If you hold a standard certificate issued by another state or United States territory and are seeking
certification in Texas you must apply for a review of credentials.
- Create an online
- Complete an application
and pay the $164 non-refundable fee.
official transcripts from all colleges.
- Submit copies of all
- Submit proof of oral English language proficiency if your degree was earned outside the United States, including territories of the United States.
Important Note for Educators with Student
Services or Administration Certification
If you hold a
student services or administration certificate but do not hold a classroom
teaching certificate, you will need to submit documentation of two years of
acceptable school experience in the area of your certification. You must send
acceptable documentation on an official
school service record (PDF, MB 1.01).
You may now submit your out-of-state certificate online. Out-of-Country documents will not be accepted electronically.
Transcripts may not be submitted via our online system as they will be deleted and treated as spam.
Allow up to 3 to 4 weeks to confirm receipt of documents
Results of the Review
Once the review of credentials is completed you will receive the results by email. The email will include the required tests for standard certificates and your eligibility for a one-year non-renewable certificate.
Comparable Out-of-State Tests
If a test you completed is on the comparable out-of-state test chart, you must contact the testing company to have official scores sent to TEA for a possible test exemption. You must still apply for a review of credentials. Comparable exam scores will not be considered without a review of credentials.
have completed the review of credentials, you may be issued a One-Year
non-renewable certificate. You
may apply for the One-Year certificate at the same time as your review of
credentials or after the review of credentials has been completed. While
your One-Year certificate is valid, you
must complete all appropriate tests to establish the standard
must apply for a standard certificate once all requirements are