Michigan Online Educator Certification System


Are you ready to return to the classroom, but have an expired certificate?  MDE recently launched the Welcome Back Proud Michigan Educators campaign to help educators with expired certificates return to the teaching workforce by reducing or eliminating professional learning recertification requirements.  Find out if you are eligible, and connect with potential employers by completing this brief survey.


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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