Teacher/Ed Tech Licensure

The Maine Department of Education created an educator portal for the new online credentialing system.  The Maine Department of Education certification team will still accept paper for initial applications, all renewal applications must be processed through the online system.


NOTICE from MDOE: Processing time will vary due to the cyclical nature of applications. Current processing time is approximately 6 weeks.


Important Links

How to Create an Account-Step by Step

How to Renew-Step by Step

Initial Credentialing


Authority, Forms & FAQs

What is my Application Status?


Note: MDOE no longer mails fingerprint cards or certificates as proof of credentials. For proof of credentials please Check Application Status.


Please Note: The Department of Education eliminated its walk-in office hours on July 9, 2018. 

  • Questions by phone: Monday through Friday from 9:00AM – 3:30PM
  • Want more info? Here are the FAQ’s from the MDOE