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Regional Certification Office

The OCM BOCES Regional Certification Office can be reached:
  • Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • (315) 433-2628
          or by mail at:

          OCM BOCES
          Attn: Certification
          P. O. Box 4754
          Syracuse, NY  13221

If you reside or work in the OCM BOCES component district area you may wish to have your application evaluated by us.  Applications and materials evaluated and submitted by Regional Certification Offices are given priority. 

  • For information and to register for NYS Teaching Certification exams NYSTCE

The Regional Certification office is authorized to evaluate an applicant's credentials.  Applicants interested in obtaining NYS certification must submit an electronic application, official/original transcripts, and supporting documents.  The process must be completed online. Search Certification Requirements OR New York State Office of Teaching  

The certification areas that can not be evaluated through the Regional Certification office include ESOL, Interstate Reciprocity, Bilingual, Occupational Education, SDA, certificates for persons with foreign credentials or those who are not citizens of the U.S.  However, you may ask this office to foward all materials to the State Education Department.

In addition candidates may directly contact the New York State Office of Teaching at:

The University of the State of New York
State Education Department - Office of Teaching
89 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY  12234
Tel: (518) 474-3901
Mon. - Fri. 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Through the   system you can:

  • Self-register
  • Apply for a certificate
  • Check the status of you application(s)
  • View/update your profile
  • Search certfication requirements
  • Apply for fingerprinting
Last updated on 10/9/2013
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