To access your certification account, visit the Educator Portal.

If you are employed as a teacher, administrator, or specialist by a MD public school system, nonpublic special education facility, the Archdiocese of Baltimore or Washington, or a MD State Institution, please contact your employer to discuss your certification needs.

Certification Call Center

Normal Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday:

8:15 am - 12:00 pm

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wednesday and Thursday:

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Call Center is closed on state holidays.

The MSDE communicates to applicants and existing educators via email. Keep your email address up to date through your portal account. Should you have difficulties updating your email on the portal, or if you do not have access to the portal, please contact the Certification Assistance Line. 

Maryland Certificate Revocations and Voluntary Surrenders

Revocation information is updated on a monthly basis. To request further information, please visit the Maryland Public Information Act webpage.

National Board Certification Fee Incentive Program