Tuition and License Reimbursement

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.

Baltimore County Public Schools offers employees tuition reimbursement for the purpose of certification and educational enrichment.  The school system will reimburse up to nine (9) semester hours per fiscal year for staff represented by TABCO, CASE, AFSCME, and OPE. For employees represented by ESPBC, up to 12 credits per fiscal year are reimbursable.  The reimbursement cycle is from July 1st to June 30th.

You must complete a Tuition Reimbursement Form.  There is one form for all BCPS employees, provided in the documents below.  The rate as of July 1, 2017 is $300 per semester hour.  The request for reimbursement must be submitted within 30 calendar days of when the grade is available at the college or university.  For courses completed in the spring, administrators are on duty during the summer to sign reimbursement forms.  Approved reimbursements will be processed within eight weeks of receipt by the Office of Certification.

The documentation on this page provides instructions on how to submit your tuition or license reimbursement request.  Questions may be directed to the Office of Certification at certunit@bcps.org or 443-809-4147.