HONOLULU -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- A release of a new version of Hawaii Teacher Standards Board’s online application was deployed on November 5, 2012. The new version includes teacher applications for a Provisional license and the ability of current licensees to add teaching fields to their license. In addition, licensees who have a Provisional license may now apply for Standard license online and all licensees may save and print a PDF of their online application upon submitting it to HTSB. The web address is http://m.hi.gov/htsb.
Previously, the online application permitted licensees to renew standard license applications only. Other license types were available for application in the paper form only.
In 1995 the State Legislature created the independent Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) to set licensing standards for Hawaii public school teachers, school librarians and school counselors. Professional Educators must meet these standards in order to qualify for a Hawaii license. The mission is to collaboratively set high teacher licensing and credentialing standards to: provide every child with qualified teachers, promote professionalism and teaching excellence, build public confidence in the teaching profession, and provide more accountability to the public.
Hawai‘i’s official Internet portal, http://www.eHawaii.gov, is managed by Hawai‘i Information Consortium, LLC, a Hawai‘i corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV). Hawai‘i Information Consortium works with Hawai‘i state and county government agencies to enable them to conduct state business online and improve public access to government information.
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Note to Editors: For more information, please contact Russell Castagnaro, Hawaii Information Consortium, 808-695-4615, email@example.com, or Lynn Hammonds, 808-586-2605, Hawaii Teacher Standards Board.