Applying for a certificate

Applying online is easy and fast, and allows you the options of paying by credit card or mailing your payment.  To apply online, click on Indicates you can Apply Online .

If you are enrolled in a New York State teacher preparation program or alternative teacher preparation program, you need to apply online and indicate "Pathway: Approved Teacher Preparation Program " as your pathway. Your college Certification officer will submit your institutional recommendation online as well.

What happens once you receive my application?

Submitted Online:  After you have entered your payment the "Application Confirmation" screen will appear.  It will have the date we received your application, amount of the fee owed, requirements that have been completed, the requirements that need to be completed in order to receive the certificates, and the address to use to send supporting documents for your application. You should print the "Application Confirmation" screen and retain it for your records. You may login to TEACH at any time and click the Account Information link to see the status of your application.

Last Updated: January 16, 2019