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Teacher Certification: For Schools

REGISTER NOW for the 2018-19 Teacher Certification Program

Led by Caryl Cohen, the Charter Center’s Certification Team provides analysis and in-depth technical support to help your school comply with New York State and Federal regulations and your teachers to navigate the pathways to NYS certification.



  • Two secure, on-line worksheets per year that provide
    1. a detailed teacher certification summary for your school’s hiring manager.
    2. an analysis of your school’s certification status to help your school achieve or maintain full compliance
    3. recommendations to help you support teachers with their certification
  • Personal consultations for teachers who need to develop an individualized plan for certification
  • Phone or on-line support for HR directors with teacher certification questions
  • Topical professional development on certification issues for program members such as recent changes in required exams, the complexities that interstate candidates face, new or dual certification in special education and more
  • Priority registration and discounted fees on DASA workshops and other trainings for teachers



The fee for teacher certification services is based on the total number of teachers on your school roster planned for the school year. This number also includes teaching assistants, guidance counselors, school social workers, and school psychologists.

2018–2019 Fee Schedule For Participating Schools
School TypeFee Per School
New Schools ( up to10 teachers)$1,000
11 - 20 teachers$1,700
21 - 40 teachers$2,700
41 - 60 teachers$4,200
61 - 80 teachers$5,300
81 - 100 teachers$6,500
101 - 120 teachers$7,700
121 - 140 teachers$9,000
141 - 160 teachers$9,700
161+ teachers$10,700
New York City charter schools can register to be a part of the Teacher Certification Services program.


The Charter Center’s resources are compiled from NYSED and our experience assisting teachers to navigate the certification process. Schools participating in our Teacher Certification Program will also find additional resources through the HR community of practice.

Please note: The Charter Center’s resource guide “Applicants from Other States Seeking NYS Classroom Teaching Certificates” reflects recent updates in exams and exam requirements for eligible interstate candidates.

For additional detailed information for both teachers and school administrators with out-of-state credentials, visit the NYSED’s TEACH website