Welcome to Educator Certification!

Our mailing address for all documentation and transcripts:

Educator Certification
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102   

The Certification Account Portal allows you to:

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


 Would You Like to Speak with Someone About Your Route to Certification?

TeachMO is a DESE initiative that has coaches who are real teachers currently leading Missouri classrooms. They can help you take the next step towards certification. Sign up to attend Become a Teacher 101: Getting started with TeachMO here: https://ontch.org/MOteacher101. Click here to schedule a 1:1 call with a TeachMO coach and receive expert advice on your own path towards teaching.

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Log into the Certification Account Portal

  1. Log into with your username and password (Locked out? Get help here)
  2. Choose the Educator Certification System link (located on the User Applications page.) 
  3. To establish a username and password, follow the directions of the Educator Certification Help Guide
  4. If you have a certification account, but have not accessed it for over 5 years, please follow steps #1 and #2 located in the Educator Certification Help Guide.

 Learn more about:

Administrator Certification Information
Student Services
Substitute Teachers

Teacher Certification       

Administrator Certification 

Student Services Certification

Substitute Teacher Certification 

Fingerprints/Background Checks for Educator Certification

For questions about your fingerprints and background checks visit the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s website or call their contracted vendor, Idemia, at 844-543-9712


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