Regional Certification Office

Dutchess BOCES is a Regional Certification Office which is an extension of the New York State Education Department, Office of Teaching Initiatives.

It serves the school districts and residents of Dutchess County by providing transcript evaluation and processing credentials for those seeking NYS certification. The office is also available to answer questions and provide information.

Contact Information:

Janet Quade
Certification Officer
Dutchess BOCES Human Resources
5 BOCES Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
v: 845.486.4800 ext.2217

REVISED OFFICE HOURS:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10:00AM-2:00PM: 845.486.4800 x2217.

To apply online, visit the NYS Office of Teaching Initiatives website at www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert and click on TEACH.