Application Process

  1. How can I check on the status of my application?

  2. How can I access my certification records?

  3. How long will my application remain on file?

  4. Once I have applied, how long should I wait for a response?

  5. Do I need to send in transcripts every time I apply for "another" certificate?

  6. What do I do if there is an error on my certificate?


  1. How can I check on the status of my application?

    Click Indicates you can Apply Online to check the status of your application and to view your pending evaluation.  top

  2. How can I access my certification records?

    Click Indicates you can Apply Online to view your certification and fingerprinting records. top

  3. How long will my application remain on file?

    An application is valid for three years or two evaluations, whichever comes first. The fee you pay is for the evaluation of the application. Once an evaluation is completed, your fee is nonrefundable. top

  4. Once I have applied, how long should I wait for a response?
    Due to large fluctuations in application volume, it is difficult to estimate. We recommend that you submit an application request three to four months prior to your need of certification or evaluation. Applications submitted though the college recommendation process are processed significantly faster. top

  5. Do I need to send in transcripts every time I apply for "another" certificate?

    Each application for an additional certificate title requires a new application and submission of the fee.  Any transcripts submitted within the last 3 years do not need to be submitted again.  NOTE:  The Office of Teaching Initiatives only retains records for 3 years after the last evaluation.     top

Last Updated: April 3, 2014