Rhode Island Department of Education

255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI  02903
(401) 222-4600

Office of Educator Excellence and Certification Services
(401) 222-8893
Email: eqac@ride.ri.gov.
Website:  Getting Certified in Rhode Island

Credential review is necessary for those who completed a state approved out-of-state preparation program or who hold valid full out-of-state certificates to pursue RI certification where similar certificate areas exist.  Requirements vary by certification sought.  Check the link below for specific details.

Rhode Island Certification Requirements and Applications

Documents to include with application are listed below.

  • Official transcripts from an accredited institution
  • Evidence verifying completion of state approved program
  • Appropriate test scores
  • Copy of valid out-of-state certificate