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Certification - Current & Future Educators

Welcome to our redesigned certification page! Find the statement below that best describes you and use the links to navigate to the appropriate page.

NEW!! RIDE Certification Office Opens for Appointments

Our Information Specialists in the Certification Office will be available for telephone and virtual appointments weekdays from 1pm-4pm. Please visit the Certification Support Booking Calendar to schedule an appointment.

Please note that if you have questions regarding a notice you received connected to your certification application, you must reach out directly to the Education Specialist who reviewed your application and issued the notice, as this system does not make appointments with Education Specialists. For technical issues with the My eCert portal, please submit a ticket at: https://support.ride.ri.gov

Processing times:

Complete applications are processed more quickly than incomplete applications. At this time, application processing times are fourteen to sixteen weeks.The certification office sincerely thanks you for your patience.

Relevant Links:

statement LinkS
I want to access my current Rhode Island certification OR I need to renew my current certification in eCert.

My eCert on Portal

I am looking for certification/renewal requirements OR I am ready to apply for a certification.
I want to learn more about different ways to become certified in Rhode Island.
NEW!! I want to know more about Fast Track Building Administrator certificates Fast Track Building Administrator
I want to know which educator preparation programs are approved in Rhode Island and want to know about educator preparation program performance. RI Educator Preparation Programs
I want to verify the credentials of Rhode Island teachers, administrators, and support professionals. Public Educator Verification Portal
I want to access relevant reports about preparation and certification in Rhode Island.

Educator Preparation Index NEW!

Emergency Certificates Annual Report NEW!

Expert Residency Certificates Report NEW!

Have additional questions?
  • Email us at eqac@ride.ri.gov.
  • Call us at (401) 222-4600 between 1:00 - 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.