Due to the COVID 19 situation and educators working from home, PA-ETEP now has the option for electronic signatures on all 82 forms.  


Important Note - Electronic signatures are not required by the system. In other words, a supervisor is not required by the system to enter an electronic signature in order to submit an 82 form to a teacher/NTPE. Nor is a teacher/NTPE required to open and sign a completed 82 form. Therefore, if a district wants their supervisors and teachers/NTPEs to electronically sign-off on 82 forms, they must communicate this with them outside of the system.  If a district would still like to print and secure physical signatures, they still can.




Directions for Teachers/NTPEs


Step 1 - Open the appropriate 82 form.


Step 2 - In the appropriate location (see image below), select the blue 'Click here to sign' button.  With a mouse or touch pad/screen, sign in the signature box and click 'Accept'.  Once accepted, the signature will save automatically.  


Step 3 - Close the 82 form.


Important Notes  

  • If the blue 'Click here to sign' button does not appear, try clearing your cache.
  • When an electronic signature is entered on an 82 form, PA-ETEP does not send the supervisor an email notification. The electronic signature is simply saved.
  • When printed, 82 forms will include any electronic signatures that have been applied.
  • When an electronic signature is entered into PA-ETEP, it is saved for use on future 82 forms.




Directions for Supervisors


Step 1 - Open and complete a new 82 form OR open a saved/submitted 82 form.


Step 2 - In the appropriate location (see image below), select the blue 'Click here to sign' button.  With a mouse or touch pad/screen, sign in the signature box and click 'Accept'.  Once accepted, the signature will save automatically.  


Step 3 - Depending upon the type of form (brand new or previously saved), Save, Submit, Print, and/or Close the 82 form.


Important Notes  

  • If the blue 'Click here to sign' button does not appear, try clearing your cache.
  • When an electronic signature is entered on an 82 form, PA-ETEP does not send the teacher/NTPE an email notification. The electronic signature is simply saved.
  • When printed, 82 forms will include any electronic signatures that have been applied.
  • If a previously submitted 82 form is reopened for edits, when overridden or resubmitted all previously applied signatures will be removed.  
  • When an electronic signature is entered into PA-ETEP, it is saved for use on future 82 forms.
  • Electronic signatures are not required by the system. In other words, a supervisor is not required by the system to enter an electronic signature in order to submit an 82 form to a teacher/NTPE. Nor is a teacher/NTPE required to open and sign a completed 82 form. Therefore, if a district wants their supervisors and teachers/NTPEs to electronically sign-off on 82 forms, they must communicate this with them outside of the system.