You will need to create an account on if you do not already have one.  Once you are logged in, you will need to link your certificateID in order to apply online. The My eCert wizard will help you to create a certificateID if you do not have one.


Our office is moving towards a paperless system, and we urge educators to use the electronic system whenever possible. 


In the event you need to send a paper application, it must be mailed to, or dropped off at the RIDE drop box in the main lobby at:


Rhode Island Department of Education

Office of Educator Quality and Certification

255 Westminster Street, 4th Floor

Providence, RI 02903-3400


Paper applications can take up to 16 weeks for processing.