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Educator Credentialing and Certification

Apply for a DC Educator License Using ECIS, OSSE’s New Web-Based Licensure Application System

OSSE has recently launched the Educator Credential Information System (ECIS) for teachers, administrators, and school service providers seeking to obtain or renew a District of Columbia educator credential. The ECIS electronic application portal, allows applicants to enter their information, upload supporting documents, pay required application processing fees, and submit their complete application for a DC credential online. As of Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 all applicants seeking a DC educator credential must apply using ECIS. For more information and to start your application please visit the following links:

For more information and to start your application please visit the following links:

**NOTE: If you are a District of Columbia Government employee, be sure to use your active DC.GOV email address when registering, in order to access ECIS and avoid conflicts or registration errors.

Emergency and Proposed Educator Credential Regulations

Information for Individuals Seeking Teaching and School Support Personnel Credentials

Information for Individuals Seeking School Administrator Credentials

Information for All Individuals Seeking a DC Educator Credential

Office Hours and Contact Information

The Educator Credentials Office is open from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you have questions or concerns about how to obtain or renew an Educator Credential in the District of Columbia, please contact the Educator Credential Office via telephone at (202) 741-5881, email at osse.asklicensure@dc.gov, or by visiting in person at the following address:

OSSE – Division of Elementary, Secondary, and Specialized Education
Educator Credentials Office
810 First St., NE - Fifth Floor
Washington, DC 20002

Educator Credentials Customer Experience Survey

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Contact Phone: 
(202) 741-5881
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Contact Suite #: 
Fifth Floor
Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Service Location: 

810 First Street, NE

GIS Address: 
810 First Street, NE