Alabama State Department of Education

Educator Certification Section
5215 Gordon Persons Building
Post Office Box 302101
Montgomery, AL 36130-2101

(334) 694-4557
Educator Certification Website

Alabama recognizes valid professional educator certificates issued by other states, as the basis to offer professional certification in Alabama. The certificate(s) presented must be at a degree level, in a teaching field or instructional support area, and at a grade level in which Alabama offers comparable certification.

Visit website (link above) for the following documents:

  • Application form
  • Verification of citizenship/lawful presence in the US form
  • Out-of-state certificate verification form
  • Professional educational work experience verification form
  • Out-of-state testing verification form

Follow directions as shared in the materials included with the application form.