Applying for a Certificate

How to Apply

STEP 1: Log In to your NY.gov TEACH account

  1. Login to your NY.gov TEACH account: TEACH Login
  2. Go to TEACH Online Services
  3. Scroll to "Online Applications" and click on “Apply for Certificate.”

STEP 2: Verify / Update Profile

  1. Confirm your legal name including spelling, prefixes, and suffixes.
  2. Update your mailing address, email, and phone number(s).
  3. Confirm your U.S. Citizenship status (Y/N).
  4. Enter your education information. 
    • Learn how to add your education information

Step 3: Add the certificate to the application

Select the following options from the menu:

  • Select an Area of Interest
  • Select a Subject Area
  • Select a Grade Level
  • Select a Title
  • Select a Type of Certificate
  • Then click Add.
  • Select Pathway

NOTE: After you select your pathway, you will go back to the "Add a Certificate" page. Scroll to the bottom of that page and click "Next"


Step 4: Continue with the Application

  • Answer Moral Character Questions
  • Sign / Click Affidavit Button
  • Sign / Click Sign Application Button
  • View and Print Application Summary Page
  • Pay the Application Fee
Step 5: Check the Status of Your Application


Last Updated: January 16, 2019