As Delaware continues to try to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Delaware Department of Education is modifying how it provides support to its customers. While there is still no public access to our offices, those seeking help from Licensure and Certification are encouraged to call or email for assistance.

    For questions:

    • Employed educators, please contact your human resources office.
    • All other educators, please contact L&C using one of the methods below:
      • By Email: Please send questions to deeds@doe.k12.de.us
      • By Phone: (302) 857-3388. Please leave a detailed message that includes your name, question or concern, and contact information, which includes both a telephone number and email address for response.

    New guidance regarding COVID-19 has been published on the DDOE Website.

    Submitting Official Documents
    The L&C Office prefers all documents are submitted electronically, if possible.

    By Email: Official documents should be sent directly to the Department from the originating authority (college, university, employer) electronically using the email address: deeds@doe.k12.de.us

    • Documents must be sent as a PDF (we cannot accept PNG, JPG, or other file types) and attached to the email, not copied in the body of the email.
    • The email address must be a professional email address from the originating authority - not forwarded by the educator.
    • For transcripts, the electronic delivery service must send the access link directly to the Department. L&C cannot accept forwarded links.

    By Mail: Documents may be mailed to the address below:

    Delaware Department of Education
    Office of Licensure & Certification
    35 Commerce Way, Suite 1
    Dover, DE 19904
    State Mail Code N510

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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.
  • Delaware Department of Education
    Licensure & Certification
    Collette Education Resource Center
    35 Commerce Way, Suite 1
    Dover, DE 19904

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