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.

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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

  • Online Application

    Complete the form

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Maintaining Your Certification

Renewal and maintenance -

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

  1. Certification renewal process


Certification Issuer - Information

Who issues the certification?

Maryland State Department of Education

Contact Information

Tel: (410) 767-0390

Work hours:

Legal Authority

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