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 2019 Cycle (Cycle I)

Occupational Competency Assessment (OCA) examination details for Fall 2019 Cycle (Cycle I)

What

When

Location

Application Deadline

September 27, 2019

Temple University Main Campus

Written Test

October 19, 2019

Tuttleman Learning Center Computer Lab 06 or 07

Performance Test Window

October - December 2019

Area Career & Technical Schools

Occupational Competency Assessment (OCA) examination details for Fall 2019 Cycle (Cycle III) detailing the application deadline's due date and location, the written test's date and location and the performance test's testing window and location.

Winter 2020 Cycle (Cycle II)

Occupational Competency Assessment (OCA) examination details for Winter 2020 Cycle (Cycle II)

What

When

Location

Application Deadline

January 17, 2020

Temple University Main Campus

Written Test

February 1, 2020

Tuttleman Learning Center Computer Lab 06 or 07

Performance Test Window

February - March, 2020

Area Career & Technical Schools

Occupational Competency Assessment (OCA) examination details for Winter 2020 Cycle (Cycle II) detailing the application deadline's due date and location, the written test's date and location and the performance test's testing window and location.

Spring 2020 Cycle (Cycle III)

Occupational Competency Assessment (OCA) examination details for Spring 2020 Cycle (Cycle III)

What

When

Location

Application Deadline

April 17, 2020

Temple University Main Campus

Written Test

April 24, 2020

Tuttleman Learning Center Computer Lab 06 or 07

Performance Test Window

April - June 2020

Area Career & Technical Schools

Occupational Competency Assessment (OCA) examination details for Spring 2020 Cycle (Cycle III) detailing the application deadline's due date and location, the written test's date and location and the performance test's testing window and location.

Contact Information

For information on the Occupational Competency Assessment, please contact:

Joane Majors, Program Assistant
Occupational Completency Assessment
Phone: 215-204-6025
Email: joni@temple.edu

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