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Foreign Credential Evaluation Reports

Educators Prepared Outside of the US

Applicants who have completed degrees and educator preparation at institutions outside of the US, may qualify for a DC educator credential, if the applicant:

  • Holds the equivalent of a completed bachelor’s degree earned at an accredited US institution;
  • Has completed an educator preparation program in the applicable subject area;
  • Has passing scores for  the basic skills, subject content and pedagogy exams required by the District of Columbia or has passed comparable exams in another state where the applicant holds a valid full credential/license.

Applicants with degrees and other studies completed at institutions outside of the US (including Canada) must submit a foreign credential equivalency report issued by an approved agency. The District of Columbia accepts foreign credential equivalency reports provided by the following entities: (1) organizations that have current membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE); (2) accredited four-year colleges/universities; and (3) evaluation organizations that are approved by other state educator licensing/credentialing agencies for state certification purposes.

The report must include:

  1. A US eqivalency degree summary statement;
  2. A course by course listing of all completed coursework that includes the grade earned and number of credit hours completed for each course;
  3. Please do not send diplomas, foreign transcripts, or any documents not printed in English.