National Board Certificate Holders

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

National Board Certificate holders must submit the following:
  • A copy of an active National Board Certificate in the certification area being requested
  • An official transcript, which must show the degree and date of conferral. Student copies in an unopened mailer are also acceptable​.
  • 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.