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Pupil/Student Services Provider Certification

School Service Provider (SSP) credentials authorize the holder to serve and/or deliver services to children and youth in elementary, middle and secondary grade schools in the District of Columbia. Applicants may be issued an initial or standard SSP credential based upon his/her qualifications.

  • Reading Specialist
  • School Librarian/Media Specialist
  • School Audiologist
  • School Counselor
  • School Social Worker
  • School Speech Pathologist
  • School Psychologist

Please choose a menu item below for information regarding SSP credentials:

School-based Health Professionals
OSSE recommends that school-based health professionals practicing as audiologists, counselors, social workers, speech language pathologists and psychologists who are currently employed at a DC public charter school or private school, contact the applicable professional licensing board within the DC Department of Health for information regarding licensing requirements to operate in those facilities.