Certification - Current & Future Educators

RI values teacher, building administrator, and support professional effectiveness. Due to this commitment, certification regulations [PDF] align certification with student achievement and other evidence of effective performance.

Online renewal and progression of certificates is the most user friendly option and may be found on eCert by logging onto RIDEmap. To understand whether or not your certificate qualifies for progression, review the progression and renewal categories.  

Our Office of Educator Quality is open to the public 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday - Friday.
  • Online certification renewal is available for My eCert users who have Full certificates (Initial or Professional) expiring on August 31, 2015. School Nurse Teacher and School Social Worker certificates must always be renewed by paper, as the renewal application must be accompanied by a copy of a valid license.
  • Educators who are currently employed and do not have any previous ratings or who have 1 or more Ineffective ratings must wait until August 1 to renew.
  • Educators who hold Professional certificates, as well as all support professionals will renew at the current level of their certificate.
  • All other certificates must be renewed via a paper application.