Thank you for choosing Relay as your certification program. If you are currently or were previously enrolled in a certification program, there are a few additional steps that will need to be completed before you can register for the pre-admissions content test (PACT) and pursue certification at Relay.
Previously or Currently Enrolled in a Texas-based Certification Program
Alternative Certification Program (ACP)
If you are currently or were previously enrolled in an alternative certification program (ACP), please complete the items below. Each item is independent and does not need to be completed in sequence.
- Update your TEA testing account: Contact the Texas Education Agency (TEA) indicating that you were previously enrolled in another program, are applying to a certification program that requires the PACT, and would like to request your account be reset allowing your to take the content exam.
- Purpose: Allow you to register and take the content test.
- In some cases, you may also need to contact the TEA to request an name change update. To learn more about the name update process, click here.
- Candidate Transfer Form: Request a candidate transfer form for your current/previous alternative certification program. See attachment for a copy of the candidate transfer form (located at bottom of article).
- Purpose: Transfer record of enrollment to Relay.
- After the transfer form has been completed by you (the candidate) and your previous program, please submit it to your campus Dean's office by emailing email@example.com or bringing the hard copy with you to Orientation.
- Note: Transfer forms are not processed until Orientation when your enrollment at Relay begins.
- Notify Relay: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your TEA ID, the name of your current/previous certification program, and an update on your progress (e.g. just started but haven't paid dues, passed tests A and B already, completed these workshops, etc.). Please include the name of the Relay campus you are applying to and/or your application ID in the email.
- Purpose: Inform Relay and identify if there are any additional steps.
Undergraduate Certification Program
If you are currently or were previously enrolled in an undergraduate certification program (ACP), please complete the items below.
- Contact your undergraduate institution: Contact the certification director/program manager at your undergraduate institution to learn more about the transfer process. In some cases, it may be more feasible to complete your certification through your undergraduate institution depending on your progress.
- Contact Relay: Email email@example.com with your TEA ID, the name of your undergraduate institution, and an update on your progress. Please include the name of the Relay campus you are applying to and/or your application ID in the email.
Previously Enrolled in an out-of-state certification program
Transferring certification from out-of-state
If you have made significant progress towards certification and would like to transfer into Relay's certification program, please:
- Contact Relay: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of your program and an update on your progress. Please include the name of the Relay campus you are applying to and/or your application ID in the email. Based on this information, our Texas Certification team will inform you on next steps.
Not seeking certification transfer from out-of-state
If you are currently or previously enrolled in a certification program outside of Texas and are not seeking to transfer, you are PACT eligible and can proceed to follow the guidance in the PACT registration article.
How to contact the Texas Education Agency
- Option 1: Submit a ticket to the TEA Help Desk
- Option 2: Call (512)936-8400 and enter Option 2 for certification staff
This article is intended for incoming 2019 applicants/students who are pursuing certification at a Relay Texas campus. For more articles on Texas certification, click here.