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.
Obtaining the Certification
Ready to get your certification? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents
Requirements vary by type of request, certificate type, and area of certification.
Required documentation can be found here.
Apply for the Certification
Ready to apply?
Download the application .PDF file
Maintaining Your Certification
Renewal and maintenance -
Maintaining your Certification (aka Related forms/requirements to maintain Certification/stay in good standing)
Certification renewal process
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