Professional Development

Please note that due to the recent ransomware attack our office has limited access to data and documentation needed to completely address your inquiry or request.

The Office of Certification staff is available to answer certification questions and receive credentials such as electronic transcripts, ETS score reports, and certification requests. Tuition and license reimbursement requests as well as salary lane advancements will resume once systems return to regular operations.

Official transcripts must be submitted directly from the institution to certunit@bcps.org.  ETS score reports may also be submitted to certunit@bcps.org from your BCPS email.

Certification documents may also be sent via US mail to the address below.

Baltimore County Public Schools
Office of Certification
6901 N Charles Street, Bldg. E
Towson, MD 21204

We appreciate your patience and understanding while we await further updates.


There are several online professional development and continuing education websites that partner with regionally accredited colleges and universities to offer coursework for educators.  Coursework must be relevant to K-12 education and related to your current assignment or anticipated educational assignment.  Coursework must first satisfy certification requirements then can also be taken for further educational enrichment.

The BCPS Office of Teacher Development organizes workshops, events, courses and programs for professional growth and to earn credits needed for recertification, salary advancement, or additional endorsements.

You are encouraged to contact the Office of Certification if you are unsure if a course is acceptable. Please provide a course description when inquiring about coursework.  If you opt to take an online professional development course, you must order the course as graduate, semester-hour credits and ensure you will receive an official transcript with a grade of “C” or better.  Clock hours and continuing education hours are not acceptable.