For all teachers that maintain certification with DOE, 

As we start a new year, your friendly certification committee would like to remind you to pay attention to the following;

1. All teachers, please send a copy of new certification paperwork to Gretchen Fitzpatrick at HSS.

2. All teachers, copies of workshop certificates to Lee Ann as well.

3. All staff, update address and name changes with DOE: 

4. Your Certification Team members will help you with any inquiries. 

To Chairs of PLCSS:


Please forward this information to all your staff:


New certification policy for in-person visits:


The Maine DOE is reminding individuals seeking to renew or apply for initial certification of new hours and a policy for in-person visits. Due to the current volume of applications and processing, including a criminal background check, please allow four to six weeks for completion.


In-person visits are only offered at the Department of Education (located on the 5th floor of the Burton Cross Office building in Augusta) on MondayWednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Personnel will review for application completeness only; we will not be evaluating the client’s eligibility for certification at this time.  All applications, whether received in-person or otherwise, will be processed in the order they are received. To check the status of a pending application visit the MEDMS Report Portal. To review the Maine DOE’s requirements for certification and subject endorsements please click here.


On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Certification Personnel are not available for the public.   For convenience, a locked drop box for receiving applications is now available in the reception area.


A new online credentialing system developed by Hupp Technologies is expected to be implemented in 2016 that will make the process more efficient and less time consuming for educators and staff. In the meantime, the Department appreciates the patience and understanding of all.


For more information visit the Maine DOE’s certification web page at


Thank you,



Kathryn L. Hollicker

Certification Director

Department of Education

Certification Office

23 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333-0023




Faith L. Beaudoin

Dept. of Education Certification Office

23 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

Phone # 207-624-6603 Fax # 207-624-6604


Effective July 1, 2015 the Teacher Certification Office will only see walk in clients on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays9am-3:30pm.  The file will be processed in date received order.  Currently the Teacher Certification Office is experiencing a 4 to 6 weeks turn-around time.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.