un·​cer·​ti·​fied | \ ˌən-ˈsər-tə-ˌfīd How to pronounce uncertified (audio) \

Definition of uncertified

: not endorsed, confirmed, guaranteed, or attested authoritatively : not certified an uncertified teacher an uncertified check

Examples of uncertified in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The practical effects of these cuts were increased class sizes, unfilled teacher vacancies, higher percentages of uncertified teachers and schools where critical support staff like nurses and guidance counselors were too often missing. Derek W. Black, The Conversation, "Giving private schools federal emergency funds slated for low-income students will shortchange at-risk kids," 16 May 2020 If uncertified state laboratories can arrange to ship specimens to the reference center — housed at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston — within the seven-day limit, they are allowed to do so. Helen Branswell, STAT, "Why the huge surge in EEE cases? Federal rules requiring quick sample disposal mean we may never know," 27 Nov. 2019 The roundtable focused on Alabama’s teacher workforce, and concerns about the rise in uncertified teachers became a focus. al, "Senator Doug Jones introduces legislation to address teacher shortages in rural areas," 19 Nov. 2019 Based on some of these uncertified polls, Gabbard has the requisite 2% of support to make the debate stage. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "The US presidential race just got a lot more real," 29 Aug. 2019 The University of Montevallo’s dean of education Dr. Courtney Bentley said she is worried about the large number of uncertified teachers in Alabama’s classrooms. al, "Sen. Doug Jones: Teacher shortage is ‘very complicated’," 24 Aug. 2019 Based on a 1996 estimate, the number of uncertified claims could be as high as 200,000, with a value in the tens of billions of dollars, Ms. Breier said. Mengqi Sun, WSJ, "Companies in Cuba Face Legal Risks as U.S. Changes Stance on Seized Property," 2 May 2019 The sequence of storms and fires forced the agency to use uncertified workers to fill key roles in some cases. Valerie Bauerlein, WSJ, "FEMA Starts Taking Stock of Damage From Storm," 20 Sep. 2018 Two years later, after the Pregnant Guppy had flown at Van Nuys, Conroy obtained special permission to fly the uncertified aircraft to NASA’s Manned Space Flight Center in Houston for a demonstration. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, "Why the Super Guppy Is Such a Badass Plane," 17 Dec. 2018

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1681, in the meaning defined above

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28 May 2020

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“Uncertified.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncertified. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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