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Update Personal/Education Info.

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If you need to update or make corrections to any of the following records on your educator profile, please follow the directions listed for each type of information:

Name, Social Security Number, or Date of Birth:  

You will be required to complete an Update Personal/Education Information Request Form to make a change.  Please print, complete, and sign a copy of this cover sheet and mail it with one form of supporting documentation.  Acceptable supporting documentation includes the following: copy of driver’s license, Social Security card, marriage certificate, divorce decree, or birth certificate.

Educator Certification
PO Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Mailing Address, Work/Personal Phone Number, or Email Address:

You have access to make changes to your personal contact information by logging into your educator profile.  Scroll down to the Contact Information section and click on the “Edit Contact Information” button at the bottom of the section.  Enter the new information and hit the “Save” button.

Add an Advanced Degree or Update Education Records:

You will be required to complete an Update Personal/Education Information Request Form to update the records of your college/university degrees or attendance dates.  Please print, complete, and sign a copy of this cover sheet and mail it with an original copy of the transcript verifying the conferral of an advanced degree or updated attendance dates to:

Educator Certification
PO Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102 

Faxed, scanned, emailed, or photocopied transcripts will not be accepted. Transcripts become the property of the department and cannot be returned.  The acceptance of coursework and/or degrees is subject to DESE’s approval of the college/university attended and the major area of study.


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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