Regional Certification Office
The Regional Certification Office at WSWHE BOCES works as a liaison with the NYS Office of Teaching Initiatives (OTI) by providing guidance for applicants and evaluating Classroom Teacher, Pupil Personnel Services, Teaching Assistants, and Coaching applications. Need to know the required certification workshops, click here.
OTI utilizes the TEACH system to manage everything pertaining to certification, including applying, recording documents, and correspondence regarding certification status. Districts also access the system to check on certification status for current and prospective employees, and to verify various requirements for certificate applicants. To create an account or login into the TEACH System, click here.
If you are sending any documents to the Regional Certification Office, please ensure the last 4 digits of your social security number are written on them. Documents can be sent to this office via email, fax, or US Mail. For US Mail, please be sure to notate Regional Certification Office on the envelope to ensure receipt by the correct office.
The State Education Department has authorized this office to evaluate classroom teacher, pupil personnel services, teaching assistant, and coaching applications. Please note, applicants who select this BOCES to evaluate pending applications will be charged a $25 processing fee. This does not apply to WSWHE BOCES employees or anyone applying for a coaching license.