Welcome to the WSWHE Regional Certification Office!
This office works as a liaison for the NYS Office of Teaching Initiatives, by providing guidance for applicants and evaluating Classroom Teacher, Pupil Personnel Services, Teaching Assistants and Coaching applications. This site contains many useful resources to guide applicants through the certification process. Please navigate the links and email firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional assistance you may need.
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 or login to an account, click here.
To send any documents, please ensure the last 4 digits of your social security number are written on them:
Scan or email them to email@example.com;
Fax them to (518) 746-3308 or (518) 581-3308
Mail them to:
1153 Burgoyne Ave., Suite 2
Fort Edward, NY 12828-1134
Topics A-Z: This provides links to the NYSED site on various topics on certification.