You must meet three criteria to apply for the paraprofessional credential:
- Two years' experience as a paraprofessional in the same district.
- Successful completion of the ParaPro test.
- Sufficient evidence in meeting all competencies with a minimum of 60 total clock hours.
The Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board has more detailed information on its website.
Paras may apply during April and November each year.
Download the Paraprofessional Credential Competency Grid here!
For more information, contact Education Minnesota field organizer Sarah Derdoski.