The Pennsylvania Department of Education, through the Bureau of Vocational-Technical Education, has authorized Temple University Center for Professional Development in Career and Technical Education to administer the Occupational Competency Assessment (OCA) examination for persons who desire to teach on a vocational basis. Satisfactory completion of the OCA is one of the legal requirements for issuing a vocational teaching certificate in Pennsylvania

Fall 2018 Cycle (Cycle I)
What When Location
Application Deadline September 28, 2018 Temple University Main Campus
Written Test October 13, 2018 Tuttleman Learning Center
Computer Lab 06 or 07
Performance Test Window October - December, 2018 Area Career & Technical Schools
Winter 2019 Cycle (Cycle II)
What When Location
Application Deadline January 25, 2019 Temple University Main Campus
Written Test February 2,2019 Tuttleman Learning Center
Computer Lab 06 or 07
Performance Test Window February - March, 2019 Area Career & Technical Schools
Spring 2019 Cycle (Cycle III)
What When Location
Application Deadline April 19, 2019 Temple University Main Campus
Written Test April 27, 2019 Tuttleman Learning Center
Computer Lab 06 or 07
Performance Test Window April - June 2019 Area Career & Technical Schools

Contact Information

For information on the Occupational Competency Assessment, please contact:

Elizabeth Richard PhD, Assistant Professor
Phone: 215-204-6224
Email: elizabeth.richard@temple.edu
or
Chester P Wichowski DEd, Associate Director
Phone: 215-204-6249
Email: chet.w@temple.edu

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