Library Support Staff Certification Information by State

Certification Information by State

AZ |  CA | CO | CT | GA | ID | IN | IA
KY | LA | ME | MD | MA | MI | MO | MT | NE 
NV | NH | NJ | NM | NY | OH | OK | PA | SC | SD | TN
UT | VT | VA | WA | WI

Arizona

Arizona State Library, Library Practitioner Certification
Statutes: 
    A.R.S §11 906
    A.R.S § 11 908

    Regulations: 
        Title 2. Administration - 4. Board of Library Examiners; R2-4-01; R2-4-02

    California

    California State Library, Library Support Staff Training for public and law library support staff seeking the ALA-APA LSSC

    Colorado

    The Colorado Association of Libraries supports the ALA-APA Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program

    Connecticut

    Connecticut State Library Division of Library Development
    Regulations: 
        C.A.C. § 11-26-2

    Georgia

    Georgia Public Library Service, Professional Licensing includes Grade 2 for non-graduate degrees
    Georgia Board of Librarians
    Statues:
        O.C.G.A. § 43-24-4

    Regulations: 
        320-3-.01

    Idaho

    Idaho Commission for Libraries, Continuing Education, Alternative Basic Library Education (ABLE) program

    Indiana

    Indiana State Library, Certification for Indiana Public Librarians includes professional assistant positions
    Regulations:
        Title 590 Indiana Library and Historical Board

    Iowa

    Iowa State Library, Public Library Staff Certification

    Kentucky

    Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Certification Program for Kentucky Public Libraries includes paraprofessional certificates
    Statues: 
        KRS 171.230
        KRS 171.240
        KRS 171.250
        KRS 171.260
        KRS 171.260 
    Regulations: 
        725 KAR 2:060
        725 KAR 2:070

    Louisiana

    State Library of Louisiana supports the ALA-APA Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program
    Statues: 
        RS 25:222 [Look for Title 25]
    Regulations:
        25 LR 5103, 25 LR 5113, 25 LR 5301

    Maine

    Maine State Library, Voluntary Public Librarian Certification Program 

    Maryland

    Maryland State Library Resource Center, Library Associates Training Institute
    Certification FAQ 
    Statues: 
        Md. EDUCATION Code Ann. § 23-406
    Regulations:
        COMAR 13A.05.04.03

    Massachusetts

    Massachusetts Library Association PARA Certification

    Michigan

    Library of Michigan, Library Certification includes paraprofessional certification
    Statutes:  
        Michigan Public Act 89, 1977
    Regulations: 
        MICH. ADMIN. CODE R 397.81 et seq. 

    Missouri

    Missouri State Library participates in the Idaho Commission for Libraries Alternative Basic Library Education (ABLE) program

    Montana

    Montana State Library, Montana Certification Program For Library Directors, Staff, and Trustees Manual includes Library Staff Track
    Regulations: 

        MONT. ADMIN. R. 10.102.1150E

    Nebraska

    Nebraska Library Commission, Public Librarian Certification includes non-graduate degree certification

    Nevada

    Nevada State Library and Archives, Nevada Certification Program for Public Librarians includes non-graduate degree certification
    Regulations: 
        NAC 379.020 & NAC 379.040

    New Hampshire

    New Hampshire Library Association Paralibrarian Certification

    New Hampshire State Library, also participates in the Idaho Commission for Libraries Alternative Basic Library Education (ABLE) program

    New Jersey

    New Jersey State Library, Library Certification
    Statutes: 
        N.J.S.A. 45:8A-1 et seq. 
    Regulations: 
        N.J.A.C. 15:23-2.3

    New Mexico

    New Mexico State Library, Certification for Librarians
    Statutes: 
        N.M. Stat. Ann. § 18-2-10
        N.M. Stat. Ann. § 18-2-11
        N.M. Stat. Ann. § 18-2-12
        N.M. Stat. Ann. § 18-2-13
    Regulations:
        NMSL 16.46.2

    New York

    New York State Library, New York State Public Librarian Certification includes Information on School Media Specialist (Library) Certification

    Ohio

    Ohio Library Council, Ohio Public Library Staff Certification
    Regulations: 
        Ohio Administrative Code § 3376-1-101

    Oklahoma

    Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Public Librarian Certification included non-graduate degree certification
    Regulations: 
        O.A.C. § 405:25-1-3

    Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania Department of Education, Library Certifications
    Statutes: 
        22 Pa. Code § 133.4
        22 Pa. Code § 133.5
        22 Pa. Code § 133.6

    South Carolina

    South Carolina State Library, Continuing Education, Public Library Certification includes Pre-Professional certification and Provisional Pre-Professional certification 
    Regulations: 
        S.C. Code Regs. 75-2

    South Dakota

    South Dakota State Library, Public Libraries (Library Development) Standards appear to include non-graduate degree certification

    Tennessee

    Tennessee Public Library Management Program
    Public Library Certification Program at Jackson State Community College
    Statutes: 
        Tenn. Code Ann. § 10-2-103

    Utah

    Utah Library Association, ULA Paraprofessional Certification Program

    Vermont

    Vermont Department of Libraries, Certificate of Public Librarianship
    Regulations: 
        CVR 10-070-001 

    Virginia

    Library of Virginia, Librarian’s Professional Certification
    Statutes: 
        Va. Code Ann. § 42.1-15.1
    Regulations: 
        17 VAC 15-100-30

    Washington

    Washington State Library supports the ALA-APA Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program
    Washington State Library, Certification of Librarians
    Statutes: 
        Rev. Code Wash. (ARCW) § 27.04.055
    Regulations: 
        WAC § 300-12-015

    Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Public Library Director Certification
    Statutes: 
        Wis. Stat. § 43.09
    Regulations: 
        Wis. Adm. Code PI 6.03

     

    Other

    Mid-America Library Alliance, Library Paraprofessional Certification Program