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ALREADY CERTIFIED as an Administrator (Principal, Special Education Director, Career Education Director, Superintendent) in Missouri and one or more of the following applies:

  • You need to view or print your certificate
    • You will need to log on to DESE Web Applications with your user id and password.  Once you have access to your profile page, the Certificate Status link is located in the Menu to the left.  By clicking on Certificate Status, you will see the box that says View Certificate.  You will then be able to view and print your teaching certificate.
  • You need to know the requirements to upgrade your administrator certificate
  • You are not currently employed as an administrator and your certificate has expired or will expire soon
    • If you are not practicing as an administrator, then your certificate will move to an inactive status.  It will remain inactive until you are hired as an administrator.  Once you are hired then your employing Missouri school district may request the reactivation of your certificate.
  • You are currently employed as an administrator and your certificate has expired or will expire soon
  • You have questions about administrator professional development requirements



To access your certification account (online profile) you must first log into DESE Web Applications with a userid and password, and then choose the Educator Certification System link located on the User Applications page.  Your certification account (online profile) provides access to each of the following:

  • Apply for a certificate
  • Print out a certificate
  • View a certificate or pending application
  • View assessment scores
  • Check for the receipt of transcripts
  • Check fingerprint/background status

Please Note:  If you have not logged in to your certification account (online profile) in over 12 months, then you will need to register for a new userid and password in order to restore your access.  You will need to follow steps 1 & 2 of the Educator Certification System Help Guide to complete this process.



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