Certification

Submitting Documents

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All documents submitted to the Office of Teaching Initiatives must include your name as it appears on TEACH, the last four digits of your Social Security Number, and your birth date
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  • GED, HSE, or High School Diploma and Transcripts
    • GED: A copy of your GED should be submitted for review.
      1. New York GEDs can be requested at: Duplicate Diplomas and/or Transcripts: ACCES
      2. If you received your GED in another U.S. State, contact that States Department of Education for information.
    • High School Equivalency (HSE) : A copy of your High School Equivalency
      1. New York HSEs can be requested at: Duplicate Diplomas and/or Transcripts: ACCE
      2. If you received your HSE in another U.S. State, contact that State's Department of Education for information.
    • High School Diploma or Transcript
      1. If you have a copy of your High School Diploma, submit a copy of the diploma that includes identifying information (e.g.: Name on TEACH, birth date, partial Social Security Number).
        1. If you do not have a copy of your Diploma, contact the School District you attended to receive a new copy.
      2. High School Transcripts must be submitted in a sealed envelope directly from the school district.
  • U.S. College and University Transcripts
    • Contact the Registrar's Office at every college you attended and request that they submit official transcripts to The Office of Teaching Initiative.
      1. If your transcript is issued under a different name, or will not include the identifiers listed above, you should ask the Registrar to include a cover letter with the required information.
      2. More information regarding the submission of transcripts can be found at: Submitting Transcripts
  • Foreign Documents (all applicants, including Teaching Assistants)
  • Workshops (School Violence, Child Abuse, Autism, DASA)
    • School Violence: You must submit a copy of the workshop completion form you received when you completed your workshop. The form look like this: SAMPLE FORM.
    • Child Abuse: You must submit a copy of the workshop completion form you received when you completed your workshop. The form look like this: SAMPLE FORM.
    • Autism: You must submit a copy of the workshop completion form you received when you completed your workshop. The form look like this: SAMPLE FORM.
    • DASA: DASA completion forms are submitted by the provider. If your workshop does not appear on your TEACH account within 30 days of completion, contact the provider.
  • Exams
    • Exams must be submitted directly from the testing company.
    • If your exams are not appearing on your account, make sure that the following identifiers are the same on your TEACH and NYSTCE accounts:
      1. First Name
      2. Last Name
      3. Birth Date
      4. Social Security Number
  • Work Experience Documents
  • Certificates from other U.S. States or U.S. Territories
    • Submit a copy of every teaching certificate you have received in another U.S. State or Territory, including those that have expired.
    • NOTE: For States that do not print certifictes, a print-out of your certificate information from that State's certification account can be submitted.
  • National Board Teaching Certificate
    • If the name on your National Board Teaching Certificate is the same as your TEACH account, you do not need to submit a copy.
    • If your name is different, you must submit a copy of your National Board Certificate for review.

* Must be original document submitted directly from entity

Our Mailing Address
Office of Teaching Initiatives
NYS Education Department
89 Washington Ave, 5N EB 
Albany, New York 12234

How to Submit Documents

NOTE: Faxes and e-mails are treated like mail and will be processed at the same speed as mail.

Document Type

mail to NYSED

Fax: (518) 473-0271

e-mail by applicant:

upload to your TEACH account

CPR

tcert@nysed.gov

7-12 Multi-Subject Part 2 Attestation

examsafetynet@nysed.gov

AARTS (Army-American Concil on Education Registry...)*

ACE - American Council on Education*

Administrative Experience Verification Form*

Employer must submit to:
OTIexpverif@nysed.gov

Applicant Correspondence (Other)

tcert@nysed.gov

Attestation of Failure to Receive Mentoring*

 

 

Chauncey Group Exams*

Citizenship Documents

tcert@nysed.gov

CLEP Score Reports*

Coaching Course

tcert@nysed.gov

Correspondence from College or School District*

DD-214 Verification of Discharge from Military Service

tcert@nysed.gov

Degree Plan - Master's Degree

tcert@nysed.gov

DSST - Dantes Exam*

Excelsior College Examination*

First Aid

tcert@nysed.gov

Foreign Documents

Individual Evaluation of Non-U.S. Credentials

Graduate Coursework Verification form*

Health Sciences Applied to Coaching

tcert@nysed.gov

High School Diploma

tcert@nysed.gov

High School Transcript*

Joint Services Transcript*

Letter Appealing Evaluation

tcert@nysed.gov

Mentored Experience Form*

 

 

Superintendent Statement input into TEACH by District / Employer

Name Change Documents

National CCRS/PONZI*

Out of State Teaching Certificate

tcert@nysed.gov

Philosophy, Principles and Organization of Althletics

tcert@nysed.gov

Prometric Exams*

Retiree Correspondence

211requests@nysed.gov

SMART (Sailor-Marine American Council on Education...)*

Superintendent Form*

Theory & Techniques of Coaching

tcert@nysed.gov

Time Extension Documents

tcert@nysed.gov

Transcript*

Verification of Coaching Internship*

Verification of Classroom Teaching Experience and Evaluation Ratings*

Employer must submit to:
OTIexpverif@nysed.gov

Verification of School Administration Experience and Evaluation Ratings*

Employer must submit to:
OTIexpverif@nysed.gov

Verification of Occupational Experience*

 

Employer must submit to:
OTIexpverif@nysed.gov

Verification of Permanent/Professional Experience*

Employer must submit to:
OTIexpverif@nysed.gov

Verification of SAS or SBL Experience*

Employer must submit to:
OTIexpverif@nysed.gov

Verification of Teaching Assistant Experience for Level II or Level III*

Employer must submit to:
OTIexpverif@nysed.gov

Verification of Teaching Experience for Initial Certificate*

Employer must submit to:
OTIexpverif@nysed.gov

Verification of NYS Professional License

Will be directly verified at the time of evaluation.

Verification of Career and Technical Credential or Passing Score on Exam*

 

Last Updated: July 6, 2017