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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

Regular 2 application (program completers) requests

Regular 2 application (non-program completers) requests

Re-evaluation requests License renewals Educators prepared outside of the U.S. requests

Substitute teacher license requests

Regular 1 application request

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: 
Contact Suite #: 
8th Floor