The Occupational Competency Assessment (OCA) verifies that a teacher certification candidate possesses the occupational competence required to be eligible for a vocational instructional certificate. It is a required step in the teacher certification process.
An OCA is available for each secondary vocational education program approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Depending on the occupational area, the assessment will take one of three forms:
The assessments are administered three times a year at selected sites throughout Western Pennsylvania. For more information, call 724-357-4434 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.