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Rush Policy

May 17th, 2016

Applicants will need to have a district letter requesting a rush, or a letter of intent, from the district or charter before we will rush their file. If you are active military, or an active military spouse, you may provide … Continue reading

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Application Processing Times

May 16th, 2016

For the week of 5/16/2016 we are processing the following services: Quick Services received the week of 5/12/2016 Evaluation Services received the week of 4/26/2016 Click here to check the status of your certificate(s).

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Tucson Summer Hours

May 1st, 2016
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The Tucson Certification office will be open every Wednesday and Thursday, May through August, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Only same-day services (quick services) will be provided. All other services must be sent to the Phoenix Certification Office. We … Continue reading

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Read more past news    |    Read more posts about certification changes


  • Teaching Intern Certificate– The Teaching Intern certificate no longer requires completion of Structured English Immersion (SEI) training in order for applicants to qualify for initial issuance…
  • Endorsements– The grade level of the Special Subject Area endorsement, Gifted endorsements, and Library-Media Specialist endorsement has been expanded from K-12 to PreK-12…
  • Rule Change for Special Education Certification – NEW Requirements!  Special education certificates will be aligned by level of severity instead of disability category.  New rules will take effect on January 1, 2016
  • New PreK-12 Physical Education Certificate – NEW Certificate!  Streamlining the application process and reducing costs by offering a new Arizona certificate…
  • Reciprocity Updates – Great news for out-of-state Educators!  Streamlining and enhancing Arizona certification for out-of-state educators relocating to sunny Arizona…
  • Early Childhood Education Updates – NEW Provisional Endorsement!  Provisional Early Childhood Education Endorsement, Birth – Age8/Grade 3.  And, time restriction removed for the FULL endorsement…
  • Structured English Immersion (SEI) Rule Change – Great news for AZ Educators!  Qualifying for the Full SEI Endorsement, K-12 just got easier….

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Contact Information

Arizona Department of Education
Educator Certification
1535 W. Jefferson Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
[email protected]

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