Michigan Online Educator Certification System

Governor Whitmer signed into law Public Act 110 of 2023 and Public Act 111 of 2023 which expand reciprocity and support experienced educators in becoming certified or recertified in Michigan. These are effective July 27, 2023.

The Michigan Department of Education is actively working to update guidance and systems, including the Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS), to reflect the changes in the law. Our web pages will be updated as information becomes available. 


The Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS) is a secure web-based system that allows educators to register and create private accounts and have access to all of their certification data, apply for certificates and endorsements, and renew their certificates. MOECS accepts only credit cards as payment for application services; Visa and Master cards are accepted.

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Certification Help: MOECS users include:
  • Individuals who hold a valid or expired Michigan educator certificate.
  • Individuals who wish to apply for or update a Michigan educator certificate.
  • Michigan local and intermediate school districts/regional education service agencies, charter schools, and nonpublic schools.
  • Michigan colleges and universities that have approved educator preparation programs.
To Create Your Initial MOECS Account or Reset Your Password:
  • Click Login Assistance
  • Enter your name and last 4 digits of your social security number and click Search


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