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Teacher Certification Sessions: For Teachers

Register now for the Charter Center’s 2017-18 Teacher Certification Program.

Contact your school’s HR Director to see if your school is participating, or go to Personal Certification Consultation and look for your school’s name in the drop-down menu.

New this year:  Our consultants will provide a preliminary evaluation of your certification pathway and options by email. You can review our recommendations and arrange to get further information or ask questions by email, by phone, or by visiting the Charter Center for a face-to-face evaluation.

Other resources you may find valuable in the meantime:

  • Every teacher seeking any change in certification should have an updated account in TEACH

  • Anyone who needs a background check can log into the NYSED site for Fingerprinting
    • Teachers seeking certification use service code 14ZGQT or URL on the NYSED website.
    • All others who need fingerprinting for employment use 14ZGR7 or the “Employment” URL.
  • An overview of the various ways to obtain certification can be found at the NYSED Pathways to Certification

  • NYS Certification requirements based on your current education and/or certification is available through a self-serve menu at Certification Requirements
    • Simply enter the information about the subject and level of certification you seek and the site will display the requirements for each pathway based on your current credentials.


These documents are intended to help school operations staff to navigate through the teacher certification process.

Please note, there have recently been updates in exams and exam requirements, especially for eligible interstate candidates. We are currently updating our resources to reflect these changes. For more information about applying for NYS certification with out-of-state credentials, we suggest you read the NYSED's guidelines: here.

Please contact the Certification Team at if you have any questions about these documents.