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The Arizona Department of Education, Certification Unit assists educators in meeting the requirements for certification.


 Due to facility and technology upgrades that are taking place in the building, the Certification Unit will be CLOSED at NOON on Friday May 29, 2015 and Friday June 5, 2015.

The Counter will only be open from 8am-12pm on Friday May 29, 2015 and Friday June 5, 2015.

Please DO NOT come down to the Certification Counter June 1-8 unless you have an urgent matter.  Facility and technology upgrades will limit the ability to have customers at the counter.   You can mail your application to:

ADE-Certification Unit
PO BOX 6490
Phoenix, AZ 85005
Thank you for your patience and understanding while these upgrades take place.

Application Processing Status:
For the week of 5/26/2015 we are processing the following services:

  • Quick Services received the week of 5/22/2015
  • Evaluation Services received the week of 4/17/2015

What’s New:

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Reciprocal Certificate Updates
Early Childhood Endorsement Update
Special Education Rule Changes Effective January 1, 2016
Northern Arizona Certification On-site: Flagstaff
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Certification Forms and Information:

Educator Exams:

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Contact Information:

Arizona Department of Education
Educator Certification
1535 W. Jefferson Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007