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(Experienced Professional; out-of-state valid (current) certificate and three years of full-time, satisfactory teaching experience (within the past seven [7] years verified)

Step 1.
You must hold a valid (current) professional certificate issued by another state.

Step 2.
You must have three (3) years of satisfactory, full-time experience within the  past seven (7) years in the subject area for which you are seeking certification.  This experience may be from any state, except Maryland.  

Step 3.
To request your initial Maryland certificate by mail, submit the following:

  • Official transcript(s) in an unopened mailer for all course work taken (community college, baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate, if applicable).  Your transcript must show the degree and date of conferral.   Student copies in an unopened mailer are also acceptable;
  • A photocopy of your valid (current) out-of-state professional certificate;
  • An original Verification of Experience form. (You may download this form here; and
  • A cover letter with your name, complete mailing address, social security number, and the area of certification you are seeking.  Day time telephone number and personal e-mail address are encouraged.

  Send your complete packet to the following address:

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

Step 4.
We will determine your eligibility for certification and notify you by email.

Contact Information
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  (410) 767-0412 or toll free 1 (866) 772-8922
TTY/TDD:  (410) 333-6442
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