Forms and Applications

  • Experience Verification Forms:

    Paper applications for certification are no longer available to download. 

    Please complete the online application through the TEACH system to apply for certification. The TEACH online application can be accessed here.

    Forms can be accessed through the Office of Teaching web site and downloaded from here.

    If you live or work in Orleans or Niagara County, then you may send your application to Orleans/Niagara BOCES.  If you work or reside out of the area, then please send your application directly to the New York State Education department or local BOCES.


    Please note:  Orleans/Niagara BOCES does not process certification applications for administrative, career and technical, technology education, education technology specialist, English as a second language, family and consumer science, health education and teaching assistant certification.  The foregoing applications should be submitted directly to the New York State Education Department with any supporting materials.

    Persons seeking New York State certification that have credentials from out of New York State or out of the United States must apply directly to the New York State Education Department.