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Certification Requirements and Applications

This page contains certification requirements and applications for anyone seeking an Initial certificate through RI approved programs, reciprocity, or credential review. For information on Preliminary certificates, see Paths to Certification.

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Early Childhood Grades | Elementary Grades | Middle Grades | Secondary Grades | All Grades | Administrators | Support Professionals | Endorsements

Grade Span Certification Areas Resources
Early Childhood
(Grades PK-2)
  • Early Childhood
  • Special Education
  • Bilingual Dual Language
  • English to Speakers of Other Languages

Elementary
(Grades 1-6)
  • Elementary
  • Special Education
  • Bilingual Dual Language
  • English to Speakers of Other Languages

Middle Grades
(Grades 5-8)
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Special Education
  • Bilingual Dual Language
  • English to Speakers of Other Languages

Secondary Grades
(Grades 7-12)
  • Agriculture
  • Biology
  • Business Education
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • General Science
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Special Education
  • Bilingual Dual Language
  • English to Speakers of Other Languages

All Grades
(Grades PK-12)
  • Art
  • Dance
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Health
  • Library Media Studies
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • School Nurse Teacher
  • Technology Education
  • Theater
  • World Languages
  • Special Education-Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Special Education-Visually Impaired
  • Special Education-Severe Intellectual Disability
  • Special Education
  • Bilingual Dual Language
  • English to Speakers of Other Languages

Administrator Certificates
  • Building Level Administrator
  • District Level Administrator - Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • District Level Administrator - Special Education
  • School Business Administrator
  • Superintendent of Schools

Support Professional Certificates
  • School Counselor
  • School Psychologist
  • School Social Worker
  • Speech and Language Pathologist
  • Reading Specialist/Consultant
  • Mathematics Specialist/Consultant
  • English to Speakers of Other Languages Specialist/Consultant
  • Instructional Leader
  • Registered School Nurse

Charter School Certification Guidance