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

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Licensure/Certification Initial Application Instructions

Applying for Delaware licensure/certification is a two-step process.

  1. Register in DEEDS – Submit information (Name, contact information, education information, experience)

  2. Complete an application for a License/Certificate. Basic requirements are:
    1. A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree
    2. Student teaching on a transcript
    3. Meet certificate requirements according to regulations
After completing the online application process, you must provide official documentation of all transcripts, certificates, and experience listed in the application to the address below:

Delaware Department of Education
Collette Education Resource Center
35 Commerce Way, Suite 1
Dover, DE 19904
ATTN: Certification.

*Test scores are forwarded to the Department electronically upon your request (see testing).

Processing & Notification.  Applications cannot be processed until ALL documentation listed on your application is received. The certification office will attempt to notify you of any missing documentation; however, given the volume of applications that the Department receives, it is your responsibility to provide the required documentation and monitor your application on DEEDS.

Once all documentation has been received, the Department will evaluate your credentials in as timely a manner as possible. You may apply for employment while your licensure/certification is pending. (Districts and charter schools have access to your application information via DEEDS.)

Once the evaluation process is complete, you will receive via email your license/certificate(s) or an evaluation letter stating the requirements that you need to meet.

If you are a recent or soon to be college graduate and are applying for Delaware licensure for the first time – click here

If you are an educator who holds licensure in another state and wishes to apply for Delaware licensure - click here

If you have already applied for licensure/certification and want to apply for an additional certificate – click here

If you would like to apply for licensure/certification in Delaware but do not have student teaching experience – click here

If you would like to work as a Paraprofessional – click here

To begin the application process for all others – click here

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