of the equivalent of 12 semesters hours Library Science or at least one year of equivalent librarian work experience at a military base, or at an academic or public library; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="320-3-.02(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Complete applications from a Military or Transitioning Service Member or his or her Spouse will be given priority processing.</td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/320-3-.01" name="320-3-.01" title="320-3-.01">Rule 320-3-.01 Grades of Certification for Librarians</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/320-3-.02" name="320-3-.02" title="320-3-.02">Rule 320-3-.02 Application by Military or Transitioning Service Member or Spouse</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2019 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia">Email Us</a> | 844-838-0769 | <a href="http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en" target="_blank" onclick="if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('opera') != -1 && window.event.preventDefault)window.event.preventDefault();this.newWindow = window.open('http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en&url='+escape(document.location.href)+'&referrer='+escape(document.referrer), 'webim','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,status=1,menubar=0,width=640,height=480,resizable=1');this.newWindow.focus();this.newWindow.opener=window;return false;">Live Chat</a> </div> </div> </body> </html>