Certificate Renewal

The Michigan Department of Education has created a new system for educators to renew their certification. The new Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS) is a fully secure, role/function based web application.

The Office of Professional Preparation Services (OPPS) will no longer print or mail educator certificates. Educators will print out their own certificates from their MOECS account. The certificate will continue to require notarization.

Educators and teacher candidates will use MOECS to apply for certificates, renewals, duplicate certificates and pay certification fees using a credit card.

Questions regarding certification?  Review the Certification Guidance Documents.Certification Guidance Documents

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Frequently Asked Questions
Most certificates expire on June 30 of the year of expiration.  All certificate applications are processed as 'first come - first serve' and expediting services are not available. Processing time is impacted when application supporting documentation is not complete. Please be sure to print the cover letter generated for your application and follow the directions thoroughly.

Contact Information

Berrien RESA
SCECH Coordinator:
Sue Kruck
Tel: 269-471-7725 ext. 1116

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