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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 Labor Day, the Certification office will be closed on Monday, September 7th.  Please be at the Certification counter by 2:00 pm on Friday, September 4th to be serviced.  The Certification office will be closed Friday, September 18th from 8:00 – 12:00 pm and will re-open at 12:00pmWe apologize for the inconvenience.

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Important SEI Rule Change

On June 22, 2015, the State Board of Education approved changes to the Structured English Immersion (SEI) endorsement rule. Effective June 22, 2015, individuals may qualify for a Full SEI endorsement with 3 semester hours or 45 clock hours … [Read More…]

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Application Processing Times

For the week of 8/31/2015 we are processing the following services:
◾Quick Services received the week of 9/2/2015
◾Evaluation Services received the week of 8/24/2015


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Contact Information

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