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Request a Duplicate License or Certificate

How To Request a Duplicate Copy of Your License

To obtain a duplicate copy of your current District of Columbia educator’s license, please send a letter along with $20 in the form of a money order or cashier’s check to our office officially requesting the issuance a duplicate license. Please include in the letter the following information:

1. Your First and Last Name (please include name(s) used at the time your license was issued); and,

2. Your current mailing address; and,

3. Your Social Security Number (for identification purposes); and,

4. Your Date of Birth; and,

5. The name of the subject area(s) of the duplicate license(s) you are requesting

Please make your $20.00 processing fee payment payable to: D.C. Treasurer. Please be reminded that personal checks and cash are not accepted.

To obtain an official statement of verification for a previously issued and/or expired license, please send a written request which includes the information listed above. There is no charge for this service because we do not issue or reproduce an actual license/certificate for expired license(s).

All requests for duplicate licenses and/or verifications have a two‐week processing time from the date the request is received.

Forward your request to:

OSSE – Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education

Office of Educator Licensure & Accreditation

810 First Street NE, 5th Floor

Washington, DC 20002

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday:        8:30am - 5 pm for application/material pick-up and drop-off only.

Consultation from the licensure team is only available during the following hours:

  • Monday          1 pm – 5 pm
  • Tuesday         10 am – 2 pm
  • Wednesday    1 pm – 5 pm
  • Thursday        10 am – 2 pm
  • Friday             Closed, except by appointment
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(202) 741-5881
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