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Educator Credentialing and Certification

Special Announcements

Educator Credential Extensions
OSSE has been authorized to extend the validity of an OSSE-issued educator credential that would otherwise expire during the COVID-19 Emergency Period. The “COVID-19 Emergency Period” means the period during which the public health emergency declared by the Mayor is in effect and 45 days thereafter. The end date of this extension will be announced here once determined. View additional details in the Guidance Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19): Educator Credential Application Extension Processes.

New! Praxis Tests at Home
Registration and testing information for the Praxis Tests at Home is now available. This option allows individuals to take most Praxis tests remotely at home or in another secure location. For more information, please visit the Educational Testing Service (ETS) website at ets.org/s/cv/praxis/the-americas.

Educator Credentialing

Welcome to the Office of the State Superintendent of Education's (OSSE’s) Division of Teaching and Learning Educator Credentialing webpage. Here is where you will find all information and services related to educator certification in the District of Columbia.

Please choose a menu item below for information regarding the service you are seeking:

Educator Credentialing and Certification How to ApplyEducator Credentialing and Certification Credential Renewal

For more information or questions, please contact [email protected].

For technical assistance or support using our online application system, please contact [email protected].