New Certification System Will Open to Educators Soon; Districts Encouraged to Complete Recommendations by May 30

The Maine Department of Education strongly encourages those superintendents and support team chairs who have not done so already to take the steps to set up accounts in the new online certification system and make recommendations for your educator renewals.

Currently, 6,375 educators have been recommended in the new system; however, there are many districts that still have a tremendous number of recommendations to complete.

The Department would like to thank the districts that have embraced the new system and have prepared educators for the renewal process with their recommendations. We would like to recognize the following districts who have submitted more than 150 recommendations each:

  • Gorham Public Schools
  • Bangor Public Schools
  • Lewiston Public Schools
  • RSU14
  • RSU21
  • MSAD11
  • RSU13
  • RSU54
  • RSU60
  • Sanford Public Schools

Educators – We are working to finalize the Educator Portal and there are a few important items to note:

  • Educators working in a district will only be able to renew if they have been recommended by their district.
  • The July 1st deadline is a deadline for submission of applications. If the application is complete, the certificate effective date will be the date the application was received.
  • If an educator has received a recommendation for the same type of certificate, contact hours and/or credit hours do not need to be uploaded.
  • Uploads must be in PDF format.

Further communications and updates are available on the Maine Department of Education Certification Webpage, Maine DOE’s official Facebook and Twitter pages, and the DOE newsroom.