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If you are currently teaching with a professional teaching classification certificate and it has expired or will expire soon, and you will complete all requirements for upgrading within the next school year, you and your district will need to submit an online Extension application.

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
  1. Log into with your User ID and password (Locked out? Get help here)
  2. Choose the Educator Certification System link (located on the User Applications page.) 
  3. To establish a User ID and password, follow the directions of the Educator Certification Help Guide