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. 


  • - s

    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?

  • Online Application
  • Download form

    Download the application .PDF file

    Download Form

Maintaining Your Certification

Renewal and maintenance -

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