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CERTIFICATION


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CENTA Certification currently consists of five Micro-Credentials.


* All five Micro-Credentials can be taken independently and at the candidate’s own pace. CENTA Micro-Credentials are relevant for specific roles/opportunities. All five modules, when completed successfully, add up to the CENTA Certification. Additional specialist modules will be added over time; for example, Technology in Education, Diversity & Inclusion.


Details of competencies tested in each Micro-Credential, along with submission requirements and the assessment instruments used

Please mouse over each Micro-Credential to see the competencies attested

*Basic subject understanding, and verbal & written communication skills will be tested in all Micro-Credentials.

Subject
Expertise
  • Knowledge, Conceptual Understanding and Application of the subject;
  • Linkages with other topics of the same subject and with other subjects;
  • Purpose of the subject in overall development of the student.

  • * Not available in Primary subject track
Classroom Communication
  • Understanding of different classroom management techniques and their implementation;
  • Understanding of Child Development and Diversity;
  • Ability to engage and motivate students;
  • Verbal Communication Skills (language, comprehension, structuring, sensitivity, etc.).
Content
Development
& Planning
  • Lesson Planning including defining learning objectives, pedagogical methods and resources;
  • Understanding of Child Learning and Development stages, including Diversity in learning patterns;
  • Written Communication Skills (language, comprehension, structuring, sensitivity, etc.)

  • * Not available in Level 1
Student
Assessment
& Remediation
  • Understanding of different purposes of assessment and it’s design; linkage with appropriate methods and tools;
  • Deriving qualitative and quantitative insights;
  • Development of suitable individual learning plans and communication of feedback to students/ parents;
Professional Competencies
  • Self awareness and development;
  • Self awareness and development;
  • Interaction with peers;
  • Engagment with parents and community;
  • Knowledge of relevant Regulations;
  • Overall academic and non-academic planning with focus on appropriate sequence and linkages;
  • Skills such as problem solving, interpersonal skills, work planning and time managment, basic computer literacy.
  • Verbal and Written Communication Skills (language, comprehension, structuring, sensitivity, etc.)

  • * Not Available in Level 1
  • Knowledge, Conceptual Understanding and Application of the subject;
  • Linkages with other topics of the same subject and with other subjects;
  • Purpose of the subject in overall development of the student.

  • * Not available in Primary subject track
  • Lesson Planning including defining learning objectives, pedagogical methods and resources;
  • Understanding of Child Learning and Development stages, including Diversity in learning patterns;
  • Written Communication skills (structuring, language, etc.)

  • * Not available in Level 1
  • Understanding of different purposes of assessment and it’s design; linkage with appropriate methods and tools;
  • Deriving qualitative and quantitative insights;
  • Development of suitable individual learning plans and communication of feedback to students/ parents;
  • Self awareness and development;
  • Interaction with peers;
  • Engagment with parents and community;
  • Knowledge of relevant Regulations;
  • Overall academic and non-academic planning with focus on appropriate sequence and linkages;
  • Skills such as problem solving, interpersonal skills, work planning and time managment, basic computer literacy.
  • * Not Available in Level 1
  • Understanding of different classroom management techniques and their implementation;
  • Understanding of Child Development and Diversity;
  • Ability to engage and motivate students;
  • Verbal communication (language, comprehension, structuring, sensitivity, etc.).





Choose from 14 different subject tracks.

Primary (Grade 1 to 5) Middle School (Grade 6 to 8) High School* (Grade 9 to 12)
English, Math, EVS
Hindi, Math, EVS
Tamil, Math, EVS
Telugu, Math, EVS
English
Math
Social Studies
Science
English
Math
Economics
Physics
Chemistry
Biology

* From January 2019 onwards the High School subject tracks will be split into Secondary (Grade 9 and 10) and Senior Secondary (Grade 11 and 12)

The syllabus is Board agnostic. More subjects will be added over time.

Choose the level tailored for you.


  • New School Teachers - Subject Expertise & Classroom Communication Micro-Credentials
  • Supplemental Teachers - Subject Expertise Micro-Credential
  • Professional Fellows in education - Opportunity to complete relevant Certification Micro-Credentials along with fellowship
  • Mid Career professionals volunteering in or entering teacher - Subject Expertise & Classroom Communication Micro-Credentials
  • Subject leads for a school or organization or network - Subject Expertise Micro-Credential
  • Coordinators/Coaches - Student Assessment and Classroom Communication Micro-Credentials
  • Contributors to textbooks or technology-based content - Content Development & Planning or Student Assessment & Remediation Micro-Credentials
  • Supplemental teachers - Subject Expertise Micro-Credential
  • Subject leads for a school or organization or network - Subject Expertise Micro-Credential
  • Coordinators/Coaches - Student Assessment and Classroom Communication Micro-Credentials
  • Vice Principal/Principal - Professional Competencies Micro-Credentials
  • Textbook authors or tech-in-ed product heads - Content Development & Planning or Student Assessment & Remediation Micro-Credentials
  • Supplemental teachers - Subject Expertise Micro-Credential


Please note that the number of years of experience for defining levels is only meant to be a guideline and candidates should refer to theCENTA Standards to select the level that suits their experience and competencies the best.

