Note: We are no longer mailing fingerprint cards or certificates as proof of credentials. For proof of credentials please Check Application Status through the NEO System. You may print the NEO application status screen for proof of credentials.
Educational Technicians new certification renewal date for this year is July 1, 2018
As many of you are aware, Maine Department of Education (DOE) Commissioner Robert Hasson approved a one year extension for all certificates with an expiration date of July 1, 2017. This impacted all teachers, educational specialists, and administrators with certificates that would have expired on July 1, 2017. Those impacted now have an expiration date of July 1, 2018.
The purpose for this extension is to allow the Department of Education time to implement the new online certification system. The Department is happy to report that the new online system is currently being used by our certification team and has already created great efficiencies. The new system is currently in the phase of security testing and extra time is needed to ensure all security requirements have been met, therefore the current 2018 extension will be applied to Educational Technicians whose expiration date is February 1, 2018. Those impacted Educational Technicians will now have an expiration date of 7/1/2018 to align with the current extension.