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
Use the Educator Search link to search for your certificate.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Arizona Department of Education
1535 W. Jefferson Street
400 West Congress Street, Room 223
Every Wednesday and Thursday, June through August