Certification - Current & Future Educators

Rhode Island 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.

RI’s tiered certification structure is designed to allow educators to progress to new certificate types when working in RI and demonstrating acceptable performance. Educators who hold initial certificates that expire August 31, 2015 may be eligible to progress to a professional certificate and will do so when they apply for renewal.  

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.