If I accept a sanction on my certificate, does it stay there forever? Will people find out about it?

If the Commission dismisses an ethics case, the case is “expunged” and there is no public record.

If the ethics case ends up in a sanction to an educator’s certificate, then the case becomes a public record.  This means that anyone can make a written request to the Commission to see the file.  This also means that the type of sanction, but not the reasons underlying the sanction, will appear on the educator’s public record with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. There is no way to expunge this record.