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Licensure & Certification

  • The Department of Education (DOE) Licensure & Certification office works to support the Department’s mission to empower every learner with the highest quality education through shared leadership, innovative practices and exemplary services. DOE works in conjunction with the Delaware Professional Standards Board to continually improve the quality of instruction for Delaware's children so that they are equipped to work and succeed in an ever-changing and increasingly complex global economy. To do this, the Licensure & Certification office:

    • provides excellent customer service to local education agencies and the public, responding to inquiries regarding licensure and certification of educators;
    • promulgates rules and regulations proposed by the Professional Standards Board and approved by the State Board.

    The Department issues licenses, certificates and permits to eligible educators seeking credentials to be an educator, an administrator, or other professional support service staff.

  • Educators Certification Educators - This section applies to new and existing educators who are seeking information and guidance on how to become eligible and apply for licensure and certification(s). In addition to guidance, forms and resources are available to support candidates in the application process.
    HR Directors HR Directors - This section provides Delaware public/charter school staff with resources and guidance regarding licensure and certification requirements, forms, and processing tools such as checklists and policy memos.
    Public InformationPublic Information - This section provides information for the public regarding licensure and certification in Delaware, including a search tool for verifying an educator's credentials.
Last Modified on July 19, 2022