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Educator Credentialing and Certification

The OSSE Educator Credentials Office, within the Teaching and Learning Unit, is responsible for reviewing the credentials and qualifications of applicants seeking certification in the District of Columbia.

Apply for a DC Educator License Using ECIS, OSSE’s New Web-Based Licensure Application System

** The process for submitting DC educator license applications has recently changed. Beginning Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, teachers, administrators, and school service providers seeking to obtain or renew a District of Columbia educator credential may apply using the Educator Credential Information System (ECIS). Applicants who prefer to submit paper applications directly to the licensure office may do so through Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. Beginning Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 all applicants will be required to apply using ECIS.

For more information and to start your application please visit the following links:

Information for Individuals Seeking Teaching and School Support Personnel Credentials

Information for Individuals Seeking School Administrator Credentials

Information for All Individuals Seeking a DC Educator Credential

Office Hours and Contact Information

The Educator Credentials Office is open from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you have questions or concerns about how to obtain or renew an Educator Credential in the District of Columbia, please contact the Educator Credential Office via telephone at (202) 741-5881, email at osse.asklicensure@dc.gov, or by visiting in person at the following address:

OSSE – Division of Elementary, Secondary, and Specialized Education
Educator Credentials Office
810 First St., NE - Fifth Floor
Washington, DC 20002

Educator Credentials Customer Experience Survey

The Educator Credentials Team is committed to providing our customers with the highest-quality experience possible. Please help us accomplish our goal by taking a few moments to complete the following brief online survey about the quality of your recent Educator Credentials interaction. Thank you for your valuable feedback.

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Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(202) 741-5881
Contact TTY: 
711
Contact Suite #: 
Fifth Floor
Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Service Location: 

810 First Street, NE

GIS Address: 
810 First Street, NE
City: 
Washington
State: 
DC
Zip: 
20002