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Step 1.
 If you are employed in a Maryland local school system, your renewal request will be processed by your local school system.

Step 2.
If you are not currently employed in a local school system and you want to renew your certificate:

  • Send a cover letter with your name, complete mailing address, and social security number.
  • 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 renewal credits in reading if the reading requirement has not been met. Click here for reading requirements. 
  • Mail a $10 money order, cashiers check, or certified check made payable to MSDE. 

Send your complete packet to the following address:

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

Step 3.
We will renew your certificate and send it to your mailing address.

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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