Child Care Licensing and Registration

Distributed by Maryland State Department of Education

A license or registration is required to provide child care services. 

Valid for 2 years Last revised : No Date
Varies Approval time
$0 Application cost
10-30 mins Average completion time

Educator Certification

Distributed by Maryland State Department of Education

Teachers, specialists, and administrators employed in Maryland public schools, nonpublic schools providing special education services, and state institutions, must hold a valid certificate appropriate to the field of employment. 

Valid for 5 years Last revised : No Date
2-8 weeks Approval time
$10 Application cost
10-20 mins Average completion time

Nonpublic School Certificate of Approval

Distributed by Maryland State Department of Education

Nonpublic schools approved under COMAR 13A.09.09 (private pay) and COMAR 13A.09.10 (special education) receive a Certificate of Approval. 

Valid for as long as in compliance Last revised : No Date
1-6 months Approval time
$0 Application cost
10-20 mins Average completion time

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