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. Those seeking help from Licensure and Certification are encouraged to call or email for assistance.

    We will be limiting public access to our offices, and are asking those who need our support to contact us by phone or email. 

    By Email:  Please send questions to deeds@doe.k12.de.us

    By Phone:  Please leave a detailed message that includes your name, question or concern, and contact information, that includes both a telephone number and email address for response. (302) 857-3388

    By Mail:  Documents may be mailed to the address below or scanned as a PDF and emailed to deeds@doe.k12.de.us

    Transcripts in support of licensure and certification must be official documents.

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

    For the latest updates, please visit the ETS Testing Updates webpage.

    Thank you, The Licensure & Certification Team


  • New Delaware Educators

    The Licensure & Certification office provides support to potential and current educators who want to hold State of Delaware teaching credentials, including school leaders and other professional support service staff; Delaware public and charter school staff; other government agencies, and organizations who provide support to future educators.

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  • To become licensed/certified to be an educator, administrator, or other professional support service staff person, select the certificate area from the list below to review the certification application steps and requirements:

  • If you are currently licensed/certified in another state, received your education from a non-US institution, or have not completed student teaching through an approved educator preparation program, select the appropriate option from the list below to review the requirements.

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

    Feel free to contact us:
    M-F 8:00 AM-4:30 PM

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Last Modified on March 24, 2020