Chapter 320-3 CERTIFICATION OF LIBRARIANS
Para-Professional Certificate is classified as Grade 2.
|(2)|| Librarian's Professional Graduate
Certificate may be classified as Grade 5(b) or Grade 5(d).
|(3)|| Librarian's Advanced Professional
Graduate Certificate is classified as Grade 6.
|(4)|| Librarian's Doctoral Certificate is
classified as Grade 7.
|(5)||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.|
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. § 43-1-34, or provide proof that the applicant is a spouse of these service members, the Board may issue a registration, license or certification as follows:
|(a)||Applicants identifying themselves as such must provide documentation to demonstrate their status to the Board;|
|(b)||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|
|(c)||Complete applications from a Military or Transitioning Service Member or his or her Spouse will be given priority processing.|