Important Notice Regarding Renewal

Memorandum to those educators who hold a certificate that was due to expire on July 1, 2020 or January 1, 2021.

To access your certification account, visit the Educator Portal.

If you are employed as a teacher, administrator, or specialist by a MD public school system, nonpublic special education facility, or a MD State operated school, please contact your employer to discuss your certification needs.

Certification Information Center

Certification inquiries may be sent to

Normal Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Certification Information Center is closed on state holidays.

The MSDE communicates to applicants and existing educators via email. Keep your email address up to date through your portal account. Should you have difficulties updating your email on the portal, or if you do not have access to the portal, please contact to request your record be updated. 

Maryland Certificate Revocations and Voluntary Surrenders

Revocation information is updated on a monthly basis. To request further information, please visit the Maryland Public Information Act webpage.

National Board Certification Fee Incentive Program