LA Educational Leadership Application Information and Instructions

Louisiana Educational Leadership Certification Information and Instructions

Certificated Louisiana educators who have completed the WGU Masters in Educational Leadership program may apply for Educational Leader Level 1 - Eligibility Letter via the Master's Degree Path by following these steps:

Step 1: Review the article on Requirements for Educational Leadership Level 1 in this handbook.

Step 2: Obtain an official WGU transcript. Two official WGU transcripts will be sent to you upon graduation. Click here to order additional WGU Transcripts. 

Step 3: Download and complete the Educational Leader Application. Indicate on page 5 that you are applying for an evaluation for an Educational Leader Level 1 Eligibility Letter. You do not need to complete any of the Alternate Pathway sections of the application as you are applying via the Master's Degree Pathway.

The following items are required as part of a complete application packet:
1. Application for EDL or TSC Certificate form with all information provided
2. Official transcripts
3. Copy of licensure
4. Experience Verification form signed by the appropriate employing authority is required to provide evidence of successful experience for the EDL certificate being requested
5. Professional Conduct form with all questions answered and signed and dated by the applicant
6. Certification Processing Fee - $50.00 non-refundable certification processing fee (check or money order, payable to the Louisiana Department of Education)

All application materials are to be sent as a single packet to:

Division of Certification, Preparation, & Recruitment
LA Department of Education
P. O. Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064


Once the complete set of application materials is received, the application packet will be evaluated for purposes of issuing an eligibility letter.


Article Number : 19683, 1611

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