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!


Upcoming NYSED Policy Change: Those who apply for certification 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. To avoid being subject to this change, you must apply and pay for your application in TEACH prior to September 1, 2015. Choose Erie 1 BOCES as your processor, and request that your transcripts be sent to our office. Also send/bring the BOCES processing fee ($25 - cash or money order only) to the same address. Please refer to our TEACH Tutorial, or contact our office to be sure that you apply correctly in TEACH. You do not need to be eligible for certification to apply! *Please Note:  On 7/1/15, NYSED extended this deadline from 7/1/15 to 9/1/15.