Certification

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) will be releasing The Educator Application and Certification Hub (TEACH) in April! TEACH will replace the current certification application system, which will be shutting down on April 20, 2022. TEACH is expected to be released on April 27, 2022. All Maryland educators will have access to an online Dashboard where they may apply for certification, make payments, download their certificate, access various online services, and update their contact information. 

Existing certificate holders will need to complete a one-time registration by visiting TEACH at https://certificationhub.msde.maryland.gov once the system is released. MSDE will be providing technical support for educators needing assistance during the registration process. Should you need assistance, please email [email protected].
Please see instructions on how to register in TEACH.

Due to the new application’s functionality, the process for submitting certification requests has changed.  Please see Certification Requests for information and instructions.


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.