Educator Certification Details

Educator Certification

General Info - Statewide Certification


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, from the state of Maryland. 


  • Valid for 5 years

    Revised 06/28/2019

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    Approval time

  • $10.00

    Application cost

Obtaining the Certification

Ready to get your certification? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents

  1. Requirements vary by type of request, certificate type, and area of certification.

  2. Required documentation can be found here.


Apply for the Certification

Ready to apply?

Maintaining Your Certification

Renewal and maintenance - Valid for 5 years

Maintaining your Certification (aka Related forms/requirements to maintain Certification/stay in good standing)

  1. Certification renewal process

Agency/Contact

Certification Issuer - Information

Who issues the certification?

Maryland State Department of Education

Contact Information

Kelly Meadows

Tel: (410) 767-0407 / Fax: (410) 333-8963

Work hours:



Legal Authority

What laws and regulations give Maryland State Department of Education the legal authority to issue this approval?

Legal Authority: Education Article, §2-206, 2-203(g), and 6-701-6-705; Family Law §10-1193