Monitor and Renew Your Certification

Certification

The Certification team works to ensure that employees across City Schools meet the certification standards required by the State Board of Education, which were established so that each student is served by professional educational staff who possess the minimum essential knowledge and skills needed to achieve outcomes for public education.

Individuals may download their own certificates by going to: www.mdcert.org.
 
Announcing automated Maryland Educator Certificate renewal online
City Schools is transforming its schools and buildings with effective technology, support, resources and well-trained personnel to ensure that all students graduate from high school ready for college, career training and life success in the 21st century. In our continued effort to automate manual processes to better support our teachers, City Schools has streamlined the renewal process for employees requiring a Maryland Educator Certificate. Beginning March 31, 2014, affiliated BTU and PSASSA employees will use the current ERP to submit renewal requests, endorsement requests and HOUSSE evaluation requests online:
 
Ÿ • Anytime; 24-hours a day, seven days a week
Ÿ • Reduce the review process time by half
Ÿ • Reduce submission errors with electronic entries*
Ÿ • Data captured more accurately and readily available
 
To better understand this new process, you are required to review the Certification Request How to Guide and notify our office directly with any questions. The Human Capital Office also has computers with scanners which are available for employees to use.
 
Please note, as of April 1, 2014 no hard submissions will be accepted in Human Capital/Department of Certification for certificate renewals, endorsements, and/or HOUSSE evaluation requests.
 
If you have already submitted your renewal documents to our office there is no need to repeat the submission and submit on line.
 
*Official transcripts still need to be submitted in paper to Human Capital/Department of Certification
 
Main Contact Information:
certification@bcps.k12.md.us
Phone: 410-396-8885
Fax: 410-545-0897
Hours of Operation: 8:00am - 5:00pm
 
Team Members:
Tamara DeShields-Burns, Manager of Licensure & HQ
Zakia McAllister, Certification Specialist
Michelle Smith, Certification Specialist