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 Information System (ECIS V2.0) Technical Support
All individuals who require technical support to use or access the online system to apply for an OSSE educator credential must submit an ECIS Support Ticket. A support representative will follow up with step-by-step instructions to resolve the issue or schedule virtual support sessions as needed. Additional user instructions to properly sign in to ECIS V2.0 is available at this link.
New Opportunity: Praxis Fee Voucher for Select Subject Area Exams
The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) is pleased to announce that individuals seeking an initial or standard credential in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Special Education, may receive a Praxis Fee Voucher to cover the cost of the Praxis II subject area content exam. To qualify, all teachers must be currently employed by a DC local educational agency (LEA) and complete the OSSE Praxis Voucher Application. Upon approval of your application, you will receive an email to the address listed in your application, containing a unique Praxis Exam Voucher Code. Once you have received your passing exam scores, submit, or update your OSSE application for an OSSE teaching credential within 30 calendar days.
School-based Health Professionals
Additional Links and Resources
- Application for Letters of No Objection – Visa Sponsors
- Out-of-State Credential Holders (Reciprocity)
- Educator Credential Areas and Fee Schedule
For more information or questions, please contact [email protected].
For technical assistance or support using our online application system, please contact [email protected].
If you are an international educator credential applicant, please contact [email protected].