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

Important Information

Office Closures

Office Closures

In observance of Thanksgiving, our office will be closed Thursday, November 26th.  We will resume normal business hours Friday, November 27th from 8:30 am-4:30 pm. Please be at the Certification counter by 2:00 pm on Wednesday, November 25th in order to be serviced.

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Important SEI Rule Change

As of September 28, 2015, individuals applying for a teaching or administrative certificate will have three years to fulfill the Structured English Immersion (SEI) requirement … [Read More…]

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Application Processing Times

For the week of 11/23/2015 we are processing the following services:
◾Quick Services received the week of 11/25/2015
◾Evaluation Services received the week of 11/25/2015


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Contact Information

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

Hours for Certification counter: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm