You may change your name in your TEACH Online Services account. To do this, go to and log into your TEACH account (or self-register if you don't already have an account). Once in your TEACH account:
- Click Verify/Update Profile
- click Edit Personal Info
- click the Request Name Change button
- You must mail a copy of the documentation that supports your request and an explanation of the request. For example, if you request a name change, mail us a copy of your marriage license or divorce decree etc. Mail to: Office of Teaching Initiatives, 89 Washington Ave, EB RM 5N, Albany, NY 12234
There is no fee for requesting a name change.