Forms and Contact Information



    Available options of payment are payroll deduction using the ESD payroll deduction form, or payment by credit card. Acceptable credit cards include Visa, Master Card, American Express or Discover. Current educators affiliated with a district cannot pay online for renewals, or additions of a bachelor-level subject area/endorsement.

    After completion of the DOE online application, please download and print the Certification Application Payroll Deduction Authorization form via the link below. Your application will not be processed until this form is received in the ESD Certification Office. This form may be sent to the ESD Certification Office via school courier or by e-mail to:


    Credit cards require hand-delivery to the ESD Certification Office.


    Certification Application Payroll Deduction Authorization Form


    Only credit card/cash payments will be accepted after the final summer paycheck has been cut and before the start of the next contract school year. Educators are encouraged to apply prior to the month of June if they prefer payroll deduction.


    DOE - Bureau of Educator Certification
    (800) 445-6739


    DOE- Testing Agency
    (413) 256-2893 or toll-free at 1-866-613-3281
    For availability of exams, registration, preparation guides, and pass/fail results


    DOE- Student Financial Aid
    (888) 827-2004
    For critical shortage area financial aid information


    CF University Center
    (352) 854-2322, ext. 1214


    American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence