Educator Certification



ALREADY CERTIFIED as an Administrator (Principal, Special Education Director, Career Education Director, Superintendent) in Missouri and one or more of the following applies:

  • You need to view or print your certificate
    • You will need to log on to DESE Web Applications with your user id and password.  Once you have access to your profile page, the Certificate Status link is located in the Menu to the left.  By clicking on Certificate Status, you will see the box that says View Certificate.  You will then be able to view and print your teaching certificate.
  • You need to know the requirements to upgrade your administrator certificate
  • You are not currently employed as an administrator and your certificate is going to expire
    • If you are not practicing as an administrator, then your certificate will move to an inactive status.  It will remain inactive until you are hired as an administrator.  Once you are hired then your employing Missouri school district may request the reactivation of your certificate.
  • Your administrator certificate has expired or will expire soon
  • You have questions about administrator professional development requirements

The Educator Certification System located within DESE Web Applications provides users with access to each of the following:

Educator Certification System Help Guide

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