For Teacher / Teaching Assistant / Coaching License

  • Point of contact to answer questions and provide information by phone or e-mail
  • Assists with navigating the TEACH Web site
  • Frequently referred by teachers
  • Level 1,2,3, Teaching Assistant applications
  • Temporary coaching licenses

View Teacher Certification Services License Flyer: [PDF Adobe Acrobat Reader Format]

For School Districts

  • Regional Certification Office provides expedited service for teachers in district
  • Serves as liaison between Districts and State Education Department
  • Provides up to date information and changes regarding certification
  • Swift response to district questions
  • Faster processing of applications
  • Workshops available by request
  • Processes coaching licenses
  • Maintains files for coaching licenses and all certification evaluations

View Teacher Certification Services for Districts Flyer: [PDF Adobe Acrobat Reader Format]

Our Certification Officer

The Dutchess BOCES Regional Office is closed due to the retirement of the Regional Certification Officer. In the future, all paperwork should be forwarded to the following address at the State Education Department.

Please be assured that your concerns are important to Dutchess BOCES and every effort has been made to insure that your paperwork will be processed by the State Education Department.

Contact Information:

New York State Education Department
Office of Teaching Initiatives, Room 5N
89 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12234
- Please be sure that all paperwork has identifying information i.e. DOB and last 4 digits of SS#

- Emails should be sent to tcert@nysed.gov(link sends e-mail) with Coaching in the subject line if applicable

- Telephone inquiries (518) 474-3901