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We are currently processing applications received:

  • the week of May 23rd for new certificates
  • the week of June 5th for maintaining certificates and Institutional Recommendations

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Updated: 06/26/2017

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.
Every Wednesday and Thursday
June-August (Starting June 7th)
400 W Congress St., Rm 223
Tucson, AZ 85701

Certification Changes

Although we are aware of recent legislation that will impact certification requirements for current and future educators in Arizona, at this time we are not able to advise applicants on the details nor are the requirements currently in effect. “Upon receiving the Governor’s signature, a bill is sent to the Secretary of State where it […]

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Tucson Hours for 2017

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 three Wednesdays of the month   Only same-day services (quick services) will be provided. All […]

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Subject Knowledge Examination Waivers

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 is an academic subject area to pass the appropriate Board adopted subject knowledge exam, and […]

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New National Evaluation Series (NES) Subject Knowledge Exams

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 teach Social Studies in grades 6-12.

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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

Every Wednesday and Thursday, June through August
Office Hours: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm