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Certification - Current & Future Educators

RI values teacher, building administrator, and support professional effectiveness. Due to this commitment, certification regulations [PDF, 1.15 MB] align certification with student achievement and other evidence of effective performance.

New RIDE Certification Office hours beginning May 1, 2017

Beginning May 1, 2017, staff in the Certification Office will be available to respond to phone calls, emails, and in-person support Monday through Friday between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. By focusing the morning hours on the processing of applications requests, we will be able to serve you better by reducing the amount of time between applications received and the processing date of applications.

We look forward to be able to provide all educators with more timely responses to application requests.

Online renewal and progression of certificates is the most user friendly option and may be found on eCert by logging onto RIDEmap. To understand whether or not your certificate qualifies for progression, review the information on the Processing tab below.  

NEW!! Our Office of Educator Excellence and Certification Services is open to the public 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday - Friday.

For other Frequently Asked Questions - visit Certification FAQ [PDF, 488KB]

Rhode Island Educator Code of Professional Responsibility [PDF, 306 KB]