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Educator Licensure Services

The Educator Licensure office is the state agency responsible for issuing licenses to teachers, school administrators and school-based support personnel seeking to practice in or receive a license from the District of Columbia.

Office Hours*

Monday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Thursday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.

*For in-person office visitors we provide general license application information and consultation.  Consultation includes Q & A regarding licensure application requirements and processing timelines, and a check to ensure that application packets have the documents required to begin a review. Licensure evaluations/eligibility determinations are not conducted at the time of submission.

Application processing times**:

Up to 8 weeks

Up to 10 weeks

Up to 12 weeks

·  Added teaching endorsement requests

·  Re-evaluation requests

·  Substitute teacher license requests

·    Regular 2 application (program completers) requests

·    License renewals

·    Regular 1 application request

·  Regular 2 application (non-program completers) requests

·  Educators prepared outside of the U.S. requests

·  Occupational, Performing arts, ROTC requests

**Processing times start from the date a complete application packet and all required supporting documents, as listed on the documentation checklist on the license application form, have been received by this office.

Educator Licensure Services

School Administrator Licensure Information

Information for All License Seekers

Forward completed application packets to:
OSSE – Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Educator Licensure and Accreditation
810 First Street NE, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20002

Please note that all applications contain an application documentation checklist for you to verify required documentation that must be submitted with your application.

If you have additional questions or concerns outside of regular office hours, please contact a member of the licensure team:
 
Anthony S. Graham
State Licensure Administrator
 
Dorothy Beal
State Licensure Specialist
 
Stacy Hardman
State Licensure Specialist
 
Marcus Gardner
Licensure Assistant
 
Kadena Duncan-Lawrence
Licensure Assistant

Educator Licensure Customer Service Survey

In an effort to better serve our clients, we are asking that you take a few moments to answer a few questions about the kind of service you received from the Educator Licensure office. We really appreciate your valuable feedback.

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Contact Phone: 
(202) 741-5881
Contact TTY: 
711
Contact Suite #: 
8th Floor