Professional Development

The Office of Certification has regained access to the human resources systems, but efforts to fully restore the application are still in progress.  While the system restoration continues, there are some services and requests the Office of Certification can resume.  As they become available, updates will be posted on the News Hub.

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.

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

MSDE certificate renewals and endorsements have resumed as normal.  To request and endorsement, please complete the Certification Request Form

As a result of the ransomware attack, growth chart reports cannot be generated.  However, a listing of coursework recorded by the Office of Certification is available.  To request a listing of coursework on file, please complete the Growth Chart and Salary Lane Advancement Request Form.   

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.