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PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT

Your Certification Team

 

Jodi Accuri

Regional Certification Officer

Phone: 315 433-2628
Fax: 315 433-2650

Calls accepted:
Monday through Friday
8:30 am - 11:30 am

  • Assist and advise candidates in their efforts to secure NYS certification from the New York State Education Department, Office of Teaching Initiatives
  • Provide certification information to clients in the OCM BOCES service area
  • Evaluate applicants for NYS certification and submit recommendations for issuance of their certificate.
  • Provide technical assistance to component school districts regarding certification regulations
  • For further information, visit the OCM BOCES Regional Certification Office page

Loretta Waldron

Clerk II
Phone: 315 433-2628
Fax: 315 433-2650

Calls accepted:
Monday through Friday
8:30 am - 11:30 am

  • Assist candidates and athletic directors in the efforts to secure coaching certification
  • Provide coaching certification information to clients in the OCM BOCES service area
  • Assistant to the regional certification officer

In general, the OCM BOCES Regional Certification Office can be reached:

By phone:

  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Phone: (315) 433-2628

  By mail:

OCM BOCES
ATTN: Certification Office
PO Box 4754
Syracuse NY 13221-4754

  By email: certification@ocmboces.org



CERTIFICATION FORMS:

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

Required Workshops:

For information on all NYSED approved workshop providers please visit: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/certificate/workshops-required-for-educator-certification.html


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 forward all materials to the State Education Department.


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

Office of Teaching Initiatives
New York State Education Department
89 Washington Ave., 5N EB
Albany, New York 12234
Tel: (518) 474-3901
Mon - Fri, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Through the system you can:
  • Create a TEACH account
  • Apply for a certificate
  • Check the status of your application(s)
  • View/update your profile
  • Search certification requirements
  • Update your certification registration status