• New Teacher Certification

    Maryland Certification

    • Completed Maryland Department of Education Application.
    • Certification Fee Authorization Form.
    • A copy of a current Maryland or Out-of-State teaching certificate.
    • A copy of all test taken for certification.
    • Official transcripts.
    • Verification of Experience from previous school systems.
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    Conditional Certificate

    • Valid 2 years for 12 credit hours or less plus test .
    • 2 certificates, valid 2 years each 13+ credit hours plus test(s).
    • Provisional Contract (valid 1 year).
    • Conditionally certified teachers must complete 6 semester hours of credit towards full certification by the end of the first conditional certificate year.
    • Courses may be taken for undergraduate or graduate credits.
    • Reading course may be taken as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits.

    Contact

    Telephone: 301-952-6353
    Fax: 301-952-6238
    certification@pgcps.org
    certification.apc@pgcps.org
    certification.spc@pgcps.org

    Failure to complete certification requirements by the expiration date of a current conditional certificate will result in termination.