Educator Resources

Expedited Service Requests from School Districts

School districts, charter, non public schools or agencies that require certified personnel, may request expedited service for priority processing of certificate applications for candidates they are seeking to hire to fill vacant positions.

Expedited service is primarily intended for new hires; however requests for expedited service will also be accepted for teachers whose current certificate is expiring and who are required to hold certification in another area.

Request Procedure for New York City Public Schools

Individuals seeking expedited service from the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) must:

1.    Have a job offer from a NYCDOE principal or hiring manager;
2.    The principal needs to inform the school's Children First Network (CFN) HR Director of this job offer as some license areas may require approval to hire from the CFN;
3.    The CFN HR Director will schedule the individual for a transcript evaluation with a NYCDOE Certification Specialist;
4.    The DHRT Certification office will request expedited service from the NYSED for the teacher if necessary.

If you are being hired by the NYCDOE, all requests for expedited service should be directed to the New York City Department of Education only:

Office of Teacher Certification & Licensing
65 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718-935-4842
Fax: 718-935-2476
Email: NYC_ExpediteService@schools.nyc.gov     

Applicants should not contact the New York State Education Department regarding expedited service. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Request Procedure for All Schools that are a Component District of a BOCES with a Regional Certification Office (RCO).

A Superintendent may request their BOCES Regional Certification office to expedite a certificate application.

  • The District must check TEACH to determine if there is an application on file and the fee is paid

* Transcripts: must be original (not photocopied), official (not a student copy) transcripts in a sealed college/institution envelope.

The Regional Certification office will determine if the case can be expedited based on the information in TEACH and/or information supplied by the District.

 

Request Procedure for All Others
You may request the Office of Teaching to expedite a certificate application.

  • Requests can only be made by schools that have access to TEACH ONLINE SERVICES. If you do not have access to TEACH, you may request it by completing the Designation Of Authorized Representatives For TEACH System Form pdf (62 KB) to request access to TEACH. The requestor must check TEACH to determine if there is an application on file and the fee is paid.
  • If you are not sending transcripts or documents:
  • If you are sending official transcripts* and/or documentation to the Office of Teaching Initiatives:
    • mail this request and the documentation to the
      NYS Education Department
      Office of  Teaching Initiatives
      Room 5N
      Albany, New York 12234

* Transcripts: must be original (not photocopied), official (not a student copy) transcripts in a sealed college/institution envelope.

Last Updated: September 24, 2013