Information & Resources for Our Staff   

Professional Development

Act 48

The Act 48 System allows you to:

Browse and register for relevant courses to support your professional development

View your Act 48 credits

Find forms for professional education instructors

Get your PPID (Professional Personnel ID)

Teaching Opportunities


Find out what jobs are available in the Ambridge Area School District.


Need a Substitute?

If you are going to be absent and therefore need a substitute, use AESOP, the substitute management system.

As always, the staff in the Business Office is here to assist you with all of your absence reporting and substitute placement needs.

Background Checks (Act 114, Act 124, and Act 82)

Frequently Asked Questions – Background Checks

General Questions and Answers

PDE and DPW Reports: Differences and Acceptability

Frequently Asked Questions for Student Teachers

Frequently Asked Questions for PIAA Officials (PDF)

Guidance and Law Regarding Criminal Background Checks

Act 34 Background Check Information

Act 151 (Child Abuse) Background Check Information

Act 24 of 2011, 24 PS 1-111, Law for Federal (FBI) Background Checks

TIMS Portal

The Teacher Information Management System (TIMS) is Pennsylvania's online application and credential repository.  TIMS is a valuable resource for those seeking certification, the preparation program faculty that educate them and the administrators responsible for hiring certified staff.

TIMS User Guides

Assistance With TIMS (Certification Application System)

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