Routes to Initial Certification
How to Apply for Maryland Certification
Expedited Certification for Veterans and Their Spouses
Portability of Professional Licenses of Service Members and Their Spouses
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Renewing Your Certificate
Reinstating Your Expired Certificate
Adding an Endorsement
Teach MD Incentives
Praxis Subject Assessments
Portfolio-Based Assessments (edTPA & PPAT)
Approved Alternative Preparation Programs
Maryland Approved Reading Courses
Download the Verification of Experience Form
Download the Verification of Experience for Military Service Members and Spouses Form
Download the Attestation of Certificate Status for Military Service Members and Spouses Form
Maryland Approved Foreign Evaluation Agencies
Office: (410) firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
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The Certification Information Center is closed on state holidays.
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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.