Have moved to a location outside the jurisdiction of the licensing authority that issued the covered license or certificate because of orders for military service;
Provide a copy of the military orders to the licensing authority in the new jurisdiction;
Have actively used the license or certificate during the two years immediately preceding the move;
Remain in good standing with:
The licensing authority that issued the covered license or certificate; and
Every other licensing authority that issued a valid license or certificate for a similar scope of practice and in the discipline applied for in the new jurisdiction; and
Submit to the licensing authority in the new jurisdiction for the purposes of standards of practice, discipline, and fulfillment of any continuing education requirements.
Verification of Experience for Military Service Members and Spouses form to verify education experience earned in the two years preceding the application for certification
Out of State License or Certificate
Attestation of Certificate Status for Military Service Members and Spouses form
Military Orders and Marriage License (if applicable)
For inquiries or concerns regarding the portability of educator certificates for service members and their spouses who have moved to Maryland due to military orders and seek reciprocal certification, please contact the MSDE office of certification at
Use our Public Search to verify a Maryland Educator Certificate.
Certification inquiries may be sent to
If you are under contract with a Maryland public school system, nonpublic special education facility, or a State-operated school, please contact your employer to discuss your certification needs.
Normal Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday:
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Certification Information Center is closed on state holidays.
MSDE communicates to applicants and existing educators via email. Keep your email address up to date in
The Educator Application and Certification Hub (TEACH)
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.