Certification Announcements and Updates

These announcements include information about educator certification and testing.

Document Upload Available in the Educator Certification Online System (ECOS)

Via the "My Documents" tab in ECOS, Educator's have the ability to view documents received by TEA staff and upload documents themselves. Visit the documents upload instructions page for assistance.

School districts and Educator Preparation Programs also have the ability to view documents received by TEA staff and upload documents via the "Documents" tab in ECOS. Please see the Document Upload for Entities instructions for assistance.

Division of Educator Certification Staff Available via Help Desk Ticket Only during Mandatory Teleworking

Staff in the Division of Educator Certification will be unavailable by phone until further notice. In addition, we will not be available to assist visitors. If you need assistance, please submit a help desk ticket. Allow several business days for staff to respond to your ticket. Tickets are answered in the order received.

Staff will continue to process applications and certification requests.

Stay tuned to the announcements page for further updates.

Transcripts Now Accepted Electronically from the Institution

Official transcripts can be sent directly from your institution or servicer, via eScrip-Safe or by email. Your institution should email the transcript directly to OSC75@tea.texas.gov. We will not accept emailed transcripts from you.

2019-2020 Teacher Shortage Areas

The 2019-2020 teacher shortage areas are now available.

New Test Exemptions for Educators Who Hold a Standard Certificate Outside of Texas

A new process allows the exemption of Texas tests for eligible individuals certified outside the state, in accordance with 19 TAC Chapter 152, Commissioner’s Rules Concerning Examination Requirements, §152.1001, Exceptions to Examination Requirements for Individuals Certified Outside the State.

Instructions and required documents have been detailed on the Out-of-State Tests Exemption page

Minimum Salary Schedule

The 2020-2021 minimum salary schedule is now available.