Educator Investigations is responsible for ensuring that Texas educators meet the highest standards of professionalism and ethical behavior. Staff reviews criminal histories and reports of misconduct to determine if a sanction should be placed on an educator's credentials or, in the case of a non-certified employee, whether or not he or she is employable.

Superintendent Reporting

Review the Superintendent Requirements for Reporting Educator Misconduct-FAQs.

Certificate Applicants

Review the following for information about criminal history checks for applicants.  Additionally, see information about the Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation for individuals who believe they may be ineligible for certification due to a conviction or deferred adjudication for a felony or misdemeanor offense.

Criminal History Checks for Certificate Applicants-FAQs
Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation-FAQs

Disciplinary Information

Review the information below about conduct that can lead to disciplinary action and criminal activity considered directly related to the education profession.  The approved disciplinary rules and the Disciplinary Policy and Mission Statement established by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) are available below for your review.

 Educator Discipline-FAQs
 Disciplinary Rules
 Disciplinary Policy and Mission Statement  

Sanctions against Educators

Review the list of disciplinary actions taken against educators and look up an educator's official certification.

Disciplinary Actions Taken against Texas Educators  

Certificate Lookup-Official Certification Records for Texas Educators

Contact Information

Educator Certification
Phone hours, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (CST)
Phone: (512) 936-8400
Phone Options:
Option 2-Educator Certification/Account Access (Walk-in visitors are: Tuesday-Friday 8:30 AM-11:30 AM & 1:30 PM-4:00PM) 
Option 3-Fingerprinting
Option 5-Educator Preparation Programs
Option 6-Investigations
Option 8-General Information
Testing questions: (512) 463-9039

Help Desk for account access assistance.