The virtual certificate maintained on the TEA website is the official record of an educator's certification.
Virtual Certificates for Educators
TEA no longer mails paper certificates. A printer-friendly frameable version is available in your educator account. Log in to your account and select View Certificates. You must use Internet Explorer to correctly view and print the certificate. The online certificate satisfies Section 21.053(a) of the Texas Education Code, which requires individuals to present their certificate before employment by a school district.
Virtual Certificates - Public Search
You may search Certificate Lookup for any educator's certificate. The virtual certificate is official.