Send us your supporting documentation

After you have applied for a certificate, you must send to us any supporting documentation necessary for the Office of Teaching Initiatives to conduct a complete evaluation of your credentials.

Supporting documentation must contain your identifying information:

    • date of birth or a portion of your date of birth,
    • the last four digits of your Social Security Number, and
    • your current name exactly as listed in your TEACH account.

Supporting documentation includes, but is not limited to:

  • Original official transcripts of all college study;
  • CLEP, DANTE, ACTFL, or Excelsior exam score reports;
  • documentation of paid teaching experience that we have requested;
  • documentation of experience for the Initial Certificate;
  • copy of teaching certificates from other states;
  • other information that we requested that will enable us to complete an evaluation.
Documentation OTI accepts from the Applicant Documentation OTI must have from the original source (not the applicant)

Send all documentation or correspondence to
New York State Education Department
Office of Teaching Initiatives, Room 5N EB
89 Washington Avenue
Albany NY 12234

Transcripts and other documentation received in this office with the required identifying information will be recorded in the Documents you sent to OT/BOCES table in your TEACH account.

Last Updated: April 19, 2024