Forms and Contact Information
PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR CURRENT MCPS EDUCATORS
AND CONTRACTED OR CHARTER EMPLOYEES
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: email@example.com
Credit cards require hand-delivery to the ESD Certification Office.
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
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
For critical shortage area financial aid information
CF University Center
(352) 854-2322, ext. 1214
American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence