Reinstatement

​How do I reinstate my expired Maryland Professional Teaching Certificate?

There are 2 ways in which an educator may reinstate an expired professional MD certificate:

 ​1. Present 6 semester hours of acceptable credit*

*​Acceptable credit is credit that is:
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 2. Present a valid professional certificate issued by a      member state and verification of 3 years of                    satisfactory experience within the last 7 years 

To request reinstatement of your certificate, please submit the following:
  • A cover letter with your name, mailing address, last 4 digits of your social security number, date of birth and personal email address.
  •  Official transcript(s) in an unopened mailer or MSDE Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits earned within the past five (5) years (Option 1).  
  • A copy of your active professional certificate and verification​ of 3 years of satisfactory​ experience within the last 7 years (Option 2​).​

Documents may be mailed to:
                Maryland State Department of Education
                Certification Branch
                200 W. Baltimore Street
                Baltimore, MD 21201

Document may be sent electronically to certdocuments.msde@maryland.gov
(Transcripts must come to this address directly from the Institute of Higher Education or an e-transcript service.  Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted.​​)

MD Historical Certificate Areas

A certificate area that is no longer issued may not be reinstated

Reinstatement requirements are outlined in