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Renew Certificate

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Where do I begin to renew my certificate:

Educator Certification System Help Guide

  1. Become familiar with the Web Applications by reading this guide.
  2. Log into Web Applications and update your profile, if needed.
  3. All applications are located in the menu to the left of your profile page under the link "New Applications."
  4. Choose the certificate that you wish to upgrade.  Please remember that all certificates have requirements that must be met in order to upgrade. Requirements will include a minimum of four (4) years of work experience in the certification area, professional development hours and mentoring.
  5. Upgrade applications should only be submitted 30-60 days prior to the expiration date of the certificate.
  • Initial Professional
  • Administrator
  • Student Services
  • Substitute
  • Additional
  • Speech Language Path
  • Personal Finance​
  • AEL​
  • Reactivation Cert.
  • Non-MO Graduate​
  • TAC Certificate
  • Upgrade AEL Cert
  • Upgrade Vocational (Career Ed)
  • Upgrade Professional
  • Provisional Cert
  • Extension Cert


The Educator Certification System located within DESE Web Applications provides users with access to each of the following:

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

Please Note:  If you have not logged in to your certification account in over 12 months, then you will need to register for a new userid and password in order to restore your access.  The directions to complete this process are located in the Educator Certification System Help Guide.



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