The Regional Certification Office will be closed Tuesday, May 30th and Monday, June 5th through Friday, June 9th. There will be no telephone access or walk in hours during these days. The office will re-open on Monday, June 12th.
Regular operating hours:
Tuesdays 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Thursdays 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Other times are available by appointment only.
Please be aware that much of the information requested by those who contact the Regional Certification Office is available on the web
The Nassau BOCES Office of Regional Certification is authorized by the New York State Education Department Office of Teaching
to evaluate and recommend certification for areas related to professional services. Professional
employees referred by participating districts and Nassau County residents receive responses to questions
concerning certification status. The Regional Certification Office assists and advises school districts on issues related to the employment of non-certified teachers. Information concerning changes in certification regulations is disseminated to participating school districts. Workshops can be presented in local school districts upon request.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are considering distance learning programs, please seek verification from the college that your course work would count toward a degree in the subject of the course.
NOTE: To be awarded a NY State Certification, all applicants must be fingerprinted and cleared by NY State. For more information regarding fingerprinting contact MorphoTrust by going to their website at
and clicking on New York State on the map, or calling (877) 472-6915.
Required courses include: