Certification

In accordance with the mandated direction from the State Superintendent, school buildings will be closed for the remainder for the remainder of the school year, in order to maintain the health and safety of our staff and students.  
 
Due to the school closures, please submit certification documents to the Office of Certification via email to certunit@bcps.org.  Electronic transcripts must be sent directly from the college or university to certunit@bcps.org.  Certification representatives will be monitoring this email account and responding to inquiries.  The timeline for reviewing all certification and reimbursement requests has not changed.  Please allow up to 6-8 weeks for your request to be reviewed.

For more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.


Carla Simons, Supervisor
Last Names A-K: 443-809-4147
Last Names L-Z: 443-809-5768
Email Certification

The Office of Certification is a part of the Department of Human Resources and is responsible for ensuring that certificated staff achieve and maintain professional certification including evaluating educator credentials, issuing initial certificates, renewing certificates, and adding area endorsements.  Certification staff serve as liaisons to the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) for certificated BCPS staff.  Our office also serves as your professional growth advisors and works collaboratively with the Office of Organizational Development to offer various professional development opportunities for BCPS staff.