Principal Certification recognises the central importance of educational leadership for quality student learning and quality schools. It provides professional and public recognition of principals who demonstrate the Australian Principal Standard in action.
It provides recognition of a principal's individual status within the principal profession, as well as raising the status of the principal profession collectively. Certification provides a significant reference point for principals in their professional learning and ongoing development. Principal Certification enables a principal to prepare a portfolio of evidence of the Australian Principal Standard in action. Principals can use their portfolio to plan and build their career.
The post-nominal Certified Practising Principal (CPP) will be granted to all successful candidates, with the ability to use the CPP logo.