Educator Preparation Program Graduate with Out of State Certificate and Experience

I​f you have not already done so, create a portal account​Documents received prior to the creation of a portal account will be discarded.

If you hold an active or expired professional ​certificate from another state, have completed an educator preparation program and have two years of satisfactory teaching experience, please submit the following:

  • Official transcript(s), which must show the degree and date of conferral, if applicable. Student copies in an unopened mailer are also acceptable​.
  • A photocopy of your out of state professional certificate (may be current or expired)
  • Original Verification of Experience form(s).  Form must indicate satisfactory experience as well as subjects and grades taught.​
  • An initial application for certification
  • A cover letter with your name, mailing address, last 4 digits of your social security number, date of birth, personal email address, and the area of certification you are seeking.  

Mail your complete packet to the following address:

Maryland State Department of Education
Certification Branch
200 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Document may be sent electronically to

Transcripts must come to this address directly from the Institute of Higher Education or an e-transcript service.  Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted.

The Certification Branch will determine your eligibility​ and notify you via email. Please do not submit a payment with your application packet.