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

Google Chrome will not reflect your current certificate. Use Internet Explorer 9, 10 or 11; for Firefox users you will need to refresh the webpage. 

Certificate Verification Requests

An official letter regarding certification routes is available online (PDF, 59 KB).

TEA does not provide individually-prepared letters of professional standing, program detail information or verification of a Texas educator’s certification status. If your state provides a form to verify your certificate, you may submit it through our help desk.

Forms requesting verification of Highly Qualified status or educator preparation program detail information cannot be completed.

The form to verify your certificate will be mailed to the address provided on the form unless otherwise specified in your request. If an address is not listed on the form, it will be mailed back to you.

Please allow several weeks for your request to be completed. During our peak season from April through October it will take longer to process these requests.