Applying for NYS Certification in TEACH Online Services

TEACH Application Guide

  1. Login to TEACH using your username and password
  2. Click on the “TEACH Online Services” application button
  3. On the TEACH Home page, click on “Apply for Certificate
  4. Read the Important Things to Know page, and then click “Next” at the bottom right corner of the page
  5. On the Verify/Update Profile page, make changes if needed. If you have previously updated this page and all information is the same, simply click “Next” at the bottom right of the page.
    1. If you do not make any changes, the system will generate a message in red reminding you to update the page. This is normal.* You can skip past this by clicking “Next
  6. On the Step 2 - Select Certificate(s) page, scroll down to the New Certificates and Applications menu selection box. Select your certificate using the options on this Program Codes and Certification Menu Options page. When finished, press the “Add” button
  7. When prompted, enter your Program Code.
    1. *Be sure that you do not enter a space before or after the code. This can cause TEACH to generate an error message.*
  8. If the program code was put in correctly, an entry bar will appear below the box with the certificate information. Click the radio button (the circle) under the Select column, and then click “Next” at the bottom of the page
  9. You will be returned to the Step 2 - Select Certificate(s) page. However, TEACH does not allow you to add another certificate to the same application. Instead, scroll down to the Certificates in this Applications box to verify your certificate details, and then click “Next” at the bottom of the page
  10. On the next page, in the Review Type box, select the “State Education Department” option
  11. On the Step 3 – Sign Affidavit page, answer the questions and then click the “Sign Affidavit” button at the bottom of the page
  12. On the Step 3 – Confirm and Sign Application page, confirm the application fee, which should be $50. Then, click the “Sign Application” button at the bottom, which will officially submit your application to TEACH.
  13. On the next screen, you may pay for the certificate or you can click on the “Home” link at the top of the page and restart this process to apply for another certificate.
    1. You may submit multiple certificate applications and pay for them together afterward.