Initial Student Services
INITIAL STUDENT SERVICES (ISS)
This classification, Initial Student Services (ISS), is valid for four (4) years from the date of issuance.
During the four (4) years that you hold this classification, you need to complete the following requirements before you can upgrade to a Career Student Services Certificate (CSS, valid for 99 years):
1. Complete four (4) years of Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) approved student services experience.
2. Participate in a district-provided mentoring program for two (2) years. Your school will assign an appropriate student services provider to be your mentor;
TO LOG INTO YOUR ONLINE EDUCATOR PROFILE
To access your certification account (online profile) you must first log into DESE Web Applications with a user ID 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:
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 user ID 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.