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Renew Certificate

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Where do I begin to renew my certificate:

  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 "Applications."
  4. Choose the certificate that you wish to upgrade/extend/reactivate.  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.  More information on whether you've met the requirements to upgrade can be obtained from your current employing school district.
  5. Upgrade applications should only be submitted 30-60 days prior to the expiration date of the certificate.
  6. Here are some of the available applications that you can fill out on your online profile:
  • 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


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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