Please keep me informed
If your Public Librarian Professional Certification was issued after January 1, 2010, please fill out this form. It will help Grace Riario, your public service consultant to keep you updated in upcoming continuing education workshops provided by RCLS and other organizations.
We will keep you update as new information from the NY State Library become available regarding the process of submitting your hours.
2015 will be the first year that public librarians would have to submitted their hours in order to keep their certification in good standing.
When did I received my Public Librarian Certification?
Please click NYS Certified Public Librarian Search and type your last name in the search box.Your name and issue date of your certification should appear. The most important information is the date when your certificate was issued. (Thanks to Janet Lukas for providing us with the link).
Who is required to complete 60 hours of professional development every five-year?
Any Public Librarian whose Public Librarian Professional Certification was issued after January 1, 2010.
The New York State Board of Regents revised Commissioner's Regulation regarding certification of public librarians. Public librarian professional certificates issued as of January 1, 2010, and thereafter shall only remain valid when 60 hours of professional development are completed every five-year period. Such periods will be defined as every five years from the initial certificate date.