Since the final approval of the Administrative Rules Governing Michigan Teacher Certification on November 16, 2017, the Michigan Department of Education has put in place new procedures regarding Teaching Certificates. 


First Rule of Teacher Certification

It is the teacher’s responsibility to keep his/her certificate valid at all times. Please know what type of certificate you hold and its expiration date.

Teacher Certification Flow Chart

Teacher certification online system

The Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS) allows users to pay certification fees online and issues certificates within five business days. To get started, you’ll need to create or use a Michigan Education Information System (MEIS) account.

Michigan Online Educators Certification System (MOECS) 

Additional Resources

Access your Certification Records Online

National Board Certification

Michigan Department of Education – Educator Certification