Fully-technology enabled, you can take it online from anywhere, at your convenience.


  • CENTA Certification is fully technology-enabled. Each Micro-Credential involves 1-2 tests and 2-4 submissions. The tests will be conducted on pre-decided dates in the month which is chosen by the Candidate and the submissions can be made any time during the particular month. Details of the schedule are in the Registration Form.
  • The Assessment of the Submissions is undertaken by a panel of Expert Assessors.
  • Level 1 candidates do NOT need classroom access for any Micro-Credential.
  • Level 2 and Level 3 candidates do NOT need classroom access for Subject Expertise, Content Development & Planning and Student Assesment & Remediation. For Classroom Communication, they need to submit classroom videos, which can be submitted within six months of getting a scorecard based on the test and other submissions.
  • Similarly, for Professional Competencies, they will be required to arrange for surveys of their peers, students etc. which can also be submitted within six months of getting a scorecard based on the test and other submissions.
  • Please note the entire process will be concluded ONLY after submission of classroom videos and surveys, respectively. However, the candidate will get the scorecard.

If you have participated in CENTA Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad (TPO) in the same subject-grade combination, your TPO scores can be considered in place of certain objective questions in the Proctored Assessment. Different CENTA Standards tested in the Micro-Credential have different weightages in the process.

Details of competencies tested in each Micro-Credential, along with submission requirements and the assessment instruments used


Earn a CENTA Micro-Credential

Earn all five CENTA Micro-Credentials to get the CENTA Certification


One week or one month, take your pick.


The submission timeline for each Micro-Credential can be spread over a month/30 days. The proctored test will be scheduled in the last week of the one-month window (on Friday-Saturday unless it is a public holiday, in which case it will be scheduled for the following day).

CENTA will declare the results within two months of the candidate taking a particular Micro-Credential. For instance, if a candidate enrols in December, the results will be declared in February.Enrolment for the CENTA Certification in any subject-grade will start when the first Micro-Credential for the particular subject-grade combination is available.


* Please find key below
Month PRI
(EN)
PRI
(HN)
PRI
(TA)
PRI
(TE)
MEN
(EN)
MSC
(EN)
MSS
(EN)
MMA
(EN)
HEN
(EN)
HMA
(EN)
HPH
(EN)
HCH
(EN)
HBI
(EN)
HEC
(EN)
March CC
CD
SA
PC
CC
SE
CD
SA
PC
CC
SE
CD
SA
PC
CC
SE
CD
SA
PC
April CC
SE
PC
CC
SE
PC
CC
SE
PC
May CC
PC
CC
PC
CC
PC
CD
SA
CD
SA
CD
SA
CC
SE
PC
CC
SE
PC
CC
SE
PC
CC
SE
PC
June CD
SA
CD
SA
CD
SA
CD
SA
CD
SA
CD
SA
CD
SA
Module PRI
(EN)
PRI
(HN)
PRI
(TA)
PRI
(TE)
MEN
(EN)
MSC
(EN)
MSS
(EN)
MMA
(EN)
HEN
(EN)
HMA
(EN)
HPH
(EN)
HCH
(EN)
HBI
(EN)
HEC
(EN)
Classroom
Communication
Mar May May May Mar Mar Apr Mar Apr Apr May May May May
Subject Expertise Mar Mar Apr Mar Apr Apr May May May May
Content
Development
Mar Jun Jun Jun Mar Mar May Mar May May Jun Jun Jun Jun
Student
Assessment and
Remediation
Mar Jun Jun Jun Mar Mar May Mar May May Jun Jun Jun Jun
Professional
Competencies
Mar May May May Mar Mar Apr Mar Apr Apr May May May May

Key

PRIMARY (Language,Maths,EVS)
  • PRI (EN) - English medium
  • PRI (HN) - Hindi medium
  • PRI (TA) - Tamil medium
  • PRI (TE) - Telugu medium
MIDDLE SCHOOL(All in English medium)
  • MEN (EN) - Middle School English MMA
  • MMA (EN) - Middle School Maths
  • MSS (EN) - Middle School Social Studies
  • MSC (EN) - Middle School Science
HIGH SCHOOL(All in English medium)
  • HEN (EN) - High School English
  • MMA(EN) - High School Maths
  • HPH (EN) - High School Physics
  • HCH (EN) - High School Chemistry
  • HCH (EN) - High School Biology
  • HCH (EN) - High School Economics
MICRO-CREDENTIALS
  • CC - Clasroom Communication
  • SE - Subject Expertise
  • CD - Current Development
  • SA - Student Assessment and Remediation
  • PC - Professional Competencies

What you, as a CENTA Certified teacher, experience


CENTA Certificate &
Micro-Credential

CENTA Micro-Credential can be earned by achieving cut-off scores. Higher cut-off will lead to Micro-Credential with distinction. CENTA Certificate will be awarded once the candidate earns all five Micro-Credentials.

