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The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has released a new mandatory certification hub. The Educator Application and Certification Hub (TEACH), has replaced the previous portal.

Existing applicants and certificate holders MUST complete a one-time registration by visiting TEACH at

For additional information on the TEACH system, including instructions for registration, renewal, and adding endorsements, please visit

CCPS Human Resources Certification staff works directly with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to provide certification services for all CCPS professional employees. Once employed by CCPS as a contracted educator, specialist, or administrator, CCPS handles ALL of your certifications via direct access to the MSDE's Educator Information System (EIS). Please direct all questions about your Maryland Educator Certificate, salary advancement, course applicability, and equivalent credit applicability

IMPORTANT NOTES: Information given by any other office or CCPS employee may not pertain to your specific needs or circumstances. If you are not a current CCPS educator, specialist, or administrator OR if you are a CCPS supporting services employee or substitute teacher, you must contact MSDE directly for certification services at 1-410-767-0412 or toll-free at 1-866-772-8922 or at

Forms: Click on the topic below for helpful information:

Certification Fee Authorization Form
PD Credit Verification Form
Professional Development Activities
Professional Development Plan
Verification of Teaching Experience

Certification FAQs
Certification renewal requirements
MSDE Approved Reading Courses for Endorsements that Require 12 Credits
MSDE Secondary Approved Reading Courses
Praxis Test requirements
Reading your new certificate
Why you need reading credits

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