Time Extensions and Reissuance

state education department

The content on this page is from Fact Sheet 24-3: Teacher Certification in New York State. 

Reissuance of an Initial Certificate

An expired or expiring initial certificate can be reissued for a period of five (5) years if the certificate holder has not completed the three (3) years teaching experience requirement and/or the master’s degree requirement for Professional certification.

Applicants seeking a reissuance of an Initial certificate will be required to: 

  • complete and submit the Attestation Form to tcert@nysed.gov where they will attest that they have not met the education AND/OR experience requirements for the Professional certificate AND
  • apply and pay for the Initial Reissuance application through their TEACH account.

The initial certificate can be reissued for a second time if the educator has met either the education or experience requirement but has not met both requirements. Check the NYSED Web page: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/certificate/reissue.html for related information.

Initial certificate holders can obtain up to two (2) Initial Certificate Reissuances depending on their individual eligibility. Refer to the State Education Department quick reference guide to learn more about determining eligibility.