Teacher Assistant Certification Training Program

The Teacher Assistant Certification Training Program, approved by the RI Department of Education (RIDE), offers the opportunity to become a full-time, part-time or substitute teacher assistant. This program is delivered by a team of highly qualified teachers, teacher assistants, healthcare professionals, and ESOL instructors. Cost: $305. Program cost may be covered if you are unemployed.

Enrollment is on a first come first serve basis and space is limited.

*PLEASE NOTE: Completing this form does not guarantee immediate placement in a course. Upon reviewing your application we will assess your eligibility and notify you of class placement, if you qualify.


  • High School diploma or higher.

  • Pass the CASAS GOALS test with a minimum score of 228 Reading and 215 Math (for those holding a HS diploma/GED only)

Program Duration

  • 4 weeks:

  • TA Class: Tues. & Thurs. 6pm - 9pm

    (Dates and times may vary depending on the class)

Course Components

  • 24 hours of classroom instruction

    • Individuals holding a college degree (AA, BA, or higher) are exempt from the last 12 hours of classroom instruction

  • 3-hours of job shadowing

    • If you are already working as a Paraprofessional this requirnment may vary

  • ParaPro Assessment

    • Individuals holding a college degree (AA, BA, or higher) are exempt from this component

  • All TA certificate recipients are required to fill out the program Exit Form

Upcoming Online Sessions

Our next sessions in 2021:

  • Aug 3th - Aug 26th
  • Sep 14th - Oct 7th
  • Oct 19th - Nov 16th
  • Nov 29th - Dec 16th
- Tuesday and Thursdays: 5:30 pm - 8 :30 pm


Contact information:

     Fatima Martin at fmartin@riilsr.org 

     Haley De La Rosa at hdelarosa@riilsr.org

Learn more about our Teacher Assistant Certification Training Program by checking out our conversation on LaborVision RI. Click the video button below and jump to the 2nd half of the show!