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CTTIE Certification

Career and Technical Trade & Industrial Education (CTTIE) certification is for persons who teach courses such as welding, carpentry, nursing, culinary arts, TV production, Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG), etc.

To be eligible for a CTTIE teaching license with the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE), the following is required:

  1. Candidate must have been offered a CTTIE teaching position by a school/school district.
  2. Candidate must complete the CTTIE Instructor Workshop (offered by LRCE each summer)*.
  3. Candidate must hold applicable Industry Based Certification (IBC) if required by the LDOE for the courses to be taught.
  4. Employing school/school district must submit CTTIE license application on behalf of the CTTIE teacher.

*CTTIE Instructor Workshop is not required for persons who hold a valid Level 1, 2, or 3 or Type C, B, A or OS Louisiana teaching certificate and do not have three years of successful teaching experience.

New CTTIE teachers are issued a CTTIE-1 license if the above requirements are met, and the license is valid for a period of one year from the date of issuance.  The CTTIE-1 license is renewable for a maximum of five years while holder completes the below requirements.  Upon completion of requirements, application for a CTTIE-2 license (valid for five years) may be submitted to the LDOE.  Requirements to reach CTTIE-2 are determined by the CTTIE teacher’s highest level of education as follows:

Educational Background of Applicant
Total Semester/Contact Hours Required*
High School Diploma (or equivalent)15 semester hours or 225 contact hours
Associate Degree 12 semester hours or 180 contact hours
Baccalaureate Degree9 semester hours or 135 contact hours
Graduate Degree6 semester hours or 90 contact hours
Valid LA teaching certificate (Level 1, 2, 3; Type C, B, A or OS3 semester hours or 45 contact hours
(CTTIE Instructor Workshop is NOT required.)
Three years of post-secondary teaching experience3 semester hours or 45 contact hours
(CTTIE Instructor Workshop IS required.)
*3 semester hours = one semester university course; contact hours are clock hours completed via professional development training sessions such as LRCE’s Saturday Seminar Series. THE ABOVE HOURS MUST BE IN THE AREA OF EDUCATION PEDAGOGY; HOURS COMPLETED FOR IBCs DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS REQUIREMENT.

For specific state requirements for license eligibility based on courses to be taught, click here:

Bulletin 746 Chapter 5 CTTIE

For more information about the LDOE’s Jump Start Career Education initiative, click here: http://www.louisianabelieves.com/courses/jump-start-career-education