Confidential Performance
Report

A confidential performance report (only to candidates), providing scores with strength and development areas in competencies assessed. This can be used for specfic inputs into professional development.

Opportunities

CENTA Certification and Micro-Credentials signal your professional excellence and opens doors to great opportunities in recognition and career growth. Similarly, your participation in Teaching Professionals' Olympiad (TPO) brings you recognition and opportunities to further your professional development and growth.

Professional Development
Linkages

Access to information for addressing specific professional development needs: Online content, Online courses and Training entities (CENTA does not provide professional development but can provide information on options)

Testimonials


CENTA Certification has a thorough research-backed approach with the involvement of who's who in education.


Ms. Naganandini GNS,
CENTA Certified, Manthan International School Hyderabad

CENTA Certification taught me something different at every step. Professionally, I am stronger, sharper and smarter now.


Mr. Barad Jayendra,
CENTA Certified, Podar International School, Junagadh

Eligibility


You need to be at least 18 years of age and a graduate in any discipline. A teaching degree such as B.Ed. is not a prerequisite for the certification. D.Ed. / D.El.Ed. holders will be exempted from the graduation requirement.



Registration Fee


   For Level 1 Micro-Credential :

  Rs 4,720 each (i.e. Rs 4,000 + 18% GST)


   For Level 2 Micro-Credential :

   Rs 5,310 each (i.e. Rs 4,500 + 18% GST)


   For Level 3 Micro-Credential :

  Rs 5,900 each (Rs 5000+18% GST)


   For Level 1 CENTA Certification :

   Rs 14,160 (i.e. Rs 12,000 + 18% GST)


   For Level 2 CENTA Certification :

   Rs 17,700 (i.e. Rs 15,000 + 18% GST)


   For Level 3 CENTA Certification :

  Rs 21,240 (i.e. Rs 18,000 + 18% GST)

If you hold a single CENTA Micro-Credential and wish to take the other four Micro-Credentials together (to pursue the CENTA Certification), you will enjoy a discount of Rs 1000 on each of the four Micro-Credentials, IF you register for all four within six months of receiving the first Micro-Credential. For candidates who received a CENTA Micro-Credential before August 2018, please write to us at certification@centa.org.

If you are a full-time student in a teacher education programme, please reach out to us at team@centa.org/ +91-7349662401 regarding our student scholarships.



CENTA Micro-Credentials Combo
CENTA also offers special discount on a combination of Micro-Credentials that are most sought after by schools/institutions.

CENTA Micro-Credentials Combo Total Registration Fee
1 Level 1 Subject Expertise + Classroom Communication Micro-Credentials Rs 6,500 (instead of Rs 8,000) + 18% GST
2 Level 2 Subject Expertise + Classroom Communication Micro-Credentials Rs 7,500 (instead of Rs 9,000)+ 18% GST
3 Level 3 Subject Expertise + Classroom Communication Micro-Credentials Rs 8,500 (instead of Rs 10,000) + 18% GST
4 Level 2 Classroom Communication + Professional Competencies Micro-Credentials Rs 7,500 (instead of Rs 9,000)+ 18% GST
5 Level 3 Classroom Communication + Professional Competencies Micro-Credentials Rs 8,500 (instead of Rs 10,000) + 18% GST


Fees for candidates outside India

  For each Micro-Credential (L1/L2) :

  USD 100 (AED 350)


  For each Micro-Credential (L3) :

  USD 120 (AED 420)


  For CENTA Certification (L1/L2) :

  USD 400 (AED 1400)


  For CENTA Certification (L3) :

  USD 420 (AED 1500)

If you are a winner of CENTA Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad (TPO) working with students from a lower socio-economic background, you may be considered for a partial scholarship/reduced fee. Please write to us at certification@centa.org if you fit this criterion.

Please note

  • Any expenses associated with submission or travel will be entirely borne by you and are not part of the registration fee mentioned above.
  • There is no difference in fees for different subject-grade combinations.

Validity

The CENTA Certificate will be valid for five years from the date of award, and can be renewed thereafter. The awardee can also upgrade to the next level any time, based on his/her readiness to demonstrate the required competencies for that level.





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