Certification

Evaluation of Foreign Credentials

Applicants who completed their education outside of the United States (U.S.) must submit their foreign credentials by following the steps outlined through the links below. The steps depend on the date of their application.

Individuals who apply for a certificate and pay the fee on or after March 1, 2019 must obtain and submit an evaluation of foreign credentials (credential evaluation report) by an organization on the list of approved organizations; U.S. notarized copies of original credentials or original foreign credentials will not be accepted on or after March 1.

The submission of foreign credentials is one of several requirements for certification. Applicants can review all certification requirements and the documentation needed to fulfill them through Search Certificate Requirements.

Please note that the Office of Teaching Initiatives does not process salary differential requests or other requests to review foreign credentials for purposes other than certification. In addition, the office does not return submitted foreign credentials or credential evaluation reports.

Last Updated: January 10, 2019