Teacher Certification Resources
Have a question on certification in New York State or what additional training you will need? Find your answers here.
TEACH Online Services: TEACH Online Services is the NYS Education Department online application and database system. Learn how to register your account
Online Application Procedure: Learn how to navigate your way to through the TEACH Online Services website once you are registered.
Fingerprinting Procedures: Click here to make an appointment for required fingerprinting.
Certification Requirements & Exams: Applicants interested in what is needed for a first time certificate or additional certificate can access the NYS Education Department online search feature which allows you to identify the specific requirements you must meet for any given certificate.
Credit by Exam: Different exams are available to help you earn credit towards your certification. Learn more about the different options available.
DASA Training: Six hours of DASA training is required for all applicants for certification. Learn more about training courses available.
Child Abuse Identification Workshop: All applicants for certification are required to complete two clock hours of coursework or training regarding the identification and reporting of suspected child abuse and treatment. Learn more about training options available.
School Violence Prevention and Intervention Training: All applicants for a certificate are required to complete two clock hours of course work or training in school violence prevention and intervention. Learn more about the training options available.
Coursework/Training in the Needs of Children With Autism: All candidates for a classroom teaching certificate in all areas of Special Education were required to complete coursework or training from a State Education Department approved provider. Learn more about the training options available.
How to Become a Teacher Assistant: There are three levels to become a Teacher Assistant. WE will guide you through the process.
Advancing from the Initial Certificate to the Professional Certificate: If you hold (or held) a New York State Initial Certificate and you want to advance to the Professional Certificate, there are three possible pathway options for you.
NYSED Office of Higher Education Newsletter: The Office of Higher Education (OHE) newsletter describes the current and upcoming activities related to higher education. Newsletter articles include updates on Board of Regents items, educator certification requirements, and OHE offices and committees.