If you are employed in a Maryland local school system, your renewal request will be processed by your local school system.
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
200 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
We will renew your certificate and send it to your mailing address.