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

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

Nichole Crowder

Tel: (410) 767-0390

Legal Authority

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