Downloadable Certification Forms

Applications for Initial Certificates, Endorsements, or Approved Areas

Application for Certification – Used to apply for most certificates (Substitute, Initial Teaching, Administrative, Professional Non-Teaching) and to add approved areas and endorsements to existing certificates.

Application for Teaching Intern Certificate

Application for Interim Administrative Certificate

Application for Provisional Foreign Teacher Certificate – Used by applicants who are participating in a foreign teacher exchange program.


Applications for Extension

Application to Extend a Provisional Certificate – Used to extend a Three-Year Provisional Elementary, Provisional Secondary, Provisional Special Education, Provisional Arts Education, or Provisional Early Childhood Certificate because you do not have the required full-time teaching experience to qualify for a Standard teaching certificate.

Application to Remove Deficiencies – Used to remove the SEI deficiency due to recent Certification rule changes, and the Arizona Constitution, US Constitution, and Fingerprint Clearance card deficiencies.   Certificates may be extended once allowable deficiencies are removed.

Application to Extend a Provisional Career and Technical Education Certificate – Used to extend a Three-Year Provisional Career and Technical Education (CTE) certificate.

Application to Extend a Teaching Intern Certificate

Application to Extend an Interim Administrative Certificate

Application to Extend a Provisional Foreign Teacher Teaching Certificate


Applications for Conversion to a Standard Certificate

Application to Convert a Provisional Arts Education, Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, or Special Education Certificate – Used to convert Provisional Arts Education, Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, or Special Education Certificate to a Standard teaching certificate.

Application to Convert a Reciprocal Provisional Certificate – Used to convert a Reciprocal Provisional Arts Education, Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, or Special Education Certificate to a Standard teaching certificate.

Application to Convert a Provisional Career and Technical Education Certificate – Used to convert a Provisional Career and Technical Education (CTE) certificate to a Standard CTE certificate.

Application to Convert a Provisional Adult Education Certificate – Used to convert a Provisional Adult Education to a Standard Adult Education certificate.


Applications for Renewal

Application for Renewal of Certificate – Used by applicants who hold a Standard Teaching, Administrative (Principal, Superintendent, or Supervisor), Guidance Counselor, School Psychologist, Athletic Coaching, or Native American Language certificate.

Application to Renew a Substitute or JROTC Certificate 

Application for Renewal of Speech-Language Pathologist, PreK-12 and Speech-Language Technician, PreK-12 Certificates


Other Applications

Change of Address Request

Application to Remove Deficiencies

Application for Name Change/Duplicate Copy of Certificate


Additional Forms and Information

Verification of PreK-12 Teaching Experience – Used to verify full-time teaching experience.

Verification of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Occupational Experience – Used to verify work experience in the appropriate CTE occupation area to qualify for initial issuance of a Provisional CTE certificate.

CTE Teaching Evaluation Verification – Used by applicants who have held a Provisional Career and Technical Education (CTE) certificate for at least two years and are applying for conversion of a Provisional CTE certificate to a Standard CTE certificate.

Explanation of Incident Form – Used by applicants who answer “Yes” to a Criminal History or Background Questions.

Foreign Credential Evaluation Agencies List of foreign credentialing agencies for applicants who are using coursework or degrees from a foreign college or university to meet certification requirements.


Completed applications may be mailed to:

ADE – Certification
PO Box 6490
Phoenix, AZ 85005-6490

Applications may be submitted in-person at the Certification Counter at:

Arizona Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Hours for the Certification Counter: 8:30 – 4:30