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  • the week of March 23rd for new certificates
  • the week of April 14th for maintaining certificates and Institutional Recommendations

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Updated: 04/24/2017

Certification Window Hours

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
1535 W Jefferson St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Tucson Hours
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
First 3 Wednesdays of month
April – May
400 W Congress St., Rm 223
Tucson, AZ 85701

Northern Arizona Region School Districts Certification On-site

March 27th, 2017

COMING SOON: ADE Certification On-site Arizona Department of Education certification representatives will be in Flagstaff on May 10, 2017 to provide certification services to the Northern Arizona region districts. Northern Arizona Region School Districts Certification On-site Coconino County Superintendent of … Continue reading

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Tucson Hours for 2017

March 13th, 2017
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The Tucson Certification office will be open following the monthly schedule below: Months Days Open (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) January through May First three Wednesdays of the month June, July and August Every Wednesday and Thursday September through December First … Continue reading

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Subject Knowledge Examination Waivers

January 30th, 2017

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires teachers in Title I schools to be “appropriately certified” through being in compliance with certification requirements established by the State of Arizona. Board rule R7-2-607(J) requires teachers in grades 6-12 whose primary assignment … Continue reading

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New National Evaluation Series (NES) Subject Knowledge Exams

August 25th, 2016

The Arizona State Board of Education has approved the adoption of the National Evaluation Series (NES) Mathematics (Middle Grades and Early Secondary) (NT 105) exam and the NES Social Science exam to meet the Secondary subject knowledge exam requirement to … Continue reading

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Contact Information

Arizona Department of Education
Educator Certification

[email protected]

Phoenix Office

1535 W. Jefferson Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Office Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Tucson Office

 400 West Congress Street, Room 223
Tucson, Arizona, 85701

First three Wednesdays of the month, April through May
Office Hours: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm