Certification - Current & Future Educators

RI values teacher, building administrator, and support professional effectiveness. Due to this commitment, certification regulations [PDF, 1.15 MB] align certification with student achievement and other evidence of effective performance.

Changes to Certification Regulations
  • Effective January 1, 2017 RIDE will no longer issue substitute permits or athletic coach permits.
  • The Career and Technical Education Preliminary certificate has also changed. This is certificate is now valid for 3 years and is renewed for 4 years instead of annually.
  • Click here to view the regulations for more information.

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 information on the Processing tab below.  

Our Office of Educator Excellence and Certification Services is open to the public 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday - Friday.

For other Frequently Asked Questions - visit Certification FAQ [PDF, 488KB]

Rhode Island Educator Code of Professional Responsibility [PDF, 306 KB]