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We are currently processing applications received:

  • the week of April 17th for new certificates
  • the week of May 10th for maintaining certificates and Institutional Recommendations

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Updated: 05/24/2017

Certification Window Hours

Phoenix
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Weekdays
1535 W Jefferson St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Tucson Hours
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Every Wednesday and Thursday
June-August
400 W Congress St., Rm 223
Tucson, AZ 85701

Offices Closed for Memorial Day Holiday Observance

Please note that ADE offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day Monday, May 29th. Normal Certification hours will resume on Tuesday, May 30th.

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Certification Changes

Although we are aware of recent legislation that will impact certification requirements for current and future educators in Arizona, at this time we are not able to advise applicants on the details nor are the requirements currently in effect. “Upon receiving the Governor’s signature, a bill is sent to the Secretary of State where it […]

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Tucson Hours for 2017

The Tucson Certification office will be open following the monthly schedule below: Months Days Open (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) January through May First three Wednesdays of the month June, July and August Every Wednesday and Thursday September through December First three Wednesdays of the month   Only same-day services (quick services) will be provided. All […]

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Subject Knowledge Examination Waivers

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires teachers in Title I schools to be “appropriately certified” through being in compliance with certification requirements established by the State of Arizona. Board rule R7-2-607(J) requires teachers in grades 6-12 whose primary assignment is an academic subject area to pass the appropriate Board adopted subject knowledge exam, and […]

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Contact Information

Arizona Department of Education
Educator Certification

602-542-4367
[email protected]

Phoenix Office

1535 W. Jefferson Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Weekdays
Office Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Tucson Office

 400 West Congress Street, Room 223
Tucson, Arizona, 85701

Every Wednesday and Thursday, June through August
Office Hours: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm