Certification Offerings
Regional Certification Office

The Erie 1 BOCES Regional Certification Office provides assistance, and processes / evaluates the online applications of candidates for New York State Certification in most teaching titles, and for all pupil personnel and coaching titles.

Our regular business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00-4:00.

While we are pleased to assist school personnel with certification, please remember that 
your certification is your responsibility

Be sure that you know when your current certification expires, and what is required to achieve and maintain the next level of certification. Your current / potential employment in the New York State Public Schools requires that you hold valid NYS Certification!


Recent NYSED Policy Change: Those applying for certification in TEACH on/after September 1, 2015, will no longer be credited with coursework at the "overlapping" student developmental level. All required coursework will need to be exclusively at the specific student developmental level for which you are applying. If you applied and paid for your application in TEACH prior to September 1, 2015, and selected Erie 1 BOCES as your processor, please request that your transcripts be sent to our office. Also, please mail/bring the BOCES processing fee ($25 - cash or money order only) to Erie 1 BOCES as soon as possible. If you have an application in TEACH that shows as unpaid, you are subject to this policy change.