Certificate Lookup

The virtual certificate is considered to be the official record of educator certification in Texas that satisfies the Texas Education Code, §21.053(a). All current, expired and inactive certificates will be displayed. View official certification records for Texas educators using the link below.  First and last names must be entered to locate an educator's certificate. The name must match what is in the TEA database. 

Certificate Lookup

Verification Letter

An official letter regarding certification routes is now available online (PDF, 154 KB). The Texas Education Agency (TEA), Division of Educator Certification and Testing no longer provides individually prepared letters of professional standing, statements of eligibility, disciplinary history, certification status, or verification of certification routes –university, alternative or certification by examination.  Select the Certificate Lookup link above to access certificate records. Educators may also log in to their educator online account and print the official certificate.

Highly Qualified Status

TEA does not determine Highly Qualified (HQ) status for No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The educator may contact the school district where they were last employed and request the information.