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Certification, Fingerprints, AEPA and NES TEST

The Human Resources Department (HR) works directly with the Arizona State Department of Education (ADE) to provide certification services for Crane staff. HR will handle ALL of your certification needs, so please do not send documents or correspond directly with ADE. You may contact Valerie Miranda, Human Resources Coordinator, at (928) 373-3421 to assist you with all of your certification needs.
If you are in need of being fingerprinted you can obtain the required forms from the District Office, at 4250 W. 16th Street, Yuma AZ 85364 or you can contact Lisa Rice, Human Resources Technician/Admin Assistant at (928) 373-3400. 
Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments (AEPA) and National Evaluation Series (NES)
What are the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments and the National Evaluation Series?
The AEPA and NES assessments are offered for professional knowledge and subject knowledge tests which are required for most teaching certificates. Comparable out-of-state tests may be substituted for these assessments.  Visit the ADE website at to view accepted out-of-state tests.
Who is required to take the tests?
A professional knowledge test is required of all applicants for a teaching certificate. There are three levels of the Professional Knowledge test: Early Childhood (AEPA 93), NES Assessment of Professional Knowledge Elementary (051) and NES Assessment of Professional Knowledge Secondary (052).
Subject Knowledge Tests
Candidates must take a test in the specific area in which they are seeking certification if a test is offered in that area.