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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*Certification Regulations 2019:
Resources for educators renewing certificates in 2020

Certification Regulations 2019

  • Videos - Click here to view the YouTube playlist of brief videos organized by topic that explain the certification changes in greater detail.
  • Frequently Asked Questions - RIDE has answered some of the most common questions in this document.
  • Professional Learning Units Guidance - Read more about Professional Learning Units.  This document is geared especially towards educators whose certificates expire in 2020.
  • Overview of changes to certification regulations: This covers all the important details about the certification regulation promulgated in December 2018.
  • PowerPoint with Notes - This PowerPoint presentation has detailed notes to accompany the slides.
  • Regulations - This document contains the full text of the regulations promulgated December 4, 2018.


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


eCert brochure

Certification Renewal and Progression

I am looking for certification requirements OR I am ready to apply for a certification.
I want to learn more about different ways to become certified in Rhode Island.
I want to know which educator preparation programs are approved in Rhode Island and want to know about educator preparation program performance.
I want to verify the credentials of Rhode Island teachers, administrators, and support professionals.
I want to access relevant reports about preparation and certification in Rhode Island.

Educator Preparation Index

Emergency Certificates Annual Report

Newly Certified Educators Report

Have additional questions?
  • Email us at eqac@ride.ri.gov.
  • Call us at (401) 222-8893 between 1:00 - 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
  • Visit us at 255 Westminster Street (or 80 Washington Street), 4th Floor, Providence, RI 02903 between 1:00 - 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.