The new certification system, My eCert, is up and running on RIDEmap. After you login to RIDEmap, click on the My eCert link on the right-hand side.
You can easily view and print your application from My eCert.
If you had a certification that expired in August, 2015, you will need to submit a paper application for reinstatement at this time in order to renew that certification.
We are hoping to have the online application process fully ready in 2016. At this time, all new applicants must apply using a paper application, and only Initial and Professional certifications can be renewed online in My eCert. Certificates of Eligibility for Employment (CEE) and Substitute Certifications must be applied for and renewed using a paper application. Also, School Nurse Teacher certifications cannot be renewed online, since a copy of your nursing license must be included with the application. Certifications that expire August, 2016 became eligible for online renewal shortly after January 1, 2016.
You can visit the Office of Educator Quality and Certification to access certification applications. The applications can be mailed or personally delivered to:
RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
OFFICE OF EDUCATOR QUALITY AND CERTIFICATION
255 WESTMINSTER STREET, 4TH FLOOR
PROVIDENCE, RI 02903-3400
If you have questions regarding an already submitted application for certification or renewal, please contact the Office of Educator Quality and Certification via email at EQAC@ride.ri.gov.