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Temporary Authorization Information

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Temporary Authorization Certificate (TAC) Application Procedure

An individual who does not hold a Missouri teaching certificate should: 

Temporary Authorization Information

Please select the link to the worksheet that corresponds to the area of certification for which you will be applying.  This worksheet should be used to assist you in determining the courses you will complete to fulfill the requirements.  These courses must be entered into the "Plan of Study" section of the temporary authorization application before it is submitted.  Your application will be returned if the plan of study is incomplete.

Plan of Study to Meet Requirements for:



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.