Downloadable Certification Forms

Requirements may be subject to change and are fully referenced in the Arizona Revised Statutes and Administrative Code.  All submitted documentation, including transcripts, becomes the property of The Arizona Department of Education and will not be returned.

Initial Certificate / Approved Area / Endorsement / Intern Certificate Application:
Application for Certification
Use this form for:
  • Applying for Initial Teaching, Special Education, CTE, Administrative and Other Certificates
  • Applying for Additional Approved Area
  • Applying for Endorsements, e.g. SEI, ESL, Reading, etc.
 
 Application for Teaching Intern Certificate
 
Application for Interim Administrative Certificate
 
Application for Provisional Foreign Teacher Teaching Certificate
 
Reciprocal Application / Forms:
Application for Reciprocal Teaching and Reciprocal Administrative Certificate

Use this form for:

  • Out-of-State Applicants Applying for Arizona Certification Under Reciprocity
Fingerprint Testament for Out-of-State Certified Teachers

Use this form for:

  • Out-of-State Applicants Applying for Arizona Fingerprint Reciprocity. Please note that proof of application for an Arizona IVP fingerprint card must accompany this form.
Application to Transfer Reciprocal Teaching and Administrative Certificates

Use this form for:

  • Transferring a 1-year Reciprocal Provisional Certificate to a 3-year Provisional Certificate.
 
Extension Applications:
Application to Extend a Provisional Teaching Certificate  (aka Extension Form)
Use this form for:
  • Applying for a One-Time Extension of a Provisional Elementary, Provisional Secondary, Provisional Special Education, Provisional Arts Education, or Provisional Early Childhood Certificate
Application to Extend a Provisional Career and Technical Education Certificate
Use this form for:
  • Applying for a One-Time Extension of a Provisional Career and Technical Education Certificate
Application to Extend a Teaching Intern Certificate
Application to Extend an Interim Administrative Certificate 
Application to Extend a Provisional Foreign Teacher Teaching Certificate
 
Conversion Applications:
Application to Convert a Provisional Arts Education, Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, or Special Education Certificate  (aka Conversion Form)
Use this form for:
  • Converting a Provisional Elementary to a Standard
  • Converting a Provisional Secondary to a Standard
  • Converting a Provisional Arts Education PreK-12 to a Standard
  • Converting a Provisional Special Education to a Standard
  • Converting a Provisional Early Childhood to a Standard
Application to Convert a Provisional Adult Education Certificate
Use this form for
  • Converting a Provisional Adult Education Certificate to a Standard Adult Education Certificate.
Application to Convert a Provisional to a Standard Career and Technical Education Certificate 

Use this form for:

  • Converting a Provisional Career and Technical Education Certificate to a Standard
 
Renewal Applications:
Application for Renewal of Certificate  (aka Renewal Form)
Use this form for renewing the following certificates:
  • Standard Elementary, Secondary, Special Education
  • Standard Career and Technical Education Certificate
  • Specialized Secondary – STEM Certificate
  • Administrative (Principal, Supervisor, Superintendent)
  • Standard Adult Education
  • Athletic Coaching
  • Guidance Counselor
  • JROTC
  • School Psychologist
  • Standard Arts Education, PreK-12
  • Native American Language
Application to Renew a Substitute or JROTC Certificate
Application for Renewal of Speech-Language Pathologist, PreK-12 and Speech-Language Technician, PreK-12 Certificates
Use this form for renewing the following certificates:
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Speech-Language Technician
 
Other Applications and Forms:
Change of Address Request
Application to Remove Deficiencies

***NOT FOR RECIPROCAL PROVISIONAL CERTIFICATES***

Use this form for removing deficiencies (e.g. US/AZ Constitution, AZ Fingerprint Card) from:

  • Provisional Elementary Certificate
  • Provisional Secondary Certificate
  • Provisional Arts Education, PreK-12 Certificate
  • Provisional Special Education Certificates
  • Provisional Career and Technical Education Certificates
  • Administrative Certificates
Application for Name Change/Duplicate Copy of Certificate
Verification of K-12 Teaching Experience
Verification of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Experience
CTE Teaching Evaluation Verification
Foreign Credential Evaluation Agencies 
Explanation of Incident Form 

Use this form if “YES” is answered to a Criminal History question on your application.

Complete application/form and mail to:

Phoenix Office:  
   
ADE – Certification
POB 6490
Phoenix, AZ 85005-6490