Due to the recent ransomware attack, the Office of Certification has limited access to data and documentation needed to completely address all inquiries or requests.

Office of Certification staff is available to answer certification questions and receive credentials such as electronic transcripts, ETS score reports, and certification requests.  MSDE certificate renewals and endorsements have resumed as normal.

Tuition and license reimbursement requests, growth chart requests, as well as salary lane advancements cannot be processed at this time but will resume once systems return to regular operations.  Any changes or adjustments to salary will be processed with the appropriate retroactive date.

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

The Office of Certification appreciates your patience and understanding while we await further updates regarding our information systems.

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.