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.

NEW!! To better be able to serve Rhode Island educators and meet your needs in LEAs, our Certification Office will be closed to the public on the following Thursdays

  • September 17, 2015
  • September 24, 2015
  • October 1. 2015

During these times, staff members will be processing applications received throughout the summer. Our Certification Office will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on all other work days. Thank you for all your support during the busy summer months.