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(Veterans, current service member, spouse of a veteran, or surviving spouse of a veteran.)

Step 1.

You must be a veteran, current service member, spouse of a veteran, or surviving spouse of a veteran.

Step 2.

To request your initial Maryland certificate, submit the following:

A. Service Status: Veteran, spouse of a veteran, or surviving spouse of a veteran:

  • A cover letter with your name, service status, complete mailing address, date of birth, social security number, personal email address, and the area of certification you are seeking.  Day time telephone number is encouraged;

  • Official transcript(s) in an unopened mailer for all course work taken (community college, baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate, if applicable).  Your transcript must show the degree earned and date of conferral.  Student copies in an unopened mailer are also acceptable; and

  • Photocopy of DD form 214, with Discharge under Circumstances other than Dishonorable; and

  • Photocopy of marriage certificate(spouse/surviving spouse)/death certificate (surviving spouse).

  • If you are certified in another state, submit a photocopy of that state certificate and tests scores taken to obtain that certificate or verification of satisfactory experience (minimum 2 years).

B. Service status: Current service member or spouse of current service member:

  • A cover letter with your name, service status, complete mailing address, date of birth, social security number, personal email address, and the area of certification you are seeking. Day time telephone number is encouraged;

  • Official transcript(s) in an unopened mailer for all course work taken (community college, baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate, if applicable). Your transcript must show the degree earned and date of conferral. Student copies in an unopened mailer are also acceptable;

  • Photocopy of military orders assigning duty station; and

  • Photocopy of marriage certificate.

  • If you are certified in another state, submit a photocopy of that state certificate and tests scores taken to obtain that certificate or verification of satisfactory experience (minimum 2 years).

Send your complete packet to:

                  Maryland State Department of Education
                  Certification Branch
                  200 W. Baltimore Street
                  Baltimore, MD 21201

Step 3:

We will determine your eligibility for certification and notify you by email.


Contact Information
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  (410) 767-0412 or toll free (866) 772-8922
TTY/TDD:  (410) 333-6442
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