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(Please do not Create an Account if you have already done so. Creating a second account will prove problematic in your efforts to become certified. If you have completed the fingerprinting process then you most likely have Created an Account and should therefore attempt to Log In to your Account.)

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Additional Certificates - Search Certificate Requirements

Your TEACH Account Home Page -a User's Guide: The following is a screen shot of a TEACH Home page. All home pages offer the same basic options and services. Many of the TEACH questions we receive in The College at Brockport Certification Office can be answered by viewing the list of services offered on the TEACH Home page. Please note that we have also included on this screen shot additional guidance regarding some frequently asked questions related to certain TEACH services.

The screen shot is for informational purposes only and does not offer the opportunity to interact with TEACH. To access these services simply log in to your TEACH Account (link provided above) and proceed to your personal TEACH Home page.

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Profile Links

  • Update/Add Education, Employment and Personal Information

Fingerprinting Links

  • Submit Application for Fingerprint Clearance

Inquiry Links

  • Account Information
    • (Select Account Information to view your certificate status. Click on Certificates from scrolling menu and click GO. Displayed information includes all of your certificate applications and all issued certificates. A printed copy of this page is typically acceptable when asked for proof of certification (assuming the certificate is issued) when applying for employment in NY State.)

Online Application

  • Apply for Certificate
    • (Please view this link before applying for a certificate.)
    • I would like a printed certificate
      • (NY State automatically sends you a printed copy of any issued Professional Certificate, typically 3-4 weeks after the certificate has been issued. NY State does not automatically send printed copies of Initial Certificates. Please review the Account Information guidance (found above) before requesting a printed certificate.)
    • Apply for a Time Extension
      • (NY State does not typically process a time extension application unless it is within 6 months of your certificate expiring. Therefore, you should wait until that time has arrived before applying for the extension. If you are unsure as to when your certificate(s) expires, please see the Account Information guidance posted above. Viewing your certificate status through Account Information also provides information on expiration dates.)

Professional Development

  • Maintain Your Professional Development Record

Payment Links

  • Pay for Certificate or Fingerprinting Applications

Retiree Links

  • Apply for a Retirement Waiver

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