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Educator Licensure

Licensure Call Center Alert: To maintain the safety of MDE staff and to better serve education stakeholders, the Educator Licensure Call Center will reopen on an abbreviated schedule with a limited number of staff to respond to licensure needs. Beginning May 12, 2020, the Educator Licensure Call Center will be open every Tuesday and Thursday between the hours 9 a.m -12 p.m. and 1 p.m. -4 p.m. until further notice. You may reach a licensure team member at 601-359-3483.

Due to the anticipated high volume of calls, we encourage you to continue to visit the Educator Licensure section of and before calling the office or emailing questions to the email address. Answers to most questions we receive are addressed on those webpages.

A tool you can use to stay updated on your licensure request is the Application Support landing page. This page shows which week the Division of Educator Licensure is currently processing. This page is updated regularly. If the request that you submitted is after the date shown, it is likely that the team has not gotten to your application yet and may need more time.

Welcome to the Division of Educator Licensure! Our mission is to assist all Mississippi current and prospective educators to obtain and maintain standard certification and to implement licensure guidelines set by the Mississippi State Board of Education. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you as you serve the children of Mississippi. On this landing page, you will find applications, forms, and other helpful tools to assist you in navigating the licensure process. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our office if we can support you in any way.

*ALERT* COVID-19/Coronavirus Updates for Educator Licensure

Please visit our "Licensure Updates" page for information related to licensure processing and test center closures.