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Step 1.
To request reinstatement (click here for requirements)  of your certificate by mail and you are not currently employed in a Maryland local school system:

  • Send a cover letter with your name, complete mailing address, social security number, personal e-mail address, certificate type, and validity dates of the last certificate issued.  If you have a copy of the last certificate issued, include a photocopy.
  • Submit official transcripts in an unopened mailer for six (6) credits (either college/university) or MSDE Continuing Professional Development credits earned within the past five (5) years. Photocopies are not acceptable.  Individuals holding certification in a teaching area must submit reinstatement credits in reading if the reading requirement has not been met.  Click here for reading requirements.

 Send your  packet to the following address:

Maryland State Department of Education
Certification Branch
200 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Step 2. 

If all requirements for reinstatement have been met, we will notify you by email.  If there are outstanding requirements, we will send an evaluation that lists the remaining requirements.

Contact Information
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  (410) 767-0412 or toll free (866) 772-8922
TTY/TDD:  (410) 333-6442